The Trevor Noah Foundation has chosen The Workspace’s Melrose Arch coworking premises as the base of its South African operations.
Marie Schourie, CEO of The Workspace said that the company had given the Trevor Noah Foundation coworking space at Melrose Arch for twelve months.
“The Trevor Noah Foundation’s vision is to give the youth the tools, skills and pathways to opportunities to improve their lives … at The Workspace, we believe in assisting South African entrepreneurs in growing their businesses to become contributors to the economy,” said Schourie.
The convenience of coworking is what attracted Shalane Yuen, Director of the Trevor Noah Foundation:
“Essentially, managing a start-up, my days are unpredictable and involve lots of travel from one meeting to the next.”
“They make my life easier. Plus, with more than 10 The Workspace branches across South Africa, nationwide access means I can meet clients at a branch most convenient for them.”
“The collaboration with the Trevor Noah Foundation allows us to be a part of the starting point of their journey and we are excited about assisting them where we can.”
The Trevor Noah Foundation invests in three priority areas: psycho social support, skills development, and career guidance. It partners with government schools, researches innovative approaches, and mobilises philanthropic capital to drive sustainable change that improves the lives of the most vulnerable youth in South Africa.