Youth Development Organisation in The Western Cape Won Mail & Guardian Investing in The Future and Drivers of Change Award

MOT South Africa, a registered and leading Public Benefit and Non-Profit Organisation in the Western Cape, has recently won two prestigious awards. “With its network of partnerships, MOT South Africa have reached and impacted more than 10 000 youth, as well as trained 117 educators and 129 youth as MOT coaches and youth leaders, respectively in 2017” said MOT CEO, Wanda Möller. MOT SA specialises in life-skills development among the youth, and trains educators, youth workers, and young people to ensure the youth in South Africa become active citizens, leaders and role models in their communities.

At the Western Cape Department of Social Development’s Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards event held on 28 November 2017, MOT SA received a Silver Award in the category “Creating Youth Leaders”.  These awards recognise the outstanding organisations who have contributed towards youth development and displayed best practices in their fields. On Friday, 1 December 2017, MOT SA was declared the winner in the Mail & Guardian’s “Investing in the Future and Drivers of Change” Youth Development Award, nationally. The Mail & Guardian awards are designed to heighten public, government and business awareness about meaningful social investment and impact across Southern Africa.

“These awards acknowledge the great investment our funding partners, educators and the youth are undertaking to drive change by believing and investing in young people’s energy, passion and potential. It is imperative that we strengthen the youth with courage, awareness and skills to make conscious choices and to create a safer and warmer society,” said Ms Möller.

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Date published: 
Monday, 11 December, 2017
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