Youth Mot-ivated to take lead

2017-10-31 06:01

Almost 130 youngsters from across the Cape have been equipped with tools to become active citizens and youth leaders in society.

Mot South Africa trained the 129 youngsters, who include Grade 9 learners from five local high schools and students from five technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges in the Western Cape.

These include College of Cape Town’s eight campuses, including Gardens, Pinelands and Wynberg, as well as False Bay College’s Fish Hoek and Mitchell’s Plain campuses. Learners of Simon’s Town High School also took part.

“The Norwegian word ‘mot’ denotes both the ability to show courage and the ability to take a stand against something; in this case, against the prevalence of violence, peer pressure and substance abuse,” explains Mot South Africa CEO Wanda Möller.

The organisation hosted its annual Young Motivators inspirational event last week. Springbok rugby player and Mot brand ambassador Siya Kolisi addressed the participants, offering encouragement.

“My dream was to be a rugby player. I had a tough upbringing, but I knew that someone was always worse off than I was. I remained focused on that dream and surrounded myself with friends who had the same values as I do.

“Don’t be afraid to be different and stand up and say: ‘No’. Surround yourself with people who will support you, lift you and build you,” said Kolisi.

The participants gave feedback on their community outreach projects and how they facilitated Mot life-skills programmes with peers. Projects included HIV/Aids and heathcare awareness campaigns, clothing and book drives, donated food and toiletries and volunteered their time at old-age homes, orphanages and primary schools in disadvantaged areas.

“Being a Young Motivator means that I must add value to my life and to others by giving back and motivating the youth. Before the Mot youth leadership camp, I had low self-esteem. The camp strengthened my courage, self-worth and the ability to care and love others,” said Nawaal Isaacs, a student of False Bay College’s Fish Hoek campus.

Möller praised the participants’ courage.

“Mot aims to empower the youth with awareness and courage: Courage to live, courage to care and courage to say: ‘No.’ We have the privilege to witness the Mot youth take responsibility for their own lives and sincerely take care of others.

“This year, Mot SA aims to impact 15 000 youngsters through the Mot programmes. Events like this is what motivates Mot to continue to create robust, strong and confident young people,” she says.

V For more information visit www.mot.org.za.

Almost 130 youngsters from across the Cape have been equipped with tools to become active citizens and youth leaders in society.

Mot South Africa trained the 129 youngsters, who include Grade 9 learners from five local high schools and students from five technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges in the Western Cape.

These include College of Cape Town’s eight campuses, including Gardens, Pinelands and Wynberg, as well as False Bay College’s Fish Hoek and Mitchell’s Plain campuses. Learners of Simon’s Town High School also took part.

“The Norwegian word ‘mot’ denotes both the ability to show courage and the ability to take a stand against something; in this case, against the prevalence of violence, peer pressure and substance abuse,” explains Mot South Africa CEO Wanda Möller.

The organisation hosted its annual Young Motivators inspirational event last week. Springbok rugby player and Mot brand ambassador Siya Kolisi addressed the participants, offering encouragement.

“My dream was to be a rugby player. I had a tough upbringing, but I knew that someone was always worse off than I was. I remained focused on that dream and surrounded myself with friends who had the same values as I do.

“Don’t be afraid to be different and stand up and say: ‘No’. Surround yourself with people who will support you, lift you and build you,” said Kolisi.

The participants gave feedback on their community outreach projects and how they facilitated Mot life-skills programmes with peers. Projects included HIV/Aids and heathcare awareness campaigns, clothing and book drives, donated food and toiletries and volunteered their time at old-age homes, orphanages and primary schools in disadvantaged areas.

“Being a Young Motivator means that I must add value to my life and to others by giving back and motivating the youth. Before the Mot youth leadership camp, I had low self-esteem. The camp strengthened my courage, self-worth and the ability to care and love others,” said Nawaal Isaacs, a student of False Bay College’s Fish Hoek campus.

Möller praised the participants’ ­courage.

“Mot aims to empower the youth with awareness and courage: Courage to live, courage to care and courage to say: ‘No.’ We have the privilege to witness the Mot youth take responsibility for their own lives and sincerely take care of others.

“This year, Mot SA aims to impact 15 000 youngsters through the Mot programmes. Events like this is what motivates Mot to continue to create robust, strong and confident young people,” she says.

V For more information visit www.mot.org.za.

Almost 130 youngsters from across the Cape have been equipped with tools to become active citizens and youth leaders in society.

Mot South Africa trained the 129 youngsters, who include Grade 9 learners from five local high schools and students from five technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges in the Western Cape. These include College of Cape Town’s eight campuses, including Gardens, Pinelands and Wynberg, as well as False Bay College’s Fish Hoek and Mitchell’s Plain campuses. Learners of Simon’s Town High School also took part.

“The Norwegian word ‘mot’ denotes both the ability to show courage and the ability to take a stand against something; in this case, against the prevalence of violence, peer pressure and substance abuse,” explains Mot South Africa CEO Wanda Möller.

The organisation hosted its annual Young Motivators inspirational event last week. Springbok rugby player and Mot brand ambassador Siya Kolisi addressed the participants, offering encouragement.

“My dream was to be a rugby player. I had a tough upbringing, but I knew that someone was always worse off than I was. I remained focused on that dream and surrounded myself with friends who had the same values as I do. Don’t be afraid to be different and stand up and say: ‘No’. Surround yourself with people who will support you, lift you and build you,” said Kolisi.

The participants gave feedback on their community outreach projects and how they facilitated Mot life-skills programmes with peers. Projects included HIV/Aids and heathcare awareness campaigns, clothing and book drives, donated food and toiletries and volunteered their time at old-age homes, orphanages and primary schools in disadvantaged areas.

“Being a Young Motivator means that I must add value to my life and to others by giving back and motivating the youth. Before the Mot youth leadership camp, I had low self-esteem. The camp strengthened my courage, self-worth and the ability to care and love others,” said Nawaal Isaacs, a False Bay College’s Fish Hoek campus student.

Möller praised the participants’ courage.

“Mot aims to empower the youth with awareness and courage: Courage to live, courage to care and courage to say: ‘No.’ We have the privilege to witness the Mot youth take responsibility for their own lives and sincerely take care of others. This year, Mot SA aims to impact 15 000 youngsters through the Mot programmes. Events like this is what motivates Mot to continue to create robust, strong and confident young people.”

V For more information visit www.mot.org.za.

Almost 130 youngsters from across the Cape have been equipped with tools to become active citizens and youth leaders in society.

Mot South Africa trained the 129 youngsters, who include Grade 9 learners from five local high schools and students from five technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges in the Western Cape. These include College of Cape Town’s eight campuses, including Gardens, Pinelands and Wynberg, as well as False Bay College’s Fish Hoek and Mitchell’s Plain campuses. Learners of Simon’s Town High School also took part.

“The Norwegian word ‘mot’ denotes both the ability to show courage and the ability to take a stand against something; in this case, against the prevalence of violence, peer pressure and substance abuse,” explains Mot South Africa CEO Wanda Möller.

The organisation hosted its annual Young Motivators inspirational event last week. Springbok rugby player and Mot brand ambassador Siya Kolisi addressed the participants, offering encouragement.

“My dream was to be a rugby player. I had a tough upbringing, but I knew that someone was always worse off than I was. I remained focused on that dream and surrounded myself with friends who had the same values as I do. Don’t be afraid to be different and stand up and say: ‘No’. Surround yourself with people who will support you, lift you and build you,” said ­Kolisi.

The participants gave feedback on their community outreach projects and how they facilitated Mot life-skills programmes with peers. Projects included HIV/Aids and heathcare awareness campaigns, clothing and book drives, donated food and toiletries and volunteered their time at old-age homes, orphanages and primary schools in disadvantaged areas.

“Being a Young Motivator means that I must add value to my life and to others by giving back and motivating the youth. Before the Mot youth leadership camp, I had low self-esteem. The camp strengthened my courage, self-worth and the ability to care and love others,” said Nawaal Isaacs, a student of False Bay College’s Fish Hoek ­campus.

Möller praised the participants’ courage.

“Mot aims to empower the youth with awareness and courage: Courage to live, courage to care and courage to say: ‘No.’ We have the privilege to witness the Mot youth take responsibility for their own lives and sincerely take care of others.

“This year, Mot SA aims to impact 15 000 youngsters through the Mot programmes. Events like this is what motivates Mot to continue to create robust, strong and confident young people,” she says.

V For more information visit www.mot.org.za.

Almost 130 youngsters from across the Cape have been equipped with tools to become active citizens and youth leaders in society.

Mot South Africa trained the 129 youngsters, who include Grade 9 learners from five local high schools and students from five technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges in the Western Cape.

These include College of Cape Town’s eight campuses, including Gardens, Pinelands and Wynberg, as well as False Bay College’s Fish Hoek and Mitchell’s Plain campuses. Learners of Simon’s Town High School also took part.

“The Norwegian word ‘mot’ denotes both the ability to show courage and the ability to take a stand against something; in this case, against the prevalence of violence, peer pressure and substance abuse,” explains Mot South Africa CEO Wanda Möller.

The organisation hosted its annual Young Motivators inspirational event last week. Springbok rugby player and Mot brand ambassador Siya Kolisi addressed the participants, offering encouragement.

“My dream was to be a rugby player. I had a tough upbringing, but I knew that someone was always worse off than I was. I remained focused on that dream and surrounded myself with friends who had the same values as I do.

“Don’t be afraid to be different and stand up and say: ‘No’. Surround yourself with people who will support you, lift you and build you,” said Kolisi.

The participants gave feedback on their community outreach projects and how they facilitated Mot life-skills programmes with peers.

Projects included HIV/Aids and heathcare awareness campaigns, clothing and book drives, donated food and toiletries and volunteered their time at old-age homes, orphanages and primary schools in disadvantaged areas.

Möller praised the participants’ ­courage.

“Mot aims to empower the youth with awareness and courage: Courage to live, courage to care and courage to say: ‘No.’ We have the privilege to witness the Mot youth take responsibility for their own lives and sincerely take care of others.

V For more information visit www.mot.org.za.

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