Courage to Care Day in South Africa


On 16 August 2019, MOT South Africa celebrated their Courage to Care Day.

Courage to Care Day is a day where MOT Enthusiasts celebrate by doing an act or many acts of kindness that will make the world a warmer and safer place to live in.

Courage to Care Day aligns with MOT’s core values – Courage to Live, Courage to Care and Courage to Say no, as well as MOT’s Vision to create a warmer and safer society.

View below to see what the MOT Youth, Young MOTivators and MOT Coaches got up to!

MOT Youth, Charmaine Anthony from West Coast TVET College, Atlantis Campus collected toiletries for girls and boys in grade 7 at Chatsworth Primary School from donations received from friends. She said that she reached her goal this year by getting boys toiletries too, because last year, she only managed to give to the grade 7 girls. She is targeting 3 more schools to do the same.

The Young MOTivators from False Bay TVET College, Fish Hoek Campus along with their MOT Coach visited TEARS Animal Rescue (The Emma Animal Rescue Society), an animal shelter where they spent some time with the dogs, feeding and showing love and care to them. They handed over food, toys and clothes for the animals. They also treated the staff at the animal shelter with bites to eat, as a token of appreciation for all the love and care they provide to the dogs.

Our Young MOTivators, MOT Youth and their MOT Coach from College of Cape Town, Wynberg Campus, prepared and handed out sandwiches in Wynberg and Lansdowne to passabys.

The Young MOTivators from Simon’s Town High School spent the day with Simon’s Town Primary School learners and grade R learners. They split up into different groups reading to the kids and playing games with them. The kids opened up and shared what they would like to be when they grow up.  

The Young MOTivators shared that they cherished every single moment with them, and the kids enjoyed every second with them and were sad to see them leave.

“It was an amazing opportunity for us to see their faces light up with joy and amusement. I’m glad we made a difference in their lives.”

The MOT SA Office visited Masigcine Children’s Home. They spent time with the kids, getting to know them and play with them. They donated food, clothing and gift card to the home from donations that was collected leading up to the day. The children ended off the meeting by singing a beautiful song.

Julia Duminy
Country Manager MOT SA