ISLAMABAD : Plans have been finalised for the award-winning programme, Mosaic Enterprise Challenge, to be delivered in schools across Pakistan following a high-level visit this week.
The Mosaic Enterprise Challenge, an initiative of the Prince of Wales, is an annual national competition for secondary school students across the UK, designed to develop and encourage their entrepreneurial skills.
SEED Ventures, a Social, Entrepreneurship & Equity Development organisation, is Mosaic’s delivery partner in Pakistan.
Mosaic Managing Director, Jonathan Freeman, Head of International - Debra Hay, and Board member and London Chairman - Uzair Bawany were hosted by SEED Ventures for a visit to Karachi for a series of events.
The visit included a high-level roundtable event for senior stakeholders hosted by the British Deputy HC– John Tucknott followed by visits to local schools already committed to participating in the Challenge.
As a result of this engagement, Zafa Pharmaceuticals confirmed its support for 50pc of the overall funding of the programme over the next three years.
SEED Ventures is run by local social entrepreneurs Faraz Khan and Khusro Ansari.
Jonathan Freeman said, “Mosaic’s success has always been down to the incredible support we receive from those willing to invest in our vision.
”With Mosaic’s support, Seed Ventures plans to deliver the Enterprise Challenge in the coming year to 300 students in at least 20 schools in Pakistan.
SEED has also secured an impressive degree of support from businesses prepared to promote the volunteer mentoring opportunities the challenge offers.