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New partnership

New partnership

More opportunities to enjoy the Welsh language as collaboration strengthened between Mudiad Meithrin and the National Centre for Learning Welsh

A Memorandum of Understanding between Mudiad Meithrin and the National Centre for Learning Welsh will build on the partnership that already exists between the two organisations, as they support the Government's Welsh 2050 policy.

The organisations are already collaborating on projects such as 'Clwb Cwtsh' which provides informal opportunities for parents and carers of young children to start learning Welsh, and the 'Camau' scheme, which provides Welsh language learning training for early years practitioners.

The new Memorandum will formalise the collaboration, creating further opportunities to acquire and transfer the Welsh language, and to support children, families and carers to learn and enjoy the Welsh language.

Effective communication will play an important role, with regular meetings and updates to share experiences and expertise and develop ideas to attract new audiences to the Welsh language.

There will be consultation in conjunction with the public, to identify the needs in relation to learning Welsh. The two organisations will also collaborate on campaigns, taking advantage of their different networks.

Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Chief Executive of Mudiad Meithrin, said:

"Mudiad Meithrin and the National Centre for Learning Welsh share the same commitment to providing opportunities to learn, use, and enjoy the Welsh language. 

"By formalising the partnership between us, we can support the 'from cradle to grave' language pathway, contributing to the Welsh Government's goal of reaching one million Welsh speakers."

Dona Lewis, Chief Executive of the National Centre for Learning Welsh, said:

"Creating powerful partnerships is an important part of the Centre's role, as we ensure opportunities for people to learn and use Welsh with their families, in their communities, and at work.

"This Memorandum of Understanding builds on the successful collaboration that has already taken place between the Centre and Mudiad Meithrin, and we look forward to increasingly supporting each other to facilitate the Welsh language journey of every individual in Wales."