Over 70 guests gathered in Manchester on June 3 ,2015 to celebrate a remarkable year for Mosaic in the North West, reports Asian Lite popular newspaper among British Asians in UK.
Guests at the event, which took place at JMW Solicitors on Byrom Street, included business leaders and volunteer mentors who have supported Mosaic’s mentoring programmes during this academic year together with the young people they have supported.
Keynote speaker was entrepreneur Tom Bloxham MBE, founder of urban renewal property development company Urban Splash. The event was hosted by Manchester-born actress Afshan Azad, best known for playing the role of Padma Patil in the Harry Potter film series.
The evening was held to celebrate the importance of mentoring and in particular Mosaic’s mentors, their hard work and commitment to the young people it supports as well as recognising the hard work Mosaic’s network, teachers and supporters continue to dedicate to the range of programmes.
Nafisa Hakim, Regional Manager for Mosaic North West commented: “It was wonderful to be able to gather together and celebrate with so many of our volunteer mentors who freely give up their valuable time to help the young people from this region and without their continued support.”
The event got underway with an address from Tom Bloxham MBE who spoke about his own personal experiences in business, emphasising the significance of getting young people involved in business and enterprise. Bloxham said, “It was a great honour to be in the company of so many inspirational local mentors and to see what a positive impact their work is having on young people across the North West. I’m a great believer in the power of mentoring and it is encouraging to see such positive outcomes from the Mosaic programme in the local community.”
Guests at the event were treated to a special performance by students from Chorlton High School. Volunteer mentor Amsha Aslam was chosen as Mosaic’s regional mentor of the year.
Special commendations were given to Aurangzeb Farooq and Debbie Hunt for their outstanding contributions towards the Enterprise Challenge and group mentoring programme.