Mosaic’s committed mentors, teachers and supporters gathered last night in Birmingham to celebrate their achievements across the West Midlands region.
Attendees spanned across Mosaic’s four mentoring programmes with people commuting from across the region to attend the event, which was held at KPMG’s offices. Amongst the guests were key note speakers Shabir Nawab, the West Midlands RLG Chairman and Andy Argyle, partner at KPMG Birmingham.
The evening provided Mosaic’s supporters and mentors with an opportunity to network, meeting other likeminded individuals whilst sharing their experiences. It also recognised the hard work and commitment of the mentors and the positive contribution they have on the children they work with.
Several people who have been impacted by Mosaic spoke at the event, including pupils and mothers from Oasis Academy Hobmoor, who attended the event following their attendance at a graduation ceremony to mark their completion of the Primary school programme earlier this month. Mentee Farwa Abbas speaking on the night, said: “I really enjoyed the Mosaic programme. I found the mentors to be very helpful and kind. My favourite part was talking about the community and what we can change in our community we live in. By taking part in mosaic mentoring, I feel I can now go onto higher education and become a doctor. I loved working with my mum and my class friends, I liked the part where we had to compliment everyone it really given me a lot of confidence. I would definitely recommend mosaic programme to others”.
The mother of another pupil on the programme, Abeeha Imran, also spoke of her experiences on the programme: “It was delightful to attend these sessions with the rest of the parents and the children. The mentors made us feel very welcome and the sessions gave me and my daughter an opportunity to share our views. The programme helped my daughter to become more confident to speak and ask questions. The sessions were a great opportunity to interact with other parents and children. It was nice to hear how the children and parents felt that education was a very important part of our lives, to gain new skills and re-assert the importance of being good citizens in our communities”.
Mani Chandrasehan, a year 11 Kingsbury School student who took part in the Enterprise Challenge for two years in a row and who is part of Mosaic’s Youth Panel also address the event:
“The Mosaic experience is what sparked my entrepreneurial flair and passion towards accomplishing any task I undertake. I am now also part of the Mosaic youth panel hoping to help young people across the UK to improve their organisational skills, strengthen their communication abilities and provide them with a stage to unveil coherence and articulacy.”
Becky Mitchell, Regional Manager commented: “Mosaic is very thankful for their mentors; without whom none of our programmes would be able to get off the ground. These individuals have such a positive impact on so many children’s lives and this event gives us an opportunity to say thank you for their time, effort and great accomplishments.”