After graduating from Mosaic’s Primary School mentoring programme at a special ceremony held at offices of Norton Rose Fulbright at London Riverside, a set of twin sisters in Year 5 at Harbinger Primary School in Tower Hamlets have shared their experiences.
Surraya Ali said: “I loved the programme! The best part was learning about confidence as I used to not be confident in myself and was very shy, but now I feel confident when I speak in front of people. I was really happy with my mentors as they always helped and never ignored us. They were also really kind and if I didn’t understand they wouldn’t get cross, they would patiently explain things to us.”
Saniya Ali added: “I really liked it and it was really kind of the mentors and people at Mosaic to come and tell us about confidence and other topics. The thing I loved about it was that I learnt that I could be really confident and not be fearful. Now if I get a job in the future I know I would be able to present confidently and do things well.”
Samia Islam is another pupil at the school who took part in the mentoring programme. She said: “I had a really good experience and I want to say a big thank you to everyone because they were really kind. They inspired us to go for our dreams and taught us not to give up and to keep trying.”
One of the mentors was Kate Richardson, a lawyer at HSBC. She spoke at the graduation event, urging the girls to keep doing their best and to reach for the stars, encouraging them to be ambitious, make plans, dream big and be flexible with plans if they change.
Mosaic’s Primary School programme is generously supported by Human Appeal, alongside the Aziz Foundation, TRS Foundation, John Laing Foundation and the People’s Postcode Lottery.