Sixty mothers and their daughters graduated from the Mosaic Primary School Programme at a ceremony hosted by the prestigious Royal Holloway University on 17th January 2013.
Schools including Iqra, James Elliman, Godolphin all in Slough and New Monument Primary in Woking took part in the 10-week programme. During the course, female mentors from the business world joined the mothers and daughters in sessions covering topics such as the Role of Women in Society, Role Models and Confidence and Communication.
The mums and daughters had a guided tour of the famous campus from Student Ambassadors and took part in a fun treasure hunt which highlighted the history of the University. Romana Khattak, a Year 5 student at Godolphin School said: “It was brilliant spending time with my mum on the course and seeing the university was amazing. We had a fantastic time and we are very lucky to have so much to look forward to in the future.” Romana’s mum Robina said: “Doing the Mosaic course has been inspirational. It has opened our eyes to the brilliant opportunities there are out there for young girls.”
Samina Hussain, Employability Development Manager at Slough Borough Council and a mentor on the Programme at Iqra school said: “The Mosaic programme has had an amazing impact on the mothers, daughter and mentors. The weekly sessions enabled the mothers and daughters to work together to build their confidence, understand education and the importance of empowering daughters to raise their career aspirations.”
The Guest Speaker at the Graduation was Naheed Majeed, Financial Consultant and Former Mayoress of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, who inspired and motivated the guests by telling them how she rose to her current position through sheer hard work and determination, and with the support of her family.
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