“The higher the level of education, the higher chance the youth have of creating a future for themselves and collectively, a better South Africa.”  – Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is a comedian, writer and television producer from South Africa.  He hosts The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central and tours the world doing stand-up comedy. He recently established Trevor Noah Foundation, a non-profit organization designed to educate and teach life skills to orphans and vulnerable youth in South Africa, which we honor with our #ButterflyKisses.

The goal of Trevor Noah Foundation is to support and prepare children and youth for success after high school by either attending technical/vocational schools or colleges/universities. The priorities of Trevor Noah Foundation are psycho-social support, skills development, and career guidance for the 3.7 million orphans and at-risk children.

As an Iron Caterpillar himself, Trevor knows how to help other Iron Caterpillars overcome adversity and achieve and succeed. Check out his foundation, his interview with Oprah and his bestselling book.

Sources:

Trevor Noah Foundation

https://www.trevornoahfoundation.org

Trevor’s Bestselling Book:

Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/537515/born-a-crime-by-trevor-noah/9780399588174/

Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday interview with Trevor Noah

 

Omaze winner, Shelley Friend with The Daily Show Host, Trevor Noah

Omaze winner, Shelley Friend with The Daily Show Host, Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah was, literally, born a crime.  In South Africa in 1984, it was illegal for him to exist because his mother is South African and his father is Swiss/German. His book is a compelling compilation of stories, some hilarious, some terrifying,  about his life growing up in South Africa. You will learn all about why he and his mother, along with his siblings and his grandmother, are all Iron Butterflies.

Shelley’s name was drawn from donors to NEXT for AUTISM, through Omaze, to be interviewed by Trevor Noah on the set of The Daily Show on April 26, 2018.