MOT Youth of the Month – Sydney Ndzongo


My name is Sydney Ndzongo I was born on the 12 march. I come from a family of 4 where we were all raised by both our parents. My primary education started at Zerilda Park primary school then went on to secondary school at Crestway senior secondary school where I completed my grade 12.

After completing my grade 12 I enrolled at False Bay College to study safety in society where I was introduced to the MOT programme by my programme head Mrs Olive Thomas.

My journey with MOT started in 2014 and I never looked back. My life before MOT was not as great as I came across many obstacles and I was always a person who was full of negative thoughts and opinions not only about me but life as well. Becoming a MOT youth through the MOT programme impacted me in a way that I started believing in myself and having self-confidence.

Through MOT, I was able to grow as an individual I become more selfless, responsible and active. For me, personally, MOT taught me the core values of life which are the courage to care, courage to live and the courage to say no to the negative things and make conscious decisions in life.

MOT not only played a positive role in my life, but also on my academics as I am a person who strongly believes in academic success and excellence. It also gave me the courage to persevere through the challenges of life.

Life after MOT is that even after completing the MOT programme I want to inspire others to also to be part of the MOT and also continue to embrace the MOT values and principles.

Courage to care
Courage to live
Courage to say no


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