MOT South Africa 8th Annual General Meeting: Youth Leading Change
Youth leading change was the theme for MOT South Africa’s 8th Annual General Meeting (AGM), held on Monday, 26 June 2017, at College of Cape Town, Pinelands Campus.
The purpose of MOT SA’s AGM is to comply with legal requirements; presentation of the audited financial statements, election of directors, and the appointment of auditors. The AGM was opened by MOT SA and False Bay College Alumnus, Nathan Hendricks, with a beautiful rendition of the South African National Anthem. MOT SA Chairperson, Professor Eltie Links, welcomed delegates and thanked all teachers, principals, youth, sponsors and auditors for their support. Delegates received the opportunity to listen to heart-felt testimonies presented by six youth on their understanding of the role youth play in leading change in our country and how MOT has prepared them for their role as leaders, culture-builders, and active citizens in society.
“After MOT and the MOT youth camps, I can’t just see a need. I need to do something about it,” said Young MOTivator, Adrolene Witbooi from False Bay College, Mitchells Plain Campus.
“Through the MOT programme, I am now confident and I am a role model to my younger siblings. Nothing holds me back!” said Sikholise Swartbooi from the Centre of Science and Technology (COSAT) in Khayelitsha.
A slight, and welcomed, twist to the MOT SA AGM was the guest performer, Comedian, Dalin Oliver. Dalin entertained delegates with light-hearted and humorous memories of his days as a teacher.
“One of the key elements of MOT, which excites me, is that the organisation is providing youngsters, from tough socio-economic backgrounds, with the platform – through numerous life-skills vehicles – to build self-confidence, know their worth, achieve academically and ultimately become better human beings”, said Oliver.
MOT Ambassadors, Heavenly Quartez, and youth from COSAT sang the MOT song, ending proceedings on a high note.
MOT SA would like to thank the following sponsors, partners and contributors for MOT SA’s AGM success:
- College of Cape Town, Pinelands Campus, for the venue donation
- RSM Auditors
- MOT SA Chairperson, Prof Eltie Links, and MOT SA Board Members
- Young MOTivators from COSAT, Buren High School, College of Cape Town, False Bay College, Boland College and Northlink College
- MOT coaches, principals and CEOs
- Gavin Withers Photography
- MOT Ambassadors, Heavenly Quartez
- Guest performer & Comedian, Dalin Oliver
- False Bay College Alumnus & Young MOTivator, Nathan Hendricks
- Ayanda Mbanga Communications
In 2016, MOT SA reached and impacted 13 186 youth, trained 63 MOT coaches and 133 Young MOTivators, volunteering to facilitate the MOT programmes with the youth. In 2017, MOT SA aims to equip and strengthen 15 000 vulnerable youth with courage and awareness in order to face their challenges and become robust, strong and confident.
Let’s continue to invest in, and strengthen the youth to lead the change!
Photos: Gavin Withers Photography