Prince of Wales and Boris Johnson celebrate work of Mosaic founder and chairman

Last week Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, presented the founder and chairman of HRH The Prince of Wales’ Mosaic programme, HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan of Jordan, with the Naz Legacy Foundation Honorary Education Fellowship.

Princess Badiya was recognised at Living Room at City Hall for her work with Mosaic, a Business in the Community initiative, which connects young people with experienced professional mentors.

HRH The Prince of Wales made the announcement via video and praised the Naz Legacy Foundation for its work promoting excellence in education and its support of Mosaic.

I enjoyed congratulating everyone at the Naz Legacy Foundation for the fantastic work they do in supporting a fantastic mentoring charity like Mosaic, it is much appreciated.

- Boris Johnson,
Mayor of London

The event brought together over 175 leading educationalists, philanthropists and politicians to celebrate the legacy of Naz Bokhari, the first Muslim headteacher in the UK.

Attendees of the event also heard from Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor Rt. Hon. Sadiq Khan MP, a Mosaic Ambassador. Sadiq arranged for students from his former school, Ernest Bevin College, to visit City Hall as part of Mosaic’s World of Work. The students learnt about the role of the Mayor of London and how City Hall works.

Mosaic Ambassador Sadiq Khan said: “I am pleased that students from Ernest Bevin College, my old school, were able to visit City Hall and learn about how our great city, London, is governed. The first time I went was after I became a MP in 2005!

“The decisions made in City Hall every day affect us all and I am pleased that through Mosaic’s World of Work Scheme the students have had such a great opportunity to see democracy in action.”

Mosaic was founded by the Prince of Wales in 2007 as a mentoring programme creating opportunities for young people growing up in our most deprived communities.  It was run by Business in the Community until July 2016, when it became part of the Prince's Trust.