Mosaic’s mentors are the life blood of our programme delivery at Mosaic. Each individual mentor is so special to us – and to the young people whose lives they impact. Every month we acknowledge a mentor who has really stood out and we are now counting down to the first Princess Badiya Mentor of the Year Awards.
The Princess Badiya Mentor of the Year Award recognises individuals who have shown outstanding commitment to Mosaic’s mentoring programmes and whose contributions have had a significant impact on Mosaic’s beneficiaries. The Award is named after HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan, our founding Chairman, in recognition of her work with us.
The Award was restricted to those individuals supporting one or more of Mosaic’s programmes as a mentor. Candidates for the Award were selected from those recognised through the Mosaic Hero of the Month scheme.
The winners and runners-up were selected by a judging panel chaired by HRH Princess Badiya and involving Khawar Mann (Mosaic Chairman), Yasmin Waljee OBE (Mosaic Vice-Chairman), Nabila Sadiq (Mosaic Board member), Asif Sadiq (former Mosaic Mentor of the Year) and Jonathan Freeman (National Director, Mosaic).
The Mentor of the Year Awards will this year be hosted by Vivek Singh, proprietor of the famous Cinnamon Club in London on 20th October.
The three finalists
Maz Majid is Head of GM Merchandising Operations and Programmes at Marks & Spencer. Maz mentors at Westminster Academy and has a real passion for Mosaic’s work.
Ansar Ali is CEO of Manningam Housing, Ansar has been mentoring at Carlton Bolling College in Bradford since March 2013. Ansar is so committed that he has changed meeting times
to attend his sessions and is always prepared ahead of his sessions.
Saira Majid is a busy Chartered Accountant and mum-of-three Saira has mentored two teams to the final of the Apax-Mosaic Enterprise Challenge. In the last competition, Saira’s mentees from Beechwood School in Slough came an impressive 2nd overall.
Mosaic’s National Director, Jonathan Freeman commented: “We are thrilled that our founder chairman, HRH Princess Badiya, has taken such a special interest in the acknowledgement of our mentor community. I wish all our finalists the very best of luck; I honestly don’t know how we’re going to choose between them!”
Thank you to the evening’s sponsor Gibbs S3
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