The offices of PWC in Manchester hosted Mosaic’s annual North West Connect event recently to celebrate the wonderful work being carried our by our mentors in support of disadvantaged young people across the region. The event showcased the successes achieved by 200 mentors working in over 30 Primary and Secondary schools across the region as well as in prisons including HMP Forest Bank.
Mentor Zeb Farooq, Proposal Manager at Amec Foster Wheeler and speaker on the night said: “This was a wonderful evening. It’s fantastic to be part of shared learning experience. It was inspiring to hear all the stories of our mentors and to witness young students present their experiences.”
“Mosaic’s efforts are of great benefit and I am proud to be part of an organisation that makes a lasting positive impact.”
The star speakers from the night were students from Parrs Wood High School who are currently being mentored on the Mosaic Secondary School Mentoring Programme. Akam Ahmed, Kaisar Hayat, Ali Shahidi and Mukhtar Adeyemi said: ‘We’ve really enjoyed our mentoring experience with Mosaic, and being able to share this with a room full of people this evening was an amazing feeling. It will also help us in the future because we managed to get lots of business cards, who we hope to email and get internships from.”
Anne Earley, Mosaic’s North West Regional Manager, said: “Everyone connected with Mosaic works so hard and gives their time so willingly that we don’t often have the time to celebrate. An event such as this gives us this chance to reflect on the excellent, important work that our mentors are doing all over the region.”
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.