The MOT Youth Blog

Read the latest posts in The MOT Youth Blog below.

MOT Youth Blogger of the Month: Preston Saayman

Grow and Glow above fear by Preston Saayman View Preston reading the poem live here which he read during our MOT Enthusiasts’ Gathering 6 March 2020 Another day yes, another opportunity to pray Another way to endure my community to sway In the movement of a brighter future a better day Young people, The leaders, […]

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MOT Youth Blogger of the Month: Sara Claasen

Hello Everyone. I am Sara Claasen. I studied at Northlink College, Goodwood Campus. I am a MOT Alumni and have been in the MOT Programme from 2016 – 2017. I have also been trained to be a Young MOTivator. I would like to talk about a quote that really inspired me and would like to […]

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MOT Youth Blogger of the Month: Anna Mloya

Hi MOT family! My name is Anna Mloya, and this is my story 🙂 This is one of the many stories I am open to sharing with you all in hope that it encourages someone to speak up or have the courage to live amid all the craziness life keeps giving us. I come from […]

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MOT SA on Hectic Nine 9

MOT SA was invited for a live TV interview on Thursday, 5 December 2019 with Melody Gwala to celebrate International Volunteer Day. The live interview was attended by Preston Saayman, a recently trained Young MOTivator from Boland College, Caledon Campus, Marlon Van Diemen, Programmes and Training Officer and Julia Duminy, Country Director of MOT SA. […]

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MOT Youth Blogger of the Month: Lusanda Mafenuka

I am Lusanda Mafenuka originally from Eastern Cape residing in Atlantis, Western Cape. I was born in Gauteng Province and raised in a small town in Transkei, Eastern Cape called Willowvale. I came to Western Cape to further my studies and enrolled at West Coast TVET College. After graduating, I got the opportunity to work […]

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MOT Youth Blogger of the Month: Raeesha Smith

I am Raeesha Smit and I am fourteen years old. I am in grade nine and I attend Buren High School in Ysterplaat, Brooklyn. I live with my grandmother and grandfather in Brooklyn. I was introduced to MOT at my high school as an extra activity. I was extremely fond of the programmes and the […]

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MOT Youth Blogger of the Month: Laeeqah Charles

My name is Laeeqah Charles and I am a Young MOTivator from the College of Cape Town, Crawford Campus. During my primary school years, I was constantly the one being picked on and bullied. It all started when I was in Grade 1. My mother used to sell things at school. A classmate threatened to […]

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MOT Youth Blogger of the Month: Nawaal Isaacs

Living from the streets to the seats at college. My name is Nawaal Isaacs and I am a recovering addict. This is my story. My mother was a single parent as my parents got separated due to their unstable relationship. My mom and I had a very close relationship and we relied on each other […]

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MOT Youth of the Month: Preston Saayman

A beautifully written poem by our newly trained Young MOTivator, Preston Saayman from Boland TVET College, Caledon Campus. Preston wrote this poem while on the Young MOTivators’ Education from 30 August – 1 September that was inspired by Atle Vårvik (founder of MOT) and Moana’s meeting as part of MOT’s History. Click on the video […]

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