“Look closer at the blind and it will open your eyes”
MOT courage to care took the form of an awareness programme around our “blind Community”. The 2015 MOT Grade 8 and 9 learners were received a visit by Heidi Volkwyn ( PRO LOFOB – League Of the Friends of the Blind) who addressed learners around the challenges faced by those people that are visually impaired. Learners were also given a small insight to this when they were blindfolded for a few minutes and had to find their way from one point to another at the school.
This set the platform for the 2nd courage to care day at Spine Road High School.
MOT youth leaders conducted weekly small change collection amongst their peers. In addition, grade 8 learners competed for two weeks to see who could bring the largest amount of non-perishable items. All credit to grade 8C learners of 2015 for their overwhelming effort in this regard as they beat their contemporaries to the largest amount of cash and non-perishable donations.
In addition, our grade 12 learners who managed the LOFO ( Looking Out For Others) group, rallied around for cash donations which they utilised to compile care packs ( toiletries) and luxuries for the hostel residents and children in the ECD classes at LOFOB.( LOFO outgoing members: Laylah Abrahams, Allie Jappie, Ilyaaz Hendricks, Laiken Schmidt). This gesture culminated in a drop off to LOFOB on 17 December.
Phillip Bam ( ex-CEO of LOFOB) welcomed the group of learners and conducted a short tour to enable the group to gain an understanding of the work and impact of LOFOB.