Mosaic has held a special event in Bradford to celebrate the excellent work being carried out by its mentors in support of disadvantaged young people across the Yorkshire region.
Held at Bradford City Hall, the event showcased the successes achieved in over 30 Primary and Secondary schools across Yorkshire as well as the mentoring work being carried out in prisons such as HMP Leeds over the last year with the support of over 300 Mosaic mentors in the region
Hanif Malik, CEO of the Hamara Healthy Living Centre in Leeds, was the keynote speaker for the event. He spoke with passion about the need to invest time and effort to help build the confidence and aspiration among young people, equipping them with key life skills.
Hanif Malik said: “Mosaic’s support and encouragement of young people in Yorkshire is both impressive and inspiring. I’ve really enjoyed meeting many, many people connected with Mosaic this evening and I’m convinced that their work is making our community more tolerant and cohesive. It’s been a pleasure to be here.”
The Hamara Healthy Living Centre combines the functions of a traditional community centre, including youth groups, a café and social sessions for the elderly, with a focus on fitness via its gym and sporting facilities. The Centre also plays an active role in community relations, giving its support to anti-islamophobia and hate crime awareness initiatives.
Leah Larkin, Mosaic’s Yorkshire Regional Coordinator, said: “We work with a team of dedicated and passionate mentors and supporters who are making a considerable, positive impact on the lives of young people in Yorkshire. This event is about thanking them and celebrating the great work they have done and continue to do.”
Mosaic would also like to thank our partners Al Faisal Foundation, Criterion Capital, the TRS Foundation, the John Laing Charitable Trust and the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery for their generous support of Mosaic’s mentoring programmes in the region.