THE CASE FOR EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA:

EMPOWERING YOUTH AND DRIVING SOCIAL CHANGE

“South Africa has one of the most unequal school systems in the world. Children in the top 200 schools achieve more distinctions in mathematics than children in the next 6,600 schools combined. The playing field must be levelled.” – Amnesty International South Africa.

The theme that has influenced our work throughout the years is the case for education in South Africa and resilience and hope in adversity. As Trevor Noah highlights in his powerful debut autobiography, “Born a Crime and Other Stories”, education is a means of personal growth and empowerment, a tool for social change, and a means of building a better life for all.


- UNICEF

A LETTER FROM

Dear Friends,

 

It’s hard to believe that five years have passed since we launched Trevor Noah Foundation. In some ways, it feels like we were gathered at New Nation School, in Vrededorp,(meaning “Village of Peace”) South Africa, just yesterday, full of hope and excitement about the work ahead. And in other ways, it feels like we have been on this journey for a lifetime.


I want to start by saying thank you. Thank you for your belief in our mission, your support of our work, and your shared commitment to improving the lives of young people in Southern Africa. None of what we achieved over the past five years would have been possible without you.

Dear Friends and Supporters,


I’m delighted to share Trevor Noah Foundation’s first Annual Report celebrating five years of impact with you. Five years ago, Trevor stood on stage at our first partner school to launch TNF alongside two trusting partners, Microsoft and the Johannesburg Parent Child Counselling Centre.

As we celebrate our fifth birthday, we share this momentous moment with 19 Khulani School partners, nearly ten implementing partners, and 13 dedicated staff members. Overall, it’s been a period of incredible incremental progress and growth.


FROM THE DESK OF

THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

GOVERNANCE AND

Trevor Noah Foundation is driven by a shared passion among our Board Members, who come from
diverse backgrounds and professions. A common objective unites them: equip youth with the
tools and knowledge necessary for success.

Trevor Noah

Trevo Noah

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and the former host of the Emmy® Award winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central.
Read more

Norman Aladjem

Trevo Noah

Norman Aladjem is a successful Hollywood talent manager, producer and author. His expertise supports TNF with strategic business development and partnerships.
Read more

John Power

Trevo Noah

John Power is the co-founder and Managing Partner at PTD Business Management, a business management firm with an extensive tax practice focused on high-net-worth individuals.
Read more

Ryan Hardruth

Trevo Noah

Ryan Harduth is a comedy producer, director and talent manager. In his 15 years of experience, he has executed projects for the biggest names in comedy, including Netflix ...
Read more

Thabiso Madiba

Trevo Noah

Thabiso Madiba is a Financial Management Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg.
Read more

Shalane Yuen

Trevo Noah

Shalane Yuen is the Trevor Noah Foundation’s founding Executive Director, bringing over ten years of global consulting expertise to her role.
Read more

PROGRAM

Transforming Communities: Our programs and Initiatives

Our most notable initiative is the Khulani Schools Program (KSP), launched in 2018 as our flagship
intervention. Our Khulani Schools are based in Ivory Park, Braamfischerville and Eldorado Park in Gauteng.

KHULANI SCHOOLS

The Khulani Schools program (KSP) comprises five essential components and programs that work together to empower and uplift learners in underresourced schools.


These include community building, providing vital support to create a solid and collaborative school community; psychosocial support, addressing the emotional well-being of learners and teachers; career guidance, equipping learners with the necessary tools

FARANANI INFRASTRUCTURE

The Khulani Schools program (KSP) comprises five essential components and programs that work together to empower and uplift learners in underresourced schools.


These include community building, providing vital support to create a solid and collaborative school community; psychosocial support, addressing the emotional well-being of learners and teachers; career guidance, equipping learners with the necessary tools …

EDUCATION

Multiple studies have highlighted the significant impact of infrastructure on learner academic achievement, underscoring its crucial role in quality education (Nortje, 2017).

In South Africa, the infrastructure backlog poses additional challenges, limiting educators’ ability to provide optimal teaching and learning environments. To address this issue, in 2021, Trevor NoahFoundation partnered with YouthBuild South Africa (YBSA) to launch the Faranani Infrastructure  …

Caroline’s Story

Trevo Noah

Caroline grew up in Katlehong, Johannesburg and attended Lethukuthula Secondary School, a humble public school with large classes packed with learners and limited resources to accommodate those learners.
Read more

Our

Discover the inspiring journeys of individuals who overcame obstacles and achieved their dreams

Junior’s Story

Trevo Noah

Junior Philip Sibusiso Nxusa, a self taught Information Technology Enabler (ITE), hails from Naturena, near Eldorado Park. Junior’s passion for coding and programmingled him to participate in an after-school digital skills program introduced by TNF at Willow Crescent Secondary School.
Read more

Albertina’s Story

Trevo Noah

Albertina Cossa’s journey began with a gap year after struggling academically in matric. Hearing about the Faranani Infrastructure Project (FIP) through her aunt, she seized the opportunity. She applied to all three schools involved, demonstrating her hunger for a second chance.
Read more

Principal Olivia Hill’s Story

Trevo Noah

For several years, Mrs Olivia Hill had served as the Deputy Principal at Willow Crescent Secondary School in Eldorado Park, Soweto township. The school was at its lowest with poor academic performance and demoralised staff.
Read more

Clerah and Luvalan’s Story

Trevo Noah

Clerah Sithole and Luvalan Pillay, grant recipients from the Education Changemakers 2022 cohort, developed the Exclusively Inclusive mobile app to promote inclusive education and support children with learning disabilities.
Read more

OUR

Journey of Impact: Milestones and Achievements (2018 – 2022 in review)

2022 INCOME

A transparent overview of TNF’s financial performance showcasing our commitment to empowering education and inspiring change. Through this report, we demonstrate the effective allocation of funds, maximizing the impact of every donated amount – no matter the amount – in breaking the cycle of poverty through education.

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THE CASE FOR EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA:

EMPOWERING YOUTH AND DRIVING SOCIAL CHANGE

“South Africa has one of the most unequal school systems in the world. Children in the top 200 schools achieve more distinctions in mathematics than children in the next 6,600 schools combined. The playing field must be levelled.” – Amnesty International South Africa.

The theme that has influenced our work throughout the years is the case for education in South Africa and resilience and hope in adversity. As Trevor Noah highlights in his powerful debut autobiography, “Born a Crime and Other Stories”, education is a means of personal growth and empowerment, a tool for social change, and a means of building a better life for all.


- UNICEF

A LETTER FROM

Dear Friends,

 

It’s hard to believe that five years have passed since we launched Trevor Noah Foundation. In some ways, it feels like we were gathered at New Nation School, in Vrededorp,(meaning “Village of Peace”) South Africa, just yesterday, full of hope and excitement about the work ahead. And in other ways, it feels like we have been on this journey for a lifetime. I want to start by saying thank you. Thank you for your belief in our mission, your support of our work, and your shared commitment to improving the lives of young people in Southern Africa. None of what we achieved over the past five years would have been possible without you.

FROM THE DESK OF

THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends and Supporters,


I’m delighted to share Trevor Noah Foundation’s first Annual Report celebrating five years of impact with you. Five years ago, Trevor stood on stage at our first partner school to launch TNF alongside two trusting partners, Microsoft and the Johannesburg Parent Child Counselling Centre.

As we celebrate our fifth birthday, we share this momentous moment with 19 Khulani School partners, nearly ten implementing partners, and 13 dedicated staff members. Overall, it’s been a period of incredible incremental progress and growth.


GOVERNANCE AND

Trevor Noah Foundation is driven by a shared passion among our Board Members, who come from diverse backgrounds and professions. A common objective unites them: equip youth with the tools and knowledge necessary for success.

Trevor Noah

Trevo Noah

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and the former host of the Emmy® Award winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central.
Read more

Norman Aladjem

Trevo Noah

Norman Aladjem is a successful Hollywood talent manager, producer and author. His expertise supports TNF with strategic business development and partnerships.
Read more

John Power

Trevo Noah

John Power is the co-founder and Managing Partner at PTD Business Management, a business management firm with an extensive tax practice focused on high-net-worth individuals.
Read more

Ryan Hardruth

Trevo Noah

Ryan Harduth is a comedy producer, director and talent manager. In his 15 years of experience, he has executed projects for the biggest names in comedy, including Netflix ...
Read more

Thabiso Madiba

Trevo Noah

Thabiso Madiba is a Financial Management Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg.
Read more

Shalane Yuen

Trevo Noah

Shalane Yuen is the Trevor Noah Foundation’s founding Executive Director, bringing over ten years of global consulting expertise to her role.
Read more

PROGRAM

Transforming Communities: Our programs and Initiatives

Our most notable initiative is the Khulani Schools Program (KSP), launched in 2018 as our flagship intervention. Our Khulani Schools are based in Ivory Park, Braamfischerville and Eldorado Park in Gauteng.

KHULANI SCHOOLS

The Khulani Schools program (KSP) comprises five essential components and programs that work together to empower and uplift learners in underresourced schools.


These include community building, providing vital support to create a solid and collaborative school community; psychosocial support, addressing the emotional well-being of learners and teachers; career guidance, equipping learners with the necessary tools

FARANANI INFRASTRUCTURE

The Khulani Schools program (KSP) comprises five essential components and programs that work together to empower and uplift learners in underresourced schools.


These include community building, providing vital support to create a solid and collaborative school community; psychosocial support, addressing the emotional well-being of learners and teachers; career guidance, equipping learners with the necessary tools …

EDUCATION

Multiple studies have highlighted the significant impact of infrastructure on learner academic achievement, underscoring its crucial role in quality education (Nortje, 2017).
In South Africa, the infrastructure backlog poses additional challenges, limiting educators’ ability to provide optimal teaching and learning environments.

To address this issue, in 2021, Trevor NoahFoundation partnered with YouthBuild South Africa (YBSA) to launch the Faranani Infrastructure  …..

Our

Discover the inspiring journeys of individuals who overcame obstacles and achieved their dreams.

Caroline’s Story

Trevo Noah

Caroline grew up in Katlehong, Johannesburg and attended Lethukuthula Secondary School, a humble public school with large classes packed with learners and limited resources to accommodate those learners.
Read more

Junior’s Story

Trevo Noah

Junior Philip Sibusiso Nxusa, a self taught Information Technology Enabler (ITE), hails from Naturena, near Eldorado Park. Junior’s passion for coding and programmingled him to participate in an after-school digital skills program introduced by TNF at Willow Crescent Secondary School.
Read more

Albertina’s Story

Trevo Noah

Albertina Cossa’s journey began with a gap year after struggling academically in matric. Hearing about the Faranani Infrastructure Project (FIP) through her aunt, she seized the opportunity. She applied to all three schools involved, demonstrating her hunger for a second chance.
Read more

Principal Olivia Hill’s Story

Trevo Noah

For several years, Mrs Olivia Hill had served as the Deputy Principal at Willow Crescent Secondary School in Eldorado Park, Soweto township. The school was at its lowest with poor academic performance and demoralised staff.
Read more

Clerah and Luvalan’s Story

Trevo Noah

Clerah Sithole and Luvalan Pillay, grant recipients from the Education Changemakers 2022 cohort, developed the Exclusively Inclusive mobile app to promote inclusive education and support children with learning disabilities.
Read more

OUR

Journey of Impact: Milestones and Achievements (2018 – 2022 in review)

2022 INCOME

A transparent overview of TNF’s financial performance showcasing our commitment to empowering education and inspiring change. Through this report, we demonstrate the effective allocation of funds, maximizing the impact of every donated amount – no matter the amount – in breaking the cycle of poverty through education.

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Restricted
0 %
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