Courage to Care Day – A huge success!

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On 3 June, MOT SA held its annually celebrated Courage to Care Day – a day all about expressing kindness to others and ourselves, and spreading as much joy as possible!

The day is a reinforcement day which aligns with MOT’s core value, the Courage to Care. This is all about showing care and respect to others and ourselves and giving them Jet fuel, which means being that light for someone and including those that are left out.

The day also reinforces MOT’s vision to create a warmer and safer society for all. 

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Collaborating parties

MOT SA head office identified and collaborated with 3 different organisations in which our partnering high schools, TVET colleges, Community Organisations and corporate partners could join in:

  1. Bone marrow donor registry with DKMS in which participants could register on the DKMS database as potential blood donors.
  2. School clothing for rural schools in which a total of 2 bags of school shoes and 5 bags of school uniforms have been collected!
  3. Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Shelter support with Teleah Meshae Foundation, a new foundation starting up at the end of June. Over 10 bags of Adults’ and children’s clothing, including toys. These will be donated to a shelter assisting women and children who are victims of GBV.

Our partnering Schools and TVET Colleges and corporate partners that participated were:

  1. Zeekoevlei High School
  2. Fairmount High School,
  3. Lotus High School,
  4. Gardens Commercial High School,
  5. False Bay TVET College, Khayelitsha, Fish Hoek and Westlake Campuses
  6. Northlink TVET College, Belville, Belhar and Wingfield Campuses
  7. College of Cape Town, Crawford Campus
  8. Radisson Blu Hotel, Granger Bay
  9. Cape Town Museum of Children

We were blown away at the massive support we received on the day! We are proud that our communities continue to show the Courage to Care!

Many of our partners were all excited about the campaign! Instead of running the campaign for one day, they ran it for an entire week: 3 – 10 June.

Check out the pictures of the Campaign via our MOT SA Album here

Dropped offs

We successfully dropped off school uniforms and shoes to 1 500 learners at the following rural/farm schools:

  • Blouvlei Academy Primary School
  • Jupiter Street Primary School in Fish Hoek
  • Groenvlei Primary School in Piketberg
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We also dropped off children’s and women’s clothing, toiletries and groceries to the following organisations:

  • The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children
  • Taleah Mashae Foundation
Debriefing and Certificate Ceremony

On 10 June, we hosted a Debriefing and Certificate Ceremony for all participating parties at the Cape Town Museum of Childhood.

The feedback received was that Courage to Care Day is extended for a longer period, instead of one day.

Courage to Care Day was truly a successful campaign! We are proud of all participating parties and the community for showing the Courage to Care!

We cannot wait to continue with this campaign in 2023!

Check out the pictures of the day via our MOT SA Facebook Page here

Check out this month’s MOT Coach Blogger of the Month: Charmaine Anthony, MOT Coach from West Coast TVET College. She shares her MOT Journey and the magical experience she’s had at the MOT Coaches’ Basic Education (training). She also shares what the MOT values mean to her. Follow the link here to be inspired.

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