Croeso i Cymru MOMO: Welcome to Wales MOMO

It has been all things Wales this week at Team MOMO, beginning with one of our directors, who lives near Chirk. Jill was live in the studio with Dave Williams on Calon FM, telling listeners all about our apps.

Listen to the podcast here – there is lots of great music in the programme too.

Also this week we visited Powys Council after a journey consisting of three trains, to be greeted in Llandrindod Wells with beautiful sunny weather, which, as we were promptly reminded by the locals, is a rarity! A highlight of this charming town was a dragon sculpture that was co-designed by local children.

As the presentation approached our excitement mounted, since this was only the second time MOMO has been presented in Wales. A full house of over twenty attendees included David, interim head of Powys children’s services, who had previously witnessed great success in implementing and utilising MOMO apps in Buckinghamshire. It was also great to welcome neighbouring Ceredigion Council and we hope to meet with more of their team soon.

Underpinning all our activity in Wales is the big news that the first ever translation of MOMO apps is into Welsh! Thanks to our talented development partners, who have been working hard to internationalise the code, we will be implementing the initial translation imminently.

The first version will then be taken to Wales, where we will work with a group of young people to test the accuracy and acceptability of the Welsh translation. This significant development has meant that we can now start introducing Welsh organisations to MOMO with confidence.