On the 14th February, 2017 one of the Directors of G2G Communities CIC, Dr William Lockitt, was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
The RSA mission is to create the conditions for the enlightened thinking and collaborative action needed to address today’s most pressing social challenges.
They serve this mission by acting as a global hub, by enabling millions of people to access the most creative ideas, by nurturing networks of innovators, and through researching, testing and sharing practical interventions.
Dr Lockitt said ‘The mission of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is to enrich society through ideas and action’. ‘This fits in well with the aims and objectives of G2G Communities CIC as a not for profit, community focused organisation delivering to Schools, Libraries, local government organisations and those furthest away from employment in some of the highest areas of deprivation in Wales’.
G2G Communities CIC receives no Government or any other state/public funding and relies on winning project funding within a competitive tendering process. Dr Lockitt said ‘Since starting G2G in 2010 and becoming a LEGO Education Innovation Studio in 2011 we have supported over 60,000 people and organisation throughout North Wales. In the past two years we have reinvested over £140,000 back into communities throughout north Wales by supporting individuals to set up their own businesses, offering a range of free courses/qualifications, volunteer time and a range of free activities in Schools and local community venues’. ‘We are currently running two Space programmes ‘All SySTEMs Go’ and ‘Full STEAM Ahead’ supported by the National Science academy (Welsh Government) and the UK Space Agency’. ‘Both programmes highlight the growing potential of the Space industry and opportunities open to people in North Wales’.
‘I am pleased to be accepted as a Fellow of the RSA and will continue to break down the barriers to education and employment by continuing to introduce new, exciting and innovative projects and programmes that benefit individuals, local communities and society’.
What is the RSA? – youtu.be/cqw70hT_ANU
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