When SSiW was very young, one of the things which kept us going through those early days of cultivating were the little snippets of feedback we’d often receive from our learners. Like tiny green shoots in a new garden, we knew there was reason to hope that our methodology was succeeding in growing new Welsh speakers.
Our relationship with our community of learners has been essential to our growth and development. Not only does it serve as a constant source of hope and inspiration, but it’s been essential in showing us how to best nurture and support learners and new Welsh speakers, therefore helping to strengthen the Welsh language.
Over the years we’ve been privileged to hear the most wonderful stories and testimonials. From tales of learners ordering a paned (cuppa) in Welsh for the first time, to those who’ve transformed their lives by moving to Wales to live and work through the medium of Welsh, our community’s achievements never cease to amaze and delight us.
It is a pleasure for us to be able to share with you this ever-growing treasury of stories via our website and YouTube channel. We hope they inspire you as much as they do us.
Catrin Lilar Jones