SaySomethingin are honoured and proud to have gained Living Wage accreditation.

The Living Wage is an hourly rate of pay, independently calculated each year based on the real cost of living in the UK.

It is higher than the minimum wage and applies to all workers over 18, included contracted staff.

The Living Wage movement is made up of a wide range of businesses and organisations in every type of sector.

Those who have gained the accreditation include small independents, FTSE 100 companies and household names like; IKEA, Nationwide, Aviva, Everton and Chelsea Football Clubs, Majestic Wine, LUSH, the House of Commons and many more.

Everyone at SSi supports this initiative and will happily promote the Living Wage with all our learners, contacts and partners.

Check out the movement for yourself at www.livingwage.org.uk

Education.SouthAsia is a collaboration between the University of Oxford and University College London that invites original and analytic pieces that make interdisciplinary contributions to the issue of education in South Asia.

Last week they ran a piece about our work in Sri Lanka, written by our very own Tom Cassidy, that focussed on our “Anyone Can Teach” initiative with the charity The Tea Leaf Trust in the country.

SSi is proud to have a long-standing relationship with Global Welsh – a superb initiative devoted to creating a global Welsh community. 

Established in 2015, their aim, based on the belief that being Welsh is more than just geography, is to bring together Welsh people from around the world, and those with an affinity and love for Wales, in one online community. The objective of this community is to foster links, opportunities, and connections with other global members.

Since their official launch in 2017, Global Welsh has gone from strength to strength, extending their community to all parts of the globe and strengthening their connections.

This month, SSi features in Global Welsh’s Business Spotlight Section. This great piece written by Bethan Payne focuses on our Non-Executive Director, Nick Prichard. Nick discusses with Bethan his journey to SSi, the company’s rich provenance, bespoke methodology, and plans for the future.

SSi stands on the shoulders of the Welsh language. The history, beauty, and plight of this language were the catalysts for inventing our unique methodology. Also, it is via the Welsh language that our methodology has, many times over the years, been tested and improved to ensure the best results.

We are immensely proud of the fact that our course is helping to strengthen the Welsh language and that we have become one of the many building blocks which we hope will secure the future of one of Europe’s oldest living languages.

Being one of the building blocks means that we see ourselves as part of an ever-growing team of experts. From educators to marketing professionals, language specialists to government officials, we’ve become part of an impressive network of teams brought together to strengthen the Welsh government’s campaign to reach a million Welsh speakers by 2050.

Because of all this, we’re genuinely delighted to see SaySomethingin mentioned in the Welsh Government’s latest policy and strategy document Cymraeg 2050: Welsh Language Strategy Action Plan 2023 to 2024.

And not just mentioned, but described as an ‘exciting project’ – it’s certainly got all of us pretty excited! And we can’t wait to see the results.

In recent years SSi and the National Centre for Learning Welsh have developed a valuable working relationship. On the basis that the Welsh language belongs to all, we have formed a partnership which has begun adding new layers of language learning provision in Wales through some interesting initiatives.

To learn more about who The National Centre are, follow the link below:

https://learnwelsh.cymru/

Recognising that learning experiences vary greatly and that our neighbourhoods are constantly evolving, SSi and The National Centre have brought together the best of their expertise and experience to provide resources for individuals, schools, and localities throughout Wales. 

We are already seeing improvements in how individuals from all generations and all cultural backgrounds are enjoying success on their Welsh learning journeys, which in turn will enrich our communities and workplaces and help reverse the language shift in Wales.

The National Centre’s latest newsletter outlines some of the inspirational initiatives we’ve been working on together. Follow the link below to read the newsletter, and learn more about the new resources provided and hopes for the future.