24 girls and their mums proudly took part in a graduation ceremony at Bradford University last week, to celebrate completing their Mosaic Futures mentoring programme, in which mentors work with primary school girls and their mothers to encourage them to aim high and raise their aspirations.
The children were from two primary schools where Mosaic mentors have been volunteering over the past year: La Page Primary School and Lilycroft Primary School.
During a fun-filled, buzzing and triumphant day, the children and their mums were given a tour of the university, met and talked with student ambassadors, and were gripped by a fascinating speech by Sanaa Jafry about her experiences of working for the Fire Service.
One of Mosaic’s inspirational mentors, Zaidah Khan, spoke passionately about her personal journey and how she overcame adversity – and every girl who had taken part in Mosaic Futures this academic year was presented with a certificate.
Later in the same week, more excited students took part in their graduation ceremony, this time at Keighley College. The 26 children were from Victoria Primary School and Eastwood Primary School.
In the coming academic year, Mosaic mentors will be going into primary schools across Yorkshire, working with hundreds of girls and their mums. We believe that providing children with inspirational female role mentors from professional backgrounds helps them to aim their sights high.
Interested? Find out more about Mosaic’s primary school mentoring programmes
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