Following the recent launch of our Young Muslim Offenders Mentoring Programme, Mosaic is delighted to announce that our first mentoring relationships are now underway. The first of these relationships have been forged at HMYOI Rochester in Kent and at HMP Wormwood Scrubs in London.
Jalil Rahman, Licensing Executive, London Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games, has the honour of becoming Mosaic’s first ever prison mentor. Jalil had this to say:
“I feel really privileged to be the first ever prison mentor for Mosaic. Mosaic already does good work in schools and elsewhere so it’s really encouraging to see them offer their services in prisons. I’ve met with my mentee a couple of times now and we’re building a good rapport. Being there to support his needs will play a huge role in preventing him from re-offending.”
HMYOI Rochester has also welcomed our mentoring service at their establishment. Sarah Tranter, Pastoral Care and Faith Alliance Manager at the prison thinks that the prisoners who receive mentors will have an excellent opportunity to turn their lives around.
“The offenders here are aged between 18 and 21. For many, this will be their first custodial sentence. Having dedicated 1:1 support from a mentor can help focus a young man to make his dreams and plans for a good future into a reality and can often help to identify issues before they escalate into bigger problems. We welcome Mosaic’s presence here and hope to work with them for a long time to come.”
For more information
To find out more or to become involved in Mosaic’s Young Muslim Offenders Mentoring Programme, please contact Julian Yorke, Prisons Mentoring Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org.