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MOT research reveals impact

This year MOT South Africa has started to test the impact that the MOT programme has on students and their experiences thereof.

Students who have completed all 9 of the MOT sessions are asked to complete a completely anonymous questionnaire.

The questions are rated on a five point scale. The quantitative results of the first 80 questionnaires are as follows:

To what degree do the statements below best describe MOT?(Mark only 1 box for each line)

Strongly Agree

Agree

Neutral

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

MOT takes youth seriously

64.2% 29.9% 6.0%

0.0%

0.0%

MOT helps me to make conscious choices

56.5% 33.9% 8.1%

1.6%

0.0%

MOT has increased my ability to care about others

56.5% 30.4% 11.6%

1.4%

0.0%

MOT contributes to an environment in the class where differences are accepted

60.9% 31.9% 7.2%

0.0%

0.0%

MOT has helped me to say “No!”

56.3% 34.4% 9.4%

0.0%

0.0%

MOT helps me to look for positive characteristics in others

62.1% 37.9% 1.5%

0.0%

0.0%

MOT contributes to a better class environment

50.8% 41.5% 7.7%

0.0%

0.0%

MOT has enhanced my belief in myself

45.3% 37.5% 15.6%

1.6%

0.0%

MOT contributes to less bullying in my class

53.1% 32.8% 10.9%

1.6%

1.6%

MOT is very good for my class

54.5% 42.4% 3.0%

0.0%

0.0%

I think it is a very positive thing that we have MOT at school

56.9% 35.4% 7.7%

0.0%

0.0%

I have discovered new sides to me through MOT

52.4% 34.9% 12.7%

0.0%

0.0%

MOT has a positive influence on me

45.5% 40.9% 12.1%

0.0%

1.5%

The comments from students included:

  1. I like MOT classes; it helps me to find out more about myself and others
  2. I enjoy MOT sessions. It’s real and creates an opportunity to share and learn from each other. We de-stress and are able to vent. The teacher is very knowledgeable and capable in steering our thoughts in a positive direction. I love the sessions. Thank you and keep it up.
  3. I think MOT helps people to talk about themselves. Encourage us to speak our minds. Enriches our minds about different things.
  4. MOT is fantastic. I have learnt a lot through MOT. Thank you for such a wonderful programme.
  5. I find MOT very interesting and it inspires everybody who is attending it.
  6. It was a pleasure going to MOT classes and would love to go to MOT classes in the future. I’m sure others will be inspired by MOT classes. Thank you!
  7. Enjoyed MOT class, it was filled with fun activities which makes the class more interesting and you always leave the class with that feeling “that was so true what she said”.
  8. I have really enjoyed my MOT classes. I feel that it has given me a whole new meaning and the way I look at life and most importantly how I look at myself.
  9. MOT is the most powerful and best class I have ever attended. MOT shouldn’t stop ever. MOT inspires a lot of people and adding positive attitudes. I LOVE MOT.
  10. MOT helps me to live my life ahead.
  11. MOT makes me feel at home every time I come to school.
  12. MOT is life orientation. It’s not only a subject but it’s about knowing ourselves.
  13. I really enjoyed this class and it allowed me to break out of my shell and be the person I always wanted to be. MOT gave me the self–confidence and showed me I can be complete alone and it’s ok to say NO.
  14. The MOT classes are very good. It’s the best thing that can happen once a week, I wish it can be twice but maybe it’s not possible, I don’t know. When I leave MOT classes I feel to carry on with college even if the works a lot, I really appreciate the MOT classes, Thank you
  15. I think it’s good to have MOT in your college because you learn a lot and get to know each other in a different way.
  16. MOT opens your eyes to things you would not have really wanted to talk about. It allows people to open their eyes to a more positive life.
  17. Everything in life takes patience. I am working hard in breaking down barriers of an old mindset. I have been inspired every time I left a MOT class.
  18. MOT class helps me a lot. I am more positive and I believe in myself.
  19. MOT is the best subject we have and it helps us a lot. Thank you!
  20. I really enjoyed the MOT programme; it helps me a lot to look for the positive in life and in people. I use to judge what I see but now I realise that I should look for the good in the person.
  21. Since I have done the Mot classes it has taught me a lot, to treat people equally and if someone hurts you just ignore them but also to be kind.
  22. In my personal opinion I feel that MOT is a great class to have.
  23. Since we have MOT, it taught me a lot, it’s very interesting, it’s taught me about myself and others and everyday life. MOT IS GREAT.
  24. I am really glad and fortunate to have been introduced to MOT. It is a great subject to have and really helps to bring out the best of oneself.
  25. MOT has helped me to know who I am and what I want to do in my life and I learnt to be positive and to have self confidence, which I did not have. I would like to thank MOT I really appreciate it.
  26. MOT is a really good workshop to have; you should introduce it to high schools.
  27. MOT has encouraged me to become a better person and to correct the mistakes that I have made in the past or at least to learn from them!
  28. I have learnt a lot through the MOT classes we had. It gave me perspective about myself. I think it’s good that they implemented this in colleges and schools. It keeps others motivated. Thank you very much MOT.
  29. It was lovely having such a motivational and inspirational session at college.
  30. MOT wasn’t just a class but it was as if it was a social place because we got to know each other and learn stuff about people we didn’t know.
  31. MOT has positively impacted my life.
  32. My life has changed because of MOT

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