MOT Coach Blogger of the Month – Elizabeth Nel

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Hi Everyone. I am Elizabeth Nel, MOT Coach from Pebbles Project and I am this month’s MOT Coach Blogger of the Month!

Before attending the MOT Coaches’ Basic Education

I first got to hear about MOT when I started working with Pebbles Project.  The MOT programme was being implemented at our main offices in Stellenbosch. I did not know much about the programmes and what it was about, but I found them extremely fun and engaging as I saw the positive effect they had on the young people involved.

The MOT Programme makes use of interactive group discussions and role-playing that allows our young people to self-reflect on how they will tackle different situations. It also consists of fun games with a positive message.

I got appointed as a Support Teacher and agreed to become a MOT Coach at the next training. I was extremely excited to be a part of this amazing organization and use the skills and tools to empower our young people.

After attending the MOT Coaches’ Basic Education

The slogan: “Show Courage”, was something I have been trying to teach the young people I work with every day.  The values – Courage to Live, Courage to Care and the Courage to say No, including the principles, will help our young people to make conscious choices every day and have a positive attitude towards life and others around them.

I work with learners from Gr R – Gr 12, and I hope to be able to teach them to have courage, even from a very young age. The children grow up with enormous challenges every day, and if they can learn to make the right choices from a young age, be able to say “NO!” when needed, and care for themselves and those around them, the future will be brighter!

Being a part of MOT is truly life-changing and the skills and knowledge taught will stay with me and those involved with MOT for life long.

I hope to make a difference in our young people’s lives and empower them to reach their potential through courage!

Check out our last MOT Coach Blogger of the Month – Charmaine Anthony. In her blog, she shares her MOT Journey and the magical experience she’s had at the MOT Coaches’ Basic Education (training). She also shares what each of the MOT values means to her. Get inspired here

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