Dr Rene Tristan Lydiksen, Managing Director, LEGO Education Europe – February 2015
“G2G is already having a real impact on the community in North Wales and we are very proud to be part of this project. It is enabling children to get hands-on with a huge range of LEGO Education resources that they may otherwise not have been able to experience. The passion to get children excited about learning is something both G2G and LEGO Education share. To see young people fully engaged and having fun whilst developing the essential skills they need for the future is truly inspiring.”
Ruth Marks MBE, Chief Executive, WCVA – January 2015
‘G2G has delivered several successful Engagement Gateway projects, all of which have resulted in more people from the local community achieving employment, qualifications, further training and all-important employability skills. In total over 570 people have benefited from these projects to date.
Rosie Frankland, Cyfenter Co-ordinator – January 2015
‘The Cyfenter Fund is proud to have supported G2G through funding some of the set up costs in establishing the LEGO Education Innovation Studio and the North Wales Innovation Centre. It’s been a pleasure to work with Moira and Bill, who clearly have a driving passion for the work of G2G and in making the Social Enterprise such a success’.
John Watkin, Chief Executive Officer, DVSC – January 2015
“DVSC is proud to be associated with G2G, a thriving third sector organisation that is delivering a valuable service across North Wales. Long may their excellent work continue and good luck to them for the future”
Jane Hutt AM Minister for Finance and Government Business,
Welsh Government – November 2014
Ms Hutt commented in the visitor’s book about the work G2G Communities CIC undertook in the area: ‘A fantastic example of pioneering commitment to the people of North Wales’.
Hugh Evans, leader of Denbighshire County Council – November 2014
Hugh Evans, leader of Denbighshire County Council also added ‘Excellent provision which is most needed in areas of deprivation’.
Minister for Education and Skills Mr Huw Lewis – October 2014
The Minister for Education and Skills Mr Huw Lewis said ‘I am very impressed with the way LEGO is being used to deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. I am also pleased to see so many parents here today working side by side with their children creating stories, building and programming the LEGO robots. It is clear from the excitement here today that using innovative organisations such as G2G can make STEM subjects exciting and relevant helping to produce the engineers and scientists of the future’
Jobs Growth Wales – Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Ken Skates – July 2014
‘I am writing to express my gratitude for your support and engagement on the Jobs Growth Wales Programme.’ ‘I wanted to take this opportunity to write to you to thank you for helping to create these fantastic job opportunities for our unemployed young people. The programme is clearly reaping huge rewards for all involved and I am really proud of the progress that has been made in its first two years.’ ‘This success could not have been achieved if businesses like yours from across Wales, large or small, had not embraced the programme.’
Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Ken Skates – May 2014
‘It (G2G) has brought a fantastic brand and multinational organisation to Rhyl. We’ve taken the technology to schools in the area and it’s been a massive hit.’ Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Ken Skates, commented: ‘If we don’t act now to address the skills shortage in STEM careers, the Welsh economy will lose out. “That’s why the Welsh Government is doing everything it can to encourage learners to take up these subjects. ‘G2G Communities CIC are helping to lead the way by making learning fun, interesting and accessible. ‘The LEGO Education Innovation Studio has not only helped learners to develop their skills but also their self-confidence and self-belief.
Ann Jones AM – September 2012
‘I am writing to support the work undertaken with those furthest away from employment by G2G Communities CIC.’ ‘G2G has recently completed four Government Funded Gateway projects managed by WCVA and these have been extremely successful with over 250 individuals benefiting from these innovative programmes’. G2G is committed to the area and has a very high standard, offering a range of bespoke learning programmes tailored to the needs of the individual’.
Chris Ruane MP – August 2012
‘G2G Communities display the utmost dedication and are extremely active in supporting people who wish to return to work. Their proven track record of success indicates that not only do they have the will to succeed and improve the lives of my constituents, but they have the necessary determination, enthusiasm and sheer professionalism to succeed.’