When Southfields Academy student Danish Javid, 15 decided to join the Apax-Mosaic Enterprise Challenge in 2012, he couldn’t have known what an impact his decision would make.
Not only did Danish and his team win the challenge, Danish himself became the subject of an inspirational interview with Children and Young People Now. In a regular feature called My Life, Danish explained what taking part in the Apax-Mosaic Enterprise Challenge has done for his confidence and how winning has cemented his personal desires to one day set up a business of his own.
The competition itself gave students the opportunity to set up their own virtual business online with the help of Mosaic’s business mentors. The top five teams competing in the online game had to come up with a business idea and present it in front of HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan of Jordan and an audience of business leaders.
Danish and his team came up with the winning idea of a wristband which school pupils could use to make cashless payments that could be monitored by the pupils’ parents with a text message sent to their phones.
Read the interview with Danish.
Find out about becoming a mentor and what Mosaic is doing during 2013 for the Apax-Mosaic Enterprise Challenge.