The MOT Youth Blog

Read the latest posts in The MOT Youth Blog below.

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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Courage to Care Day Projects 2019

On 16 August 2019, MOT SA celebrated our Courage to Care Day. Courage to Care Day is a day where MOT Enthusiasts celebrate by doing an act or many acts of kindness that will make the world a warmer and safer place to live in. Courage to Care Day aligns with MOT’s core values – […]

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MOT Youth of the Month: Nanziwe Mbatha

My name is Nanziwe Daisy Mbatha and this is my story. As a child, I have always been quick to react with anger and negative emotions with any situation but never expressed it in front of people. I would take everything to heart and internalized it. At the age of 11, I ran away from […]

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MOT Youth of the Month: Darren Maybe

I am Darren Maybe the eldest of three, residing in the Cape Flats Ottery area. Myself and my siblings were raised by a single parent (mother). I matriculated in 2016 at Fairmount Secondary School situated in Grassy Park and I am currently studying Safety in Society at False Bay TVET College, Westlake Campus pursuing my […]

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Welcome to the MOT Family!

Last week we welcomed Marlon Van Diemen to the MOT South Africa Family! Marlon is the Programmes and Training Officer for MOT South Africa. He holds a Diploma in Educare from False Bay TVET College. Marlon has been involved with MOT since 2014. He has gone from being a MOT Youth to Young MOTivator to […]

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