The MOT Youth Blog

Read the latest posts in The MOT Youth Blog below.

MOT Coach Blogger of the Month – Elizabeth Nel

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. […]

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Overcoming Your Self-Doubts #CourageoverFear

MOT South Africa’s theme for the year is #CourageoverFear Courage is the willingness to do something that scares or frightens you. It is a choice that we can make over fear. Being courageous does not mean that we are not afraid. Being courageous means we are fearful but we choose to face our fears and take a step […]

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MOT Coach Blogger of the Month – Charmaine Anthony

Hi everyone, my name is Charmaine Anthony and I am based at West Coast TVET College. I am the MOT Coach Blogger of this Month! I will be speaking about my MOT Journey and the Experience I had at the MOT Coaches’ Basic Education (training). The MOT Programme inspired me whilst I was still a […]

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Our Successful MOT Enthusiasts’ Gathering 2022

On Friday, 27 May 2022, MOT South Africa held its MOT Enthusiasts’ Gathering to over 70 participants (both in-person and online), an event held biannually to celebrate MOT’s success and the journey ahead. Dalin Oliver, an award-winning South African Stand-Up Comedian, who in addition dons the hat as an award-nominated Breakfast Show Sports Presenter on […]

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MOT Youth Leadership Graduation in Burgersdorp

On 12 May 2022, we finished our MOT Programmes with our MOT Youth in Burgersdorp, Walter Sisulu Municipality and hosted our graduation, powered by Scatec. 22 of our MOT Youth graduates are from Hanover, Burgersdorp, Philipstown, Petrusville and the programme was facilitated by Programmes and Training Manager, Andiswa Makha and MOT Coach Nathaniel January. A […]

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MOT SA Courage to Care Day

About Courage to Care Day A day that is celebrated annually by expressing kindness, care and love to friends, family and strangers. Similar to that which our Tata Madiba has envisioned for Mandela Day. The day aligns with MOT’s core values – Courage to Live, Courage to Care and Courage to Say no, as well […]

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The Surprising Link Between Bullying and Substance Abuse

Many children are likely to encounter bullying. A poll taken in 2014 found that over half of school-age children in South Africa have experienced it. Bullying can have a detrimental effect on children as they grow up, and the bully, their victim, and even bystanders can end up having ongoing issues such as those substance […]

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MOT Coach Blogger of the Month – Tatenda Pakai

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 […]

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MOT Coach Blogger of the Month – Marlyn Van Diemen

My journey with MOT SA started when I joined False Bay TVET College in June 2014. I signed up for the National Diploma in Educare at Mitchell’s Plain campus; not knowing what I got myself into. The best in me came out during my college life. I never knew I could score such high marks. […]

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