Mudiad Meithrin to hold Welsh language sessions for Traveller, Gypsy, and Roma children


'Ti a Fi' session (Image: Mudiad Meithrin)

Mudiad Meithrin has received a grant of £9,715 from the National Lottery Community Fund to start 'Ti a Fi' provision on Traveller, Gypsy, and Roma sites in the south east.


The announcement was made to coincide with Traveller, Gypsy, and Roma History Month— which celebrates the history, culture, and language of the communities.


The scheme will help to promote and strengthen the community's relationship with the Welsh language, by introducing the language to its youngest children and their carers.


The project aims to be "a first step towards breaking down barriers to Welsh-medium education" among the communities.


Mudiad Meithrin has already started holding 'Ti a Fi' sessions on a site in Merthyr Tudful.


Leanne Marsh, Mudiad Meithrin's Head of Services Development said: "We are delighted to have the opportunity to start working with Traveller, Gypsy and Roma communities, as well as receiving guidance from the Travelling Ahead movement, and we thank you for the warm welcome. We want to continue to ensure that children and their families from all communities in Wales come to enjoy play and learning through the medium of Welsh through Cylchoedd Ti a Fi."


"We hope that, as a result of the support of the National Lottery and the People and Places grant, this is the beginning of a journey creating links between minority communities and the Mudiad, proving that the Welsh language belongs to everyone."

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