Mosaic is lucky enough to count upon the support of a number of organisations and individuals to help make our work a reality. One of our key supporters is Qatar Charity UK (QCUK).
Launched in 2014 to help disadvantaged people in the UK and Europe, QCUK is a fully independent, non-faith-based organisation focussed on making a sustainable and meaningful impact to communities, regardless of religion, ethnicity, gender or race.
The charity has been an invaluable supporter of Mosaic’s work and is a platinum sponsor of our flagship Enterprise Challenge – an annual, national competition during which secondary school students learn about establishing and running a business. The competition is unique in that students benefit from being mentored by experienced business professionals who pass on their knowledge and skills about various aspects of business.
Thanks in large part to QCUK, the 2015/16 Enterprise Challenge was the biggest and most fiercely contested to date. It saw 531 volunteer mentors support over 4,890 young people across 105 schools. Crucially, 80 per cent of the programme’s beneficiaries were drawn from the 20 per cent most deprived areas of the country.
Yousef Bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Chairman of QCUK, said: “Empowering young people and bringing communities together is at the heart of what we do. Passion, leadership, entrepreneurship and drive are all key elements of the Enterprise Challenge and instilling these qualities in young people is vital to transform them into powerful agents of change.
“As we have seen with every event so far, the unbridled spirit and enthusiasm of the young people is an inspiration in itself and the standard keeps getting better and better. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Mosaic in the future.”
Jonathan Freeman, Mosaic Managing Director, said: “I would like to extend our deepest thanks to Qatar Charity UK for all of the generosity and support it has shown Mosaic over the last few years.
“Mosaic is reliant on our funders and supporters to deliver our mentoring initiatives. With the help of QCUK, I’m confident the 2017 Enterprise Challenge will benefit more young people than ever before.”
Each of QCUK’s core programme areas aim to bring communities together by addressing challenges in society. It works with key partners across the UK and Continental Europe to enhance, empower and strengthen communities where if believes it can make a difference.
QCUK’s current programme areas include:
- Economic Empowerment
QCUK helps disadvantaged young people achieve their true potential through economic empowerment, education and employment. It works to empower women and prepare students for the workplace by encouraging them to set up social enterprises.
- Community Relations
QCUK helps disaffected young people develop their skills and confidence and encourage them to take leading roles in their communities. The charity works with both religious and non-religious centres to encourage joint solutions to shared community problems.
- Cultural Engagement
QCUK aims to help develop the physical and mental capacities of marginalised and disenfranchised young people through sports and arts activities. It provides opportunities for young people to explore new activities and to realise their own skills and talents.
- Humanitarian Response
QCUK responds to humanitarian crises in countries where natural disaster or conflict has put people’s lives at risk. It works together with partners to reach areas where it can provide the most effective on the ground support.
For more information on Qatar Charity UK, please visit qcharity.org.uk.