Mosaic’s mentoring schemes have been highlighted in a report recently published by a Citizens UK Commission chaired by former Attorney General Dominic Grieve MP, which urges the government to rethink the way it engages with the UK’s Muslim communities.
In the section of the report entitled “The Missing Muslims: Unlocking British Muslim Potential for the Benefit of All”, the team of commissioners recommend methods of increasing inclusivity amongst British Muslims, while also developing confidence in Muslim communities to feel part of British society. He recommends mentoring schemes, such as those run by Mosaic and The Prince’s Trust, to inspire young people from Muslim backgrounds to develop their career aspirations and realise their full potential.
The full recommendation from the report says:
Alongside developing aspirations so that individuals want to move up the career ladder, there needs to be a mechanism in place where individuals can support each other and ‘open the doors’ for those at different levels. This could entail the following: Employers providing mentoring of young people from Muslim backgrounds in their local communities. There are several organisations that have successful models that can be learnt from, including Mosaic.
Nizam Uddin, Head of Mosaic within The Prince’s Trust, said: “Being used as a positive leading example in this independent report on ways to improve the integration of British Muslims into society is a proud moment for us at Mosaic.
“It’s always great to be recognised for work that we are doing and we fully support this report and the message it gives.”
Click here to read the full report.