On 1 February 2011, 20 Mosaic Seeing is Believing delegates attended a meeting with HRH The Prince of Wales at St. James Palace – along with over 150 UK other business leaders – to report back to him since they were challenged by His Seeing is Believing visits in 2010.
In 2010, Mosaic organised two visits as part of The Prince’s Seeing is Believing programme. The visits aimed to raise awareness and business engagement in the work Mosaic is doing to raise aspirations of young muslims(?)in the UK. The visits highlighted the issues facing young people from disadvantaged communities and showcased the successes of Mosaic mentoring projects.
The Prince’s Seeing is Believing programme takes business leaders and influential individuals into the community to highlight issues of particular concern. This year, there were two Mosaic-related visits:
– The first visit, led by John O’Brien, on behalf of Abu Ali Shroff, visited Norlington Secondary School in Leytonstone, Woolmore Primary School in Tower Hamlets before going to HSBC’s global headquarters in Canary Wharf. The visit gave delegates an insight in to Mosaic’s primary and secondary mentoring programmes and the value of business engagement through the World of Work programme.
– The second visit, led by Mosaic Board member and founder of Fenchurch Advisory Partners, Malik Karim, visited the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Youth Offending Team, Westminster Academy School and Gatehouse Bank. The visit showcased Mosaic’s work with those caught up in the youth justice system, the Mosaic secondary school mentoring programme and also the Mosaic Stars youth leadership programme.
This Tuesday, along with some of the UK’s most influential Chief Executives who had been on their own Seeing is Believing visits, theMosaic delegates discussed a wide variety of topics. The issues raised included developing an appropriately skilled workforce for the future, supporting education, getting vulnerable individuals into employment and fostering social enterprise. The delegates of the Mosaic visits were able to report back to The Prince on an impressive package of support that has been provided by delegates following their visits.
Since 1990, The Prince’s Seeing is Believing has inspired and engaged more than 7,500 top business leaders to take action on key social responsibility issues. Through unique visits into the heart of UK communities, the programme offers a powerful way to challenge business leaders’ perceptions on responsibility issues: within their individual businesses, through their supply chains and across industries.