The new UK headquarters of Al Rayan Bank hosted Mosaic’s annual West Midlands Connect event recently to celebrate the excellent work being carried out by mentors in support of disadvantaged young people across the region. The event showcased the successes achieved this academic year by over 250 mentors working in over 50 primary schools, secondary schools and prisons across the region.
Noreen Khan, BBC DJ and businesswoman, gave the keynote speech of the evening and commented afterwards: “It was a real honour to speak at this event. It’s clear to me that Mosaic’s mentors are having a profoundly positive impact on the young people with which they work. The young people I spoke to this evening are all wildly ambitious and filled me with optimism about the future; I think the country will be safe in their hands!”
Teachers and pupils mixed with mentors and supporters, united by a belief that Mosaic’s work is having a positive impact on the lives of pupils and ex-offenders.
The night also saw graduates from Mosaic’s primary school programme at Chilwell Croft Academy speak about their experiences of mentoring and read poetry that they’d written about their hopes for the future.
Mosaic would also like to thank our partners Al Faisal Foundation, Criterion Capital, the TRS Foundation, the John Laing Charitable Trust and the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery for their generous support of Mosaic’s mentoring programmes in the region.