23 girls and their mothers from Rosebank Primary School and Gledhow Primary School in Yorkshire had an opportunity to celebrate their achievements at an exciting Mosaic Primary School Graduation Ceremony held at the University of Leeds.
Marking the end of a nine week Mosaic mentoring programme for the girls and their mothers, the ceremony gave them an opportunity to share their experiences of the programme with their mentors and teachers as well as receive a special certificate presented to them by Mosaic.
Speaking at the ceremony was Wafa Tarnowska, an inspirational speaker and successful CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) International Personal Finance Consultant and Author. Wafa shared her story about being born in Lebanon during the war and moving to various countries whilst building an interesting and varied career as a political journalist and radio broadcaster and having 2 children herself.
As part of their visit to the university they went to see the special collections at the Brotherton Library, and made jewellery having participated in a quiz in the Centenary Art Gallery.
The Mosaic Primary School Programme was led by Mosaic mentors in each school and helped the girls and their mothers to raise their aspirations and build their confidence. During the sessions, they explored different role models, the value of good communications, the importance of education and career choices as well as getting involved in the community.
Mosaic would like to thank Laura Bielby, Volunteer Hub Assistant and University of Leeds for their very kind support and hosting the graduation ceremony.
If you are female and interested in mentoring on one of Mosaic’s Primary School Programmes you can read more about what’s involved and register your interest. Our Primary School programmes in Yorkshire start again in October 2014.