Mosaic and the EE Muslim network, part of EE the digital communications company, today launched a trial of the successful Enterprise Challenge initiative by which EE employees will take part in Mosaic’s unique youth mentoring programmes.
Uzair Bawany, CEO of Fairway Search Partners, member of Mosaic’s national Advisory Board and Chairman of Mosaic’s London Region, said: “Businesses have a responsibility to support the local communities with which they work and I am delighted that EE is addressing this responsibility with such enthusiasm. Mosaic has proven the positive impact that business people can have in changing the lives of young people and we look forward to EE staff being an important part of our work.”
Jonathan Freeman, Mosaic’s National Director, said: “This new initiative is hugely exciting and demonstrates the massive contribution that businesses can play in supporting young people in deprived communities. It demonstrates EE’s support in encouraging employee volunteering to tackle key social issues.”
The initiative between EE and Mosaic covers:
- The promotion of volunteering opportunities through Mosaic’s mentoring programmes across EE
- The hosting of World of Work visits at EE for students participating in Mosaic’s mentoring programmes.
Following the launch event, a training session was held for the EE staff who are to become mentors for Mosaic’s Enterprise Challenge programme, which inspires young people to develop and encourage their entrepreneurial skills. This year’s Enterprise Challenge will involve 3,000 participants in 80 schools, supported by over 300 business mentors.
Find out more about the Enterprise Challenge and how you can get involved
EE is the company that runs the Orange and T-Mobile brands in the UK, which recently launched its new superfast 4G brand – EE – the UK’s first 4G network.