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

MOT Life Skills Leadership Programme for Corporates

MOT Life Skills Leadership Programme for Corporates is hosted in-person or via Zoom, depending on your needs. It consists of 7 MOT Sessions, which will be run over a course of 5-7 weeks with a duration of 2 hours per session. The purpose of the MOT project The MOT life-skills training programmes assist with managing […]

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MOT Coach Blogger of the Month – Claudia Sacco

Hi! My name is Claudia Sacco and I am a MOT Coach and the MOT Coordinator at Zeekoevlei High School, in the Grassy Park area. My journey as a MOT Coach started in 2019 when MOT SA and Wynberg Rotary approached schools in the Grassy Park / Lotus River area to implement the MOT Programme. […]

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MOT well received at Career Expo in Burgersdorp

On 31 August 2022, the Department of Employment and Labor hosted a Career Expo exhibition in Burgersdorp. A total of 12 stakeholders with 200 young people attending the expo. The MOT Coaches and Sinako Stakeholders’ Engagement Forum (SSEF) presented the MOT Programmes they will implement within the community. The purpose of the exhibition was to […]

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Press Conference with Dan Carter

On Friday, 9 September 2022, shortly after landing in South Africa, MOT South Africa welcomed Dan Carter at the College of Cape Town, Crawford Campus wherein he provided inspiration and words of wisdom to the school learners in the community. About 30 learners were in attendance from MOT partnering schools – Lotus Secondary, Fairmount Secondary […]

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Mental Health Awareness

A time to raise awareness of the stigmatized, and often misunderstood topic – Mental Health. September is Suicide Awareness Month and we would like to educate the importance of mental health awareness. What is mental health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects the manner in which we think, feel, and […]

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Farewell to our ex-Chairperson, Yasmin Forbes

We bid farewell to Yasmin Forbes who has been with MOT since 2019 and shortly after that was elected as the Chairperson of MOT when Prof Eltie Links retired.  Yasmin came with extensive knowledge, experience, and passion to help MOT SA grow! Very shortly after she assumed office, her influence was felt in the structures she […]

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