Ten lucky students from Mosaic school Manchester Islamic High School for Girls were given the chance to go backstage and meet international musical superstar Maher Zain at the Human Appeal Sounds of Light charity concert tour.
The concert took place on Sunday 26 October at the 02 Apollo, one of Manchester’s most iconic venues and was attended by over 2500 people. Part of an 11 city tour, the concert was headlined by Maher Zain, an especially talented and globally recognised musical artist, who has previously worked with Red One and Akon and has over 20 million Facebook fans. Maher is a multi platinum winning singer songwriter who is known for his meaningful songs that inspire, entertain and send a message of peace to the world.
The ten students, selected from across the school, were chosen by their head of year based on excellence, behaviour and hard work. On arrival they were taken through the priority queue and taken to their complimentary premier seats from where they enjoyed the 3 hour extravaganza during which £430,000 was raised for charity. Following the formal event the school girls were taken back stage to meet Maher Zain and other artists from the evenings performances.
The opportunity was organised through a collaboration between Mosaic and Mosaic Patron Human Appeal, whose head offices are in Manchester.
Human Appeal Chief Executive, Othman Moqbel said:
“Mosaic and its mentors play a crucial role in encouraging and inspiring young people. We want to see more people from diverse backgrounds excelling in their education. We are delighted to be able to support pupils from the Manchester Islamic High School for Girls who have excelled in their studies and to continue to support the work of Mosaic. I hope the girls enjoyed the evening.”
Mosaic’s National Director, Jonathan Freeman added:
“We are delighted that with the help of our patron Human Appeal we are able to provide students not only the chance to improve their confidence, self-efficacy and employability, but also the added benefit of meeting a world leading musician. This opportunity was a great reward for the school girls who have excelled in their academic work and behaviour. Importantly, our hope is that they will continue to be empowered to excel in their chosen fields in the future”.