How are you doing, MOT Friends? Times of uncertainty, ongoing change, unclarity, and complex challenges are still on. Lockdown in Latvia, additional restrictions in Norway, the new covid version in South Africa. How many waves are ahead? Have you ever been surfing the wave? To be in the ocean with waves is not an easy […]
MOT is a youth and society builder. MOT strengthens youth's robustness, quality of life, mental health, awareness and courage. MOT prevents exclusion, bullying, violence, alcohol and drug abuse, crime and mental problems. What makes MOT unique is MOT's brand, the programmes, the enthusiasts and that youth use MOT in their own way. MOT's initiators are the former Norwegian top athletes Atle Vårvik and Johann O. Koss.
The MOT Concept
MOT's life skills concept is founded on the purpose to create a safer society through strengthening youth's robustness, awareness and courage – courage to live, courage to care and courage to say no. The MOT Concept is like a key-card that is lent to schools, municipalities and countries on a partnership premise.More about the concept
A major part of the MOT Concept is the five documented effective and specially designed programmes used by schools and municipalities. MOT's main activity areas are in secondary and upper secondary schools. MOT promotes safe school environments where all are included. A significant part of the MOT Programmes is the recruitment and education of self-moving MOT coaches, school leaders and leaders in municipalities.More about the programmes
On November 5th, 2021, MOT Thailands chairperson Miss Sutisa Utalun met with the governor of Nong Khai Province. The meeting they talked about how to use the MOT Program in all secondary schools in Nong Khai Province. The governor of Nong Khai informed that he would bring MOT Program to the meeting of the school […]
The power of an inclusive culture at school
More than 20 years ago I met a street priest who recognised MOT’s work. “I call the work you are doing the pursuit of the faster donkey” I did not understand what he meant, but he proceeded to tell me the following story. “A man was assaulted by thieves and left wounded in the ditch. […]
MOT’s contribution to the UN sustainable development goals
Happy September to all MOT leaders and MOT enthusiasts in four different continents! I am proud of the value-based approach MOT applies to strengthen youth’s robustness and create safe class environments. I am proud of the societal issues you are working to stop, reduce and prevent – such as loneliness, bullying, substance abuse, mental illnesses, […]
What makes you unique?
Markus is a former Young MOTivator, and has also been a MOT coach for several years. Today he is 28 years old. Markus inspires me every time I meet him. Not only does he express good values, but his energy is also contagious. He is an expert at making others feel seen, and he is […]