Dr Rhodri Llwyd Morgan is Mudiad Meithrin’s new chair.
Succeeding Rhiannon Lloyd for a three year period as chair, Rhodri Llwyd Morgan took over in the AGM on October 21st before Mudiad Meithrin’s first ever awards ceremony.
Contemplating the future as chair, Rhodri said:
“As we celebrate our 45th birthday, it’s a huge privilege to be chair of an organisation that has a special place in the hearts of many people in Wales. I have great admiration for the fantastic work done by the professional staff and committed volunteers across the country as well as that of the central staff. Mudiad Meithrin does vital work and the extensive Cylch Meithrin and Cylch Ti a Fi provision in our communities is central to the future of the Welsh language. With the challenge target of one million Welsh language speakers by 2050 and of providing thirty hours of free childcare a week to 3 and 4 year olds, Mudiad Meithrin’s work is as important as ever”.
Mudiad Chief Executive, Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, added:
“We’re so pleased to have Dr Rhodri Llwyd Morgan as our chair and we also thank Rhiannon Lloyd for her support. Rare as it may be, but both he as Chair and I as Chief Executive are former Mudiad Meithrin service users having both attended Cylchoedd Meithrin ourselves when we were children! Rhodri has a deep undertstanding of the work done by Cylchoedd Meithrin and Cylchoedd Ti a Fi at the grassroots and understands the importance of encouraging the transfer of the Welsh the language from aduls, be they parents, carers or Cylch Meithrin staff, to the young child”.
Rhodri follows his mother’s footsteps as she was also the Chair of Mudiad Meithrin during 2002-2005.