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Dream society for youth:

Inherited robustness Good social functioning Good family functioning Good school experience Good friends Safe and including local community Safe and positive society/media If these were characteristic of all youths, environments and society, there would not have been a need for MOT. Many youths do not have these characteristics. Therefore, MOT is important to create protective […]

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Diamond communication

When you are stuck with a task, look for possibilities and alternatives instead of limitations. In the beginning, it is easy to get stuck with thinking “this suggestion is unrealistic”, “the others will shut it down” or “we’ve tried that before”. All that mindset is good for is killing potential ideas. Instead, think in the […]

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Youth story of the month: MOT Thailand

Bulakorn Songmuang, nicknamed Y, is a country boy who dreams of living a happy life.  He is 24 years old, working as a speaker and MC. He is the first man who organized a class for teaching Acting Pose of Thailand, teaching how to pose for photography. “When I was in middle school, I studied […]

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Exciting brand campaign

April for MOT Latvia has been a historical month with the largest successful brand campaign ever. In cooperation with Latvia’s best experts in the field of mental health of young people – the Youth Resources Centre – we have carried out a variety of activities under the name “Month of motivation”. The main aim of […]

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How MOT Denmark use the flashlight

We have a tendency in MOT to always use the flashlight on the positive. In all fairness, that does work in many aspects, but we lose track on something very important if we don’t also give focus to what is difficult and hard. Because when is it in life, we need the flashlight the most? […]

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MOT sessions for the youth in South Africa

We are excited to share that last month, we have impacted over 40 learners through our partnership with a community organisation for their Holiday Programme. The MOT Sessions were run by our 2 MOT Coaches, Cheslyn Rippenaar and Shouneez Dearham (who were first trained as Young MOTivators in 2018 and 2019). The youth thoroughly enjoyed […]

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Amazing value posters created by youth

Just before Christmas, MOT Norway launched a competition for MOT schools where the aim was to create the best posters that illustrated the MOT values. The deadline was set to the last Friday in April to give the schools time to engage the youth. We were very impressed by the many fantastic contributions, and it […]

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Self fulfilling prophecy

Imagine that your friend tells you that the new girl in your class is funny, kind and easy to get along with. You would likely be eager to get to know her and approach her with a smile to start a conversation. However, imagine instead that your friend had told you she acted like a […]

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MOT as a protective factor

At the moment, I am writing a book that proves MOT as an important protective factor for vulnerable individuals carrying many risk factors, as well as an important tool to prevent crime and psychosocial problems in youth. Here is some of it: MOT works proactively trough building individuals and cultures, through holistic and wide society […]

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