Ever wondered what it’s like to be a mentor? Amran Majid from Capgemini recently took part in a Mosaic Mentoring Programme (an initiative sponsored by the charity Business in the Community), whose aim is to inspire young people from deprived communities to realise their talents and potential by using volunteers to share their skills and experience through a mentoring programme. Six weeks later, and six sessions down, Amran has made a huge difference to a number of student’s lives.
In an interview for Mosaic's website, and put together with the help of Capgemini's internal communications team, Amran talks about how he got involved and what it means to him. Amran said:
"I was introduced to Mosaic through the Capgemini Schools Outreach Programme. Capgemini are always keen to be involved in the local community and when the opportunity came I thought it was a great chance to give back.
I started working with Mosaic last year on the Enterprise Challenge which is aimed at helping students develop and encourage their entrepreneurial skills. This year I decided to take part in secondary school mentoring programme to help improve students’ confidence, self-efficacy and employability.
"With its emphasis on helping students from those poorer backgrounds, Mosaic has a passionate team dedicated to making a difference from primary school through to secondary school. Their mission is one that everyone should be able to get behind. Personally, it's one that I identified with, given my own background."
You can read the full interview with Amran on the Mosaic website here.
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