On Thursday the 13th of October, Alun Davies AM, visited the national Welsh Language Centre Nant Gwrtheyrn, where he opened a new facility at the center. The new buildings will offer additional facilities to the village, offering accommodation for up to 38 people. The facility is suitable for groups, families and organizations to come and enjoy what the Nant has to offer. With an investment of £1.6 million having been made during the past year, Nant Gwrtheyrn has successfully extended its provision for Welsh for Adults courses, conferences, group visits and weddings. During his visit, the minister will discuss the Welsh Government draft Welsh language strategy. As a national Welsh language center and one of the main providers of Welsh for Adults courses in Wales, Nant Gwrtheyrn is committed to assisting the Government in achieving some of the objectives that are outlined in the draft strategy including; ‘Encourage and support the process of language transmission within families’ and ‘create more opportunities for people to use Welsh in the workplace’. The new facilities at Tŷ Canol offers the ideal space for a family orientated Welsh course or Welsh courses for organizations across Wales.
The minister was welcomed to Nant by Jeffrey Williams-Jones, Chairman of the Nant Gwrtheyrn Trust Board, Carl Clowes, founder and president of Nant Gwrtheyrn, Mair Saunders, General Manager and Jim O’Rourke, Consultant. There was an opportunity for Alun Davies AM to taste some of the delicacies available at Caffi Meinir before being led on a walk around the site. There was also an opportunity for the minister to visit ‘Y Plas’ the education center at Nant Gwrtheyrn.
Mair Saunders, General Manager at Nant Gwrtheyrn said:
We have already welcomed several groups to Tŷ Canol and the building is proving to be an extremely useful addition in the village. This is a very exciting time at Nant and this particular resource will enable us to improve and expand our provision for the customer. It is a pleasure to welcome Alun Davies AM to Nant and I am looking forward to be introducing him to the various provisions we have to offer.