Schools

Will your school or municipality prevent bullying, exclusion and mental health problems?

Will your school or municipality prevent bullying, exclusion and mental health problems?

MOT works to develop robust young people and class cultures where everyone is included. We believe this is the key to creating a warmer and safer society.

MOT prevents and protects against the most negative effects in adolescence. 7 out of 10 young people who have MOT at school say that MOT helps them to be themselves, and that MOT contributes to a classroom environment where no one is on the outside.

Schools that follow the MOT programmes experience less bullying, fewer young people without a single friend, fewer mental health problems and less substance abuse.

If you would like to become a MOT School, please click here to send email.

The MOT Programmes

Among the factors that make MOT unique are the five programmes in schools and local communities, with a 50-50 focus on the individual and on the group. The programmes strengthen the individual’s robustness and awareness and promote robust and constructive relationships – safe class environments, inclusive school cultures and sustainable local communities.

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MOT locally

Local MOT coaches, who are excellent at reaching the youth are crucial for MOT to have success. A MOT school is a secondary or upper secondary school that has entered into partnership with MOT. MOT also enters into partnership with municipalities. Click below to see all the schools in MOT South Africa that have MOT.

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News

Our Successful MOT Enthusiasts’ Gathering 2022

On Friday, 27 May 2022, MOT South Africa held its MOT Enthusiasts’ Gathering to over 70 participants (both in-person and online), an event held biannually to celebrate MOT’s success and the journey ahead. Dalin Oliver, an award-winning South African Stand-Up Comedian, who in addition dons the hat as an award-nominated Breakfast Show Sports Presenter on […]

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Top 3 Are Hovstad Award Finalists!

The Are Hovstad Award was initiated in 2018 to pay tribute to Are Hovstad for the establishment of MOT in South Africa, his contribution and support of MOT, and his love for the betterment of the youth in South Africa! Are was a founding member of MOT South Africa. He lived the values of MOT. […]

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MOT meets with Community Organisations in Burgersdorp

On 13 May 2022, MOT met up with the Community Organisations in Burgersdorp to discuss further ways on how MOT can assist in empowering and strengthening the youth in their organisations and communities. Over 10 Community Organisations were in attendance. We are extremely excited about the great things we will be doing together with these […]

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MOT Youth Leadership Graduation in Burgersdorp

On 12 May 2022, we finished our MOT Programmes with our MOT Youth in Burgersdorp, Walter Sisulu Municipality and hosted our graduation, powered by Scatec. 22 of our MOT Youth graduates are from Hanover, Burgersdorp, Philipstown, Petrusville and the programme was facilitated by Programmes and Training Manager, Andiswa Makha and MOT Coach Nathaniel January. A […]

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MOT SA Courage to Care Day

About Courage to Care Day A day that is celebrated annually by expressing kindness, care and love to friends, family and strangers. Similar to that which our Tata Madiba has envisioned for Mandela Day. The day aligns with MOT’s core values – Courage to Live, Courage to Care and Courage to Say no, as well […]

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The Surprising Link Between Bullying and Substance Abuse

Many children are likely to encounter bullying. A poll taken in 2014 found that over half of school-age children in South Africa have experienced it. Bullying can have a detrimental effect on children as they grow up, and the bully, their victim, and even bystanders can end up having ongoing issues such as those substance […]

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