The A. T. Award Mentoring Scheme officially started with an informative event on Saturday the 9th of Jan 2016. The event took place at the Islamic College and included talks, workshops and Mentoring sessions by renowned speakers and facilitators.
The event started at 10:30 am with socialising and networking. Dr Syed Hassan Al-Sadr gave a talk on importance targeted education and realistic goals settings.
The first workshop “Strategic Goal Setting” was an interactive workshop that all the participants found it useful. The Mentoring session then took place after prayer and lunch. Each student was allocate a mentor, whom they will go to for independent guidance for the next two years.
Ali Gokal facilitated a much needed workshop on Social Networking. The event ended with feedback.
Here is what one of the A. T. Award winners had to say about the event:
“I would like to thank you and the organisers for allowing me to be part of such an outstanding programme. It is truly a blessing to have been given the opportunity to engage with and take part on the program.
The event held on Saturday was, Mash’Allah, very well organised and structured. The speakers were great, and the length of time that each of them spoke for was perfect. The variation of the speakers, paired with their high achievements and profound careers was truly amazing.
In addition to this, the mentoring scheme is a very good initiative and one I am very much looking forward to.”
Zakaria Shafi _ Gold Prize winner for A. T. Award 2015