History of the Wales-Argentina Society

The Society was formed in 1939. We're a charity and all our income comes from the members - over 300.

We arrange and sponsor exchanges for teachers, students and ministers of religion between Wales and Argentina. We have a representative on the British Council Project which sends Welsh teachers to Chubut and students from Chubut to Lampeter for an eight-week Welsh summer course.

We sponsor an annual literary competition (in the Welsh language) at the National Eisteddfod of Wales since 1978. Two volumes of a selection of the competitions have been published. We will be publishing a volume of a selection of the entries for the 2008 Cardiff National Eisteddfod.

We sponsor students from Argentina who wish to come to Wales to expand their educational horizons. There has been close cooperation with Coleg Harlech along the years since the centenary of the Settlement in 1965; we've also sponsored students who have attended Llandovery College and Glynllifon Colleges. Llandovery College have now the Tom Gravelle Scholsrship awarded annually.

Amongst establishments that we've sponsored in recent years are Ysgol yr Hendre (the Trelew Welsh primary School), Gaiman Nursery School and the Andes Welsh Centre in Esquel.

Our AGM is held at the National Eisteddfod and we have had a presence with a stand on the National Eisteddfod field since 1997.

We celebrate the July Landing annually in Wales.
     

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