Courage to Care Day – 2020

We are proud to share that even though the world was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, our MOT Family was still able to do 4 Courage to Care Day projects.

What is Courage to Care Day?

Courage to Care Day is a day that is celebrated annually by our MOT Family and it is all about expressing kindness and love to friends, family and strangers by spreading joy and by doing an act or many acts of kindness.

The day aligns with MOT’s core values – Courage to Live, Courage to Care and Courage to Say no, as well as MOT’s Vision to create a warmer and safer society.

Something as simple as cooking dinner for your family, smiling sincerely to those around you, saying hi, or even donating groceries or clothes to those in need!

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” – Aesop

This year has been extra tough for many of us, and these acts of kindness no matter how small it may seem, always have a major impact in anothers’ lives.

View below to see what they got up to!

Sakhisizwe YDP

When the lockdown was lifted and facilities were made open, the MOT Coaches and staff at Sakhisizwe prepared their classrooms for their grade 7s and grade 12 by cleaning and painting their classes.

West Coast TVET College, Atlantis Campus

Our MOT Youth, Young MOTivators and the SRC students from Atlantis Campus prepared and handed out soup to the families in their community!

We are so proud of all of you for showing the the courage to care and for spreading happiness & positivity!

False Bay TVET College, Mitchell’s Plain Campus

Our Young MOTivators, MOT Coaches, and the SRC students from Mitchell’s Plain Campus held a campaign to raise over 200 canned goods and donated it to the Mitchell’s Plan Can Project in their community.

Port Elizabeth TVET College, Dower Campus

Our Young MOTivators and MOT Coaches collected sanitary pads throughout the year to hand to underprivileged schools in their community. This is an ongoing project.

MOT SA Office

With the COVID pandemic putting our MOT Programmes on hold, such as activities, camps and training workshops, MOT SA hosted a Courage to Care Campaign by redirecting our corporate donations to participate in the feeding schemes currently in place by 3 community organisations: Sakhisizwe YDP (Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay), Mbekweni YC (Paarl), JP21 Foundation (Mitchells Plain & Strandfontein).

We thank Pioneer Foods and CLP Foundation for your donation in providing funds for our campaign!

Thank you and well done to Young MOTivators, MOT Youth and MOT Coaches for playing your role as active citizens in your community and for showing the courage to care for others. Thank you to the MOT Coaches and staff for assisting the Young MOTivators with their projects as needed.

We are so proud of all of you for spreading happiness, courage & positivity wherever you go!

Please share your magical and memorable MOT courage projects with us. Email pictures and information to to be featured on our social media platforms, our newsletter, and website.

We believe that each person has the power and courage to make a difference in the lives of others, no matter how small.