MOT Coach Blogger of the Month – Tatenda Pakai

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Hi Everyone. My name is Tatenda Pakai and I am a social worker at an Organisation called Pebbles Project and a newly trained MOT Coach.

I was first introduced to MOT by my colleagues who are trained MOT Coaches. They felt that I would enjoy being a part of the MOT Programmes and that I would love implementing it. They had many positive things and experiences to share about their journeys with MOT, and this really inspired and got me pumped up to attend the MOT Coaches’ Basic Education.

I have to say, they were right!

The application forms which I completed in order to become a MOT Coach had me thinking and reflecting quite a lot on my personal character and what tools I could use to empower the youth.

Attending the MOT Coaches’ Basic Education was a huge eye-opener and am happy with the open group discussions and lessons learned during this retreat. Andiswa’s energy was next level amazing and it surely rubbed off!

I am excited, to begin with, about the implementation of the MOT programme at my institution, which will focus on mainly being present and active in the lives of our youth. Teaching them, equipping them with the proper tools in order to make conscious choices and strengthening their courage through MOT’s core values – Courage to care, Courage to live and Courage to say no.

I am even more excited to put to use the newly given skills and tools, including my facilitation skills which have been upped a notch due to the exercises that were practically carried out.

Thank you so much, MOT!

Read last month’s MOT Coach Blogger of the Month by Marlyn Van Diemen here, where he shares his MOT journey and how he used the MOT tools in his life.

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