Mentoring is already high on the news agenda with many acknowledging that giving young people the chance to shine through leadership and enterprise is vital for their aspirations and development. This has been further underlined by Ofsted which has recognised Mosaic in the recently published Department of Education’s statutory guidance on careers advice.
To further highlight the importance of mentoring and encourage more people to be inspired to sign up to be a Mosaic mentor we invited Mishal Husain, a Mosaic Ambassador and BBC Radio 4 Today breakfast news programme’s first ethnic minority presenter, to host an event for Mosaic Associates entitled ‘The Power of Mentoring”.
The event was held on 16 September at the Edwin Coe offices in Lincolns Inn, London, where Mishal shared her mentoring experience both as a mentor and as a mentee, with a focus on the power of mentoring and how it helps people thrive.
“Mentoring can benefit not just the young person being mentored but also the older and supposedly wiser person providing support.”
The discussion aimed to bring in personal mentoring experiences and how they have shaped individual career paths through exploring the dynamic relationship between mentor and mentee.
“Tonight is about highlighting the fantastic work Mosaic does and really bringing it to life, as we’ve had the chance to hear about the experiences of those mentoring as well as those supporting their work in a variety of ways. It’s a chance to hear about the things that people might have seen on paper and to get the real life experiences behind them.”
The Radio presenter was joined by her mentor Joshua Rozenberg, Britain’s best-known commentator on the law and Mishal’s mentee, Anna Johnson.
Joshua Rozenberg said:
“I knew very little about mentoring before attending the Mosaic event. But it soon became clear to me that if handled sensitively and appropriately, mentoring can benefit not just the young person being mentored but also the older and supposedly wiser person providing support. Helping youngsters to play a full part in society and avoiding the risks of alienation have never been more important.”
If you think you would like to help inspire and guide young adults to help them reach their potential and would like further information about mentoring, visit the mentoring section of our website, call 020 7566 8734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.