This Mandela Day, we spent our 67 minutes with Ladles of Love to help alleviate hunger and provide food relief to people in poverty-stricken communities, as well as attempting to break the World’s Guinness Record of the largest food mosaic! About Mandela Day “It is in your hands to create and a better world for […]
MOT Youth Blogger of the Month: Raeesha Smith
I am Raeesha Smit and I am fourteen years old. I am in grade nine
and I attend Buren High School in Ysterplaat, Brooklyn. I live with my
grandmother and grandfather in Brooklyn.
I was introduced to MOT at my high school as an extra activity. I
was extremely fond of the programmes and the values that MOT stands for. There
are posters about MOT all over my school, each poster with a different MOT
Brand Ambassador and their quote that inspires me even more.
I was given the opportunity to attend the Young MOTivators’
Education and met the vibrant MOT staff.
At the camp, I learned that it is always better to treat people with kindness and be helpful to them. MOT also gave me the courage to view myself in a positive light and gave me the confidence to voice my opinion.
I realised that many people could be influenced by MOT and as a
Young MOTivator I realised that I need to be a role model to my peers and
people in my community and make a positive difference.
The three core values of MOT, Courage to Care, Courage to Live and
Courage to Say No, speaks volumes to me and is essential for every person to
use in their daily lives, including myself.
I am still very active with MOT in my school and have offered
myself up for volunteering whenever needed, helping at the most recent MOT AGM.
I am really really grateful towards MOT and the MOT staff for believing in me!
Thank you so much!