MOT SA Courage to Care Global Grant Project
14 April 2021
MOT South Africa has partnered with the Rotary Club of Wynberg, Haugaland Upper Secondary School, Karmøy Rotary Club and Rotary Districts 2250 and 2275, the Rotary Foundation and the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) to roll out their Courage to Care Global Grant project.
The project was created to invest in future leaders by training educators to empower the youth with leadership and life-skills to master their own lives and shape the future they want for themselves. MOT SA aims to develop robust youth to be resilient role models in their communities.
On Friday, 26 March and Saturday, 27 March 2021, MOT South Africa hosted its first MOT Coaches’ Basic Education Training for the year at Fairmount Second School in Grassy Park.
A total of 26 participants have been trained as MOT Coaches. They include principals, educators, social workers and community volunteers from Fairmount, Zeekoevlei and Lotus High Schools, and three community organisations.
Louise Wheeler, an educator from Zeekoevlei High School, said she admired that the MOT Programme concentrated on how to prevent challenges such as bullying, violence, teen pregnancy and substance abuse as the focus was usually on rehabilitation.
Brian Dalton, MOT SA Board Member and an ex member of the Wynberg Rotary Club, welcomed all the new coaches to the MOT family and said they will be contributing to the growth within the school and the whole community.
Programmes and Training Manager, Andiswa Makha, shared that the MOT Programmes inspired the youth to be courageous and self-aware and she looked forward to more youth being impacted. “MOT Coaches become our youth’s role models and creates a space for them to feel safe and comfortable. Using your positive influence as a MOT Coach will help to reach our young people in a youthful, innovative and sincere manner,” said Makha.
Terence Klassen, Principal of Fairmount Secondary School and MOT Coach, thanked the MOT Team, Rotary International and Wynberg Rotary for the opportunity to invest in the youth in their communities. Klassen encouraged the new MOT Coaches to continue to nurture the MOT seeds in their daily lives and into the lives of the youth.
The MOT Programmes make use of activities, reflections, stories, and group discussions, to create the magical atmosphere and inspirational experiences that contribute to strengthening youth’s ownership to the MOT values which in turn strengthens their ability to build themselves and others.
Find out more about MOT on www.mot.org.za