Mosaic has held a special event in London to celebrate the excellent work being carried out by its mentors in support of disadvantaged young people across the capital and South East region. Hosted at the offices of Edwin Coe LLP, the event showcased the successes achieved already this academic year by over 100 mentors working in primary schools, secondary schools and prisons across the region. Teachers and pupils mixed with mentors and supporters, united by a belief that Mosaic’s work was having a positive impact on the lives of pupils and ex-offenders.
The keynote address was given by Pinky Lilani CBE DL, Mosaic Ambassador and Founder and Chair of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards. Pinky said afterwards: “An evening such as this is a wonderful thing as it gives everyone a chance to share in the good news about Mosaic’s efforts in the region and importantly, find out about what more they can do in 2016. I especially loved hearing from the young people, so fired up and excited about their futures, and their testimonies are evidence that what we are doing is working.”
The night also saw a musical performance from pupils from Southfields Academy: Edwina Efejuku, Catherine Vinas, John Herzog and Luan De Oliveria Gocan. Southfields Academy is one of the many schools in the region which run the Enterprise Challenge.
Robyn Brown, Mosaic’s London and South East Regional Manager, said: “Mosaic could not operate our various programmes without the dedication of our mentors who give up their time for free to guide and inspire the young people with whom we work. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their efforts and I’m sure that this evening has shown that what they are doing is both vital and effective.”
Mosaic would also like to thank our partners Al Faisal Foundation, Heathrow Community Fund, Criterion Capital, the TRS Foundation, the John Laing Charitable Trust and the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery for their generous support of Mosaic’s mentoring programmes in the region.