MOT strengthens youth’s robustness and mastery of life

49 MOT-schools
9.350 Youth

MOT was started by Norwegian top athletes after the Winter Olympics in 1994 with the objective to prevent social problems in society. The MOT Concept is based on the purpose of creating a safer society by strengthening youth's robustness, awareness and courage – courage to live, courage to care and courage to say no. The MOT Concept is like a key-card that is lent to schools and municipalities on a partnership premise.

The MOT programmes

Among the factors that make MOT unique are the five programmes in schools and local communities, with a 50-50 focus on the individual and on the group. The programmes strengthen the individual’s robustness and awareness and promote robust and constructive relationships – safe class environments, inclusive school cultures and sustainable local communities.

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The MOT ambassadors

The MOT ambassadors are high profiled role models within sports and cultural life. By being involved in MOT and proudly wearing the MOT logo, they are contributors to strengthening youth’s quality of life. MOT’s ambassadors reinforce MOT as a brand.

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MOT locally

Local MOT coaches, who are excellent at reaching the youth are crucial for MOT to have success. A MOT school is a secondary or upper secondary school that has entered into partnership with MOT. MOT also enters into partnership with municipalities. Click below to see all the schools in MOT South Africa that have MOT.

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Farewell to MOT’s Founder, Atle Vårvik

Please read the letter written by Atle here We’d like to bid farewell to our MOT Father and the founder of MOT, Atle Vårvik, who has officially retired. Atle was the idea man behind MOT and along with 3 other Norwegian top sportsmen founded MOT in 1997 and now MOT is in 5 Countries: Norway, […]

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MOT Youth of the Month – Caleb Mutombo

Check out his video below as he leaves us with an encouraging message for the year to learn from our mistakes and focus on how you can improve on them instead of focusing on the negatives. This also aligns with our MOT Tool – the Flashlights which means to shine the torch on the positives […]

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