Prince of Wales hosts reception for Mosaic young leaders

80 young leaders on Mosaic's International Leadership Programme 2013 gathered with the Prince of Wales and 70 senior guests including Princess Badiya bint El Hassan of Jordan at Clarence House last Wednesday.

What makes our International Leadership Programme so powerful, is its ability to inspire such remarkable achievements from the delegates when they return to their home countries.

- Jonathan Freeman,
National Director, Mosaic

The reception bought together young and passionate future leaders from around the Middle East and provided them with the opportunities to meet with HRH Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and dignitaries from their home countries.

The Prince spoke about the importance to him of the International Leadership Programme, which convenes delegates from 16 countries for intensive leadership skills training and talks from high profile speakers on global issues.  The Programme aims to enhance the skills of leaders of the future, and ensure they can use them to make a positive difference to their local communities.

In advance of the reception, guests were asks to create a piece of art group artwork, of Islamic Geometric design, which was on display.

The Leadership Programme forms part of Business in the Community's Mosaic programme, which provides mentoring programmes that boost the confidence, self-efficacy and long term employability of young people from some of the UK's most deprived communities.

Mosaic had also come into the spotlight earlier in the week for its work encouraging enterprise amongst young people, featuring in recently released figures on the impact the Prince's Charities have had on enterprise.

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.