On Thursday 7 July, Mosaic was officially launched in the Black Country region with an evening of good food and inspirational speeches. The launch provided a fitting celebration by local businesses, schools, mentors, delivery partners and students of Mosaic’s work in the region.
Mosaic was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales and delivers volunteer-led mentoring programmes to support young people growing up in deprived areas in the UK. The tone of the evening was set by a truly motivating video message from HRH The Prince of Wales, and followed by several speeches and case studies underlining the importance and impact of the programmes Mosaic delivers to schools in the region.
All of Mosaic’s programmes are based on the simple proposition that young people will succeed if they are supported by those who are already successful and therefore provide programmes based on a foundation of mentoring support, tailored to the needs of particular groups, such as Primary School students, Secondary School students and young offenders.
Mosaic Black Country actively endorses Mosaic’s mission as set out by its founder HRH The Prince of Wales to create opportunities for young people of all backgrounds, championed by Muslims and harnessing the power of positive thinking. Over the last ten months, Mosaic Black Country has worked within ten schools in the region, raising levels of confidence and self-efficacy of students, while improving their overall employability.
Jonathan Freeman, National Director Mosaic UK, said: “I am pleased to see the remarkable progress of Mosaic in the Black Country region, which is a true testament to our volunteers, who dedicate their time to helping young people and raise their aspirations.”
Key to the success of Mosaic’s work in the Black Country region is the network of successful individuals that put in the effort and commit their time to its work. Mosaic Black country counts as its supporters some of the most successful individuals from local communities in the region and the launch event celebrated this network and the important role they played in setting up Mosaic in the region.
Romana Qureshi, Mosaic Black Country Regional Manager, said: ” it is fantastic to see that Mosaic is firmly established in the Black Country region and to be a part of this enthusiastic group of people that deliver our programmes in schools and offer new and exciting opportunities to students in the Black Country.”