Mothers and daughters were celebrated at University College London on Tuesday, 5th of April for completing the Primary Schools Mentoring programme, Mosaic Futures. Mentors, teachers and friends gathered for the graduation ceremony, hearing from Noor Jehad Ahmed, who mentors for the programme and two of the girls who participated in the course.
The girls, aged 7-9 years old, and their mothers from Ayesha Community School in Hendon, North Primary School in Southall and Mayville Primary School in Leytonston took part in the 10 week programme designed to boost confidence and equip mothers with the skills to support their daughters.
The day started with some ice-breaking activities, and then the girls and mums were introduced to student ambassadors, who expelained their particular courses and different aspects of student life. The girls and mums then visited the university’s Petrie Museum that boasts one of the greatest collections of Egyptian archaeology in the world.
The Mosaic Futures programme covers topics such as citizenship and role models and the workshops aim to increase mothers’ capacity to support their daughters by providing them with confidence, build their knowledge of the UK education system and give them a sense of empowerment about their own abilities.
For the girls the project has helped broaden horizons and ecouraged aspirations, increased self-esteem and built their resilience to negative influences.
To get involved in this programme, please contact Punam Kharbanda – / 020 7566 8669