Embracing the principles of MOT

MOT Coach of the Year and Are Hovstad Awards were presented to False Bay TVET College facilitators at the 10th MOT Annual General Meeting.

False Bay TVET College is an active participant in the MOT programme. The programme originated in Norway and aims to give students tools to help them develop into strong and resilient members of society. Students participate in MOT sessions where valuable life skills are shared with them. The vision of MOT is to create a warmer and safer society. The values of the MOT programme are Courage to LIVE, Courage to CARE and Courage to say NO. The underlying principles of the MOT programme are to teach students how to work proactively, reinforce the positive and see the whole person as being a valuable member of a campus.

False Bay TVET College runs the MOT programme across all its campuses to give students the skills to manage themselves and their interactions with others. The programme has been a powerful motivator for young people at the College which has seen improvements in many areas of student life that can be attributed to the MOT programme.

There was much reflection on the past 10 years and the role that MOT has played in the lives of young people at the 10th AGM of MOT South Africa which took place recently in Cape Town.
Dr Patricia Jacobs of UWC’s Institute for Post-School Studies (IPSS) was the guest speaker. She has recently completed research on the motivation levels of students in TVET colleges, including students who have been exposed to the MOT programme. The findings have been very positive, with students displaying high levels of motivation. This bodes well for the sector and the MOT programme.
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The AGM also saw awards made in four specific categories:
1. MOT TVET College Campus of the Year: Awarded to Northlink TVET College.
2. MOT School of the Year: Awarded to Simon’s Town High School.
3. MOT Coach of the Year: Awarded to Ms Nobuntu Luthuli from False Bay TVET College, Khayelitsha Campus.
4. Are Hovstad Award 2019, presented by Wenche Hovstad: Awarded to Ms Christine Thomas, from False Bay TVET College, Fish Hoek Campus.

Christine portrays the MOT core values in her daily life and interaction with others and has spearheaded many MOT programmes and initiatives to ensure the holistic development of students. She is the MOT Coordinator at the Fish Hoek Campus of False Bay TVET College.

MOT South Africa recently trained a new cohort of 27 MOT coaches from False Bay College, College of Cape Town, Mbekweni Youth Centre and Sans Souci High School. These coaches are commended for taking the step to become a MOT coach which requires a wholehearted commitment to the holistic development of young people as well as being a role model and creating a safe and warm environment within which students will thrive.

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MOT Coach of the Year, Ms Nobuntu Luthuli.
Recipient of the 2019 Are Hovstad Award, Ms Christine Thomas.