Vice-chairman of the Conservative Party and member of Mosaic’s Speakers Bureau, Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon paid tribute to Mosaic’s Primary School Programme in his maiden speech in the House of Lords last week.
During his Speech Lord Ahmad said, “Another project that I had the pleasure of experiencing at first hand was one in the borough of Tower Hamlets in London. This was based in essence on a mothers and daughters project and it appealed to the Bangladeshi and Somali communities. The initiative is supported through mosaic and is entitled “Seeing is Believing”.
The Mosaic Primary School Mentoring scheme provides a unique programme that aims to raise aspirations of young Muslim girls and to help empower their mothers so that they are better able to support their daughters fulfill their potential.
Lord Ahmed mentioned that during this particular visit “seeing was believing” and that he “saw the benefits of breaking down barriers of language and culture”. He continued by saying, “This assisted not just the children but also the mothers in improving their English-language skills, which enabled and empowered them to become part of their children’s learning in those early development years”.
To read Lord Ahmad’s complete speech, please click here
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