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MOT Coaches’ Basic Education for St. Michaels Child and Youth Care Centre
MOT South Africa hosted their second MOT Coaches’ Basic Education of the year in July 2023, at the College of Cape Town, Crawford Campus. The training was attended by 22 youth and community workers from various Community Organisations in the Western Cape.
What is a MOT Coach?
A MOT Coach facilitates the life-skills sessions aimed at youth’s resilience, awareness courage – Courage to Live, Courage to Care, and Courage to Say No.
Being trained to become a MOT Coach requires you to be Passionate, Youthful, Innovative and Sincere (P-YIS). That you have the motivation to develop robust youth who include, and this is precisely what our MOT Coaches have!
Training Content and Relevance
The training content was comprehensive and covered a wide range of essential life skills, including communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and emotional intelligence. Participants were introduced to and explored the following aspects of the training:
- MOT Philosophy, values & principles
- MOT Methodology and Tools
- MOT Programmes
- Facilitation techniques
- Implementation Guidelines
The relevance of the topics addressed was highly appreciated by the facilitators.
The training utilized various engagement techniques such as group discussions, interactive activities, and role-playing. These techniques were effective in keeping the participants actively involved and fostering their understanding of practical implementation.
MOT will provide continued support and follow-up for MOT Coaches after the training. This will include regular check-ins, resource sharing, and refresher training. The new MOT coaches will also have the opportunity to observe a MOT session live in preparation to prepare them for their facilitation.
Overall, MOT Coaches provided positive feedback, mentioning that the training content, delivery, and facilitator engagement were highly regarded. The participants expressed gratitude for the training and its contribution to their professional development in delivering youth life skills training.
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