At the Annual General Meeting held at the Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth recently it was announced that Huw Williams, Caryl Elin Lewis and Lowri Williams are to join Mudiad Meithrin’s Board of Directors.
Mudiad Meithrin - a voluntary organisation specialising in early years care and education, has appointed 3 individuals to join their voluntary Board of Directors for a term of 5 years.
Caryl Elin Lewis, who is also the Chair of Cylch Meithrin Llanwnda’s committee, shares her thoughts on being appointed a member of the Board of Directors.
"I'm very proud of my new voluntary role on Mudiad Meithrin’s Board of Directors, representing Gwynedd and Môn. In my opinion, Mudiad Meithrin is the most important organisation in Wales in terms of giving every young child the opportunity to access services and experiences in their early years through the medium of Welsh. I certainly welcome the opportunity to influence the strategic work of Mudiad Meithrin."
Dr Huw Williams, a philosophy lecturer with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, based at Cardiff University also joins the Board. For over two years Huw has been a secretary on a campaign group called TAG which is campaigning for a Welsh-medium primary school to the wards of Grangetown and Butetown. Huw also has a particular interest in expanding Welsh language education to disadvantaged and minority groups.
The third member is Lowri Williams comes originally from Bangor. After graduating from Aberystwyth University, she has been living and working in Cardiff for many years. She has over 10 years’ experience working with the Welsh language.
During the Annual General Meeting Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Mudiad Meithrin’s Chief Executive said:
"After a comprehensive internal review, it was agreed to have one National Board of Directors to act as a conscience for the Mudiad and to provide strategic guidance to our work. Already, we have 6 individuals who are members of the Board. After an extensive search we’ve found 3 individuals to join the Board. These individuals are of diverse backgrounds with different specialities and talents. What is important is that they are keen to make a difference for the children of Wales and that they support the main objectives of Mudiad Meithrin."
The Board of Directors meet every month to discuss strategic matters concerning the Mudiad.