Youth at Risk
Mo and the Disposable Boys is a story about a principal named Mo and his fight to keep open a school that saves teenage boys from the claws and bullets of the notorious Cape Town gangs.
Mo – Moosa Mahadick, the principal at Ottery Youth Care Centre, has dedicated the last 30 years of his life to the school which is home to teenage boys, most of whom grew up in broken homes on South Africa's Cape Flats.
Mo is anticipating another budget cut this year. This will place even more pressure on Ottery in its battle for survival.
“These kids live on the margins of society, where no one really worries. If things go wrong, what’s the problem? They are destined to populate gangs anyway. This was the kind of thinking we needed to disrupt, in the children themselves, in their families and in our staff,” Mo says.
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