Menter Fachwen – helping the community of Gwynedd to get online
It has grown steadily since. Over the past few years the enterprise has opened a shop and IT training centre in Llanberis. This centre is where Digital Communities Wales (DCW) equipment is mainly used as part of the Cerdded a Darganfod Project.
Outline of our Intervention
DCW developed a Digital Inclusion Engagement Plan with Menter Fachwen, while providing two laptops and two tablets for digitally including staff and local residents through the Cerdded a Darganfod Project.
Impact of our Intervention
Many local residents, some with learning difficulties have received training and assistance to become digitally included and implement their new skills.
The impact on one of the local people from Waunfawr – Gareth Wyn Roberts – is a good example of the way DCW intervention has helped digitally include an individual, to such an extent that his work is now being exhibited.
Training that Gareth has undertaken has enabled him to bring two of his passions together – photography and football. The result is an exhibition showcasing history of the lost football grounds of local clubs. The skills he has learnt via DCW support has enabled this to happen.