What is Menter Iaith?
The Mentrau Iaith aim to promote and promote the Welsh language across Wales
The first Menter Iaith was established in the Gwendraeth Valley in 1991, and there are now 22 Menter Iaith serving all parts of Wales. All Menter Iaith have grown from the desire and aspirations of local people to promote the use of Welsh in all aspects of life in their communities.
The Mentrau Iaith are a key partner of the Welsh Government and are acting on the ground to realise the Welsh objectives 2050: The Welsh Language Strategy – which sets out how the Welsh Government will reach the target of a million Welsh speakers by the year 2050. Each Menter Iaith operates in a unique way depending on local needs.
Your Local Language Initiative
In 2017 two local language initiatives came together to create a new Menter – Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam.
The Menter’s office is located in Mold, serving all areas and all residents of both counties.
Our main areas of work here in the counties of Flint and Wrexham are:
Families: Our activities and projects encourage language transmission in the home, highlight the benefits of choosing Welsh Education, and support the use of Welsh within care and play services.
Children and Young People: We are taking action to increase leisure and community provision for children and young people to give them the opportunity to use Welsh socially outside school.
The Community: By working together with Welsh speakers and learners in their own communities we are working to strengthen the language as a community, natural language.
Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam is your one-stop Shop about the Welsh language, so, if you have a question about the Welsh language in the counties of Flint and Wrexham, please contact us.