For two years in a row, MOT SA has run the MOT Youth Leadership Camp (MYLC). A total of 40 youth from 5 of our partner colleges attended the camp from 09 – 11 May 2014. The camp enables college students to have a cross cultural experience whilst building capacity, confidence and developing leadership skills to make a positive contribution at their colleges and in their communities.
The MOT Youth was passionately addressed by two of our board members, Professor Eltie Links (Chairman of MOT SA) and Mr Zozo Siyengo who motivated our MOT Youth to be COURAGEOUS leaders and ambassadors.
We would like to express our earnest appreciation to our facilitators Melanie Vermaak (False Bay College – MOT Coordinator), Olive Thomas, Charlene Matthews (Campus Coordinator – Fish Hoek Campus), Nizaam Pasha (College of Cape Town – MOT Coordinator) for presenting such excellent presentations to the students. A special thank you to Karin Hendricks (Deputy CEO of False Bay College) and Ntombekhaya Nduna (West Coast College – MOT Coordinator) who visited over the weekend.
Some of the feedback from the students included:
- “I learned things I think will change my inner person and I wish the lecturers were my lectures that were on the camp, they were awesome.”
- “I’ve gained a lot of people skills, leadership skills and listening skills. I have a positive attitude towards life and my studies. I’m not afraid to speak in front of people.”
- “I have learned that you should first love yourself before you can love others. Now I am aware of what my strengths are and to develop them and teach others to do so. Now I am not afraid to express my views confidently.”
- “I will work with a goal to improve and sustain students’ lives at the campus.”