My name is Nazia Zareef, I am a full time mum of teenage children and a mentor on the Mosaic Secondary School Programme in Glasgow. I have a BA in Sociology and Politics and have experience volunteering for various children’s charities.
Seeing a mentee develop and helping them to unearth their potential is a privilege.
Daniella is a Major in the British Army. Throughout her career, she often found herself mentoring more junior personnel and came to realise it was something she cared about deeply.
Rachael is a qualified lawyer working at BPP. She talked to us about her experience mentoring on Mosaic’s Primary School programme.
Mentoring with Mosaic is the most enriching thing I have ever been a part of and it has helped me to realise that for me to be truly happy in my future career it has to be rewarding and something I enjoy every day, rather than just highly paid.
Since Mosaic’s inception, volunteer mentors recruited from the world of business have been an essential component in delivering its various programmes across schools and prisons.
Over 2o mentors from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have mentored on Mosaic’s Primary School and Secondary School programmes during the last four years.
Samrah Jaffrey qualified as a solicitor 22 years ago and is currently a consultant for Duncan Lewis, leading on personal injury and clinical negligence matters. She is based in Watford.
West Midlands Police force has worked closely with Mosaic since 2012. During this time, the force has facilitated three ‘World of Work’ visits and over 40 staff members have signed up and volunteered as mentors for Mosaic.