Best Wishes from MOT SA

end of year letter

A Heartfelt Thank You to the MOT Family

Read the official letter here

As we near the year’s end, we want to extend our gratitude to all of you for an incredible 2023.

We deeply appreciate the support and dedication of our funders, partners, and associates. Your commitment to our MOT Programmes has created a safer society for our youth.

The backbone of MOT South Africa is our devoted MOT Coaches. Their hard work ensures our youth are equipped with tools and skills to make conscious choices and embrace our core values – the Courage Live, Care and Say No.

Together with our MOT Partners and Associates, we reached 17,322 young lives across 41 active MOT Sites this year. What an accomplishment! This year, we welcomed new staff, volunteers, partners, and funders into the MOT family, and we’re thankful for the chance to collaborate for the betterment of our young people.

Below are some of the highlights we’ve had this year:

  • Proudly celebrating our 15th birthday was a highlight, marked by the MOT Enthusiasts’ Gathering. We were honoured by the presence of our MOT Founding Father and Mother, Atle and Sigrun Vårvik, alongside the esteemed International Speaker & Mind Power Coach and proud MOT Brand Ambassador, Robin Banks. Read more here.
  • We expanded our reach through partnerships with institutions like Port Elizabeth TVET College, STADIO Higher Education, and Umfolozi College, supported by DG Murray Trust (DGMT). This step signifies our commitment to impacting youth beyond our current scope. Read more here.
  • We celebrated Courage to Care Day in two provinces – the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape. Our goal this year to give back to rural and farm school children through school uniforms and stationery was made possible through our thirteen partnering High Schools and TVET Colleges who contributed. Read more here.
  • We hosted our first-ever Men Show Courage event for over 70 young men, aiming to combat Gender Based Violence (GBV). Read more here.
  • Over 200 youth from 6 MOT sites successfully completed and graduated from the MOT programme. Read more here.

These moments represent just a glimpse of our achievements throughout this year.

Looking ahead, we’re thrilled about the opportunities 2024 holds. Our focus remains on impacting more young lives and forging new avenues in South Africa and beyond. Stay tuned for what’s in store next year.

On behalf of the MOT SA Board and Office, heartfelt thanks go to our MOT Funders, MOT Coaches, Brand Ambassadors, and Partners. You are instrumental in fortifying our youth’s resilience and life skills. Thank you!

Warm wishes to you and your families this festive season.

May the new year bring health, prosperity, and success. Take care and stay safe.

Warm regards,

Viola Manuel

MOT SA Country Director