Despite the difficult worldwide situation due Covid-19 and the fact that our core activities in schools have been locked down, April for the MOT Latvia organization has been rather active.
In regular ZOOM meetings MOT Board members have been working on MOT Latvia strategy 2020-2021. Active brainstorms, fruitful discussions and ambitious ideas led us to final decisions to be made next week. Very looking forward to the outcome!
Meanwhile we also managed to keep in touch with our MOT coaches by sending out letters and asking them to participate in a survey about their motivation, ownership and recommendation for the hard time as well as in general. The feedback has been inspiring and worth to take in account. Some of our MOT coaches, including Board member Kristaps, were trying to reach their students online and it has been a real success. Youth need to be seen and heard and it’s good to offer a platform just to be there for each other, give some jet fuel and encouragement to use more flashlight, even though that’s not a real MOT session and there isn’t any manuscript to follow.
MOT Latvia has been heard in State Radio broadcast “Family studio”, talking about how to help youth in these times as well as in the press, spreading an article with MOT tools that we recommend using.
It was also the right time to manage some paper and bureaucratic work: we have prepared and submitted the annual report to the State Revenue service and so putted in order all accounting issues for the year 2019.
May seems to be busy and promising month as well, even though the new reality is still very difficult to accept. But we won’t give up!
Ilze Paidre-Stake, CEO MOT Latvia