Sylfaen has three members of staff:
Val has been with Sylfaen since the beginning. She coordinates the company’s work and undertakes the research and evaluation work, as well as community development training and new project development.
Val grew up in Amlwch, and she attended Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones before studying Sociology at Bangor University. After working with Gwynedd Council's Youth Service, she joined the Voluntary Sector, first with Women's Aid in Rhyl, then with the Children's Society and, for the last 17 years, with Sylfaen Cymunedol.
Val has a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Development.
Nia has been with Sylfaen since January 2013 and is the organisation's specialist in the sustainable livelihood approach, utilising the methodology with different groups. She also offers training and mentoring.
Nia attended Ysgol Bodedern in Anglesey. She has 17 years' experience as a qualified Youth Worker and 12 years’ experience in Careers Advice and Guidance. She has been with Sylfaen since 2013.
Nia has a Diploma in Welfare Studies.
Dawn is the newest member of the team, having started with Sylfaen in June 2018. She went to Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen, Caernarfon, before working with children and young people for nearly 30 years, with Bangor Women’s Aid, Barnardo’s, and Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd. Dawn has experience of family and tenancy support, as well as a wider understanding of community through her role as a town councillor and school governor.
Sylfaen Cymunedol Limited, 14 Stryd y Porth Fawr, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1AG
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