Peaches & Personal Progress: My Month With ProMo

by Dayana Del Puerto | 30th Sep 2016

I’ve just come to the end of a brilliant month interning at ProMo-Cymru.

I first encountered ProMo as a young person, in Year 9 at school, and have been involved as a volunteer ever since. TheSprout staff at the time completely inspired me to get into music journalism and events management, and I even talked about it in my interview at Cambridge!

Now aged 21, I still think TheSprout is one of the coolest platforms out there in the UK for young people to have their say, in their way. Sub-editing the site this month revealed just how much is going on in the capital right now, and as a writer myself reported on Roald Dahl’s City of the Unexpected and the Cardiff Hip-hop and Grime scene with help from Grassroots.


Ready for a day of Witches and peaches at the City of the Unexpected.

Writing up content for the FamilyPoint Cymru website, aimed largely at parents, was difficult as a student whose only contact with children is when Kid Ink comes on at parties. But I’ve learned how to apply my writing skills in different areas which was a really healthy challenge.

Making weekly trips up to the Ebbw Vale Institute, one of the most historic buildings in South Wales, was a complete change from the Cardiff office. With help from Promo’s new EVS volunteer, Auguste, I’ve been putting together a video which celebrates what the cultural centre offers to the community.  


Dai, EVI Manager,  giving me a history lesson: The institute was founded in 1853.

I’m about to go back to Cambridge for my third year at uni, my month in Cardiff and Ebbw Vale Institute has been a breath of creative fresh air: ProMo-Cymru is a really wicked set of people doing important things in novel ways. I’d love to work with them again once I’ve graduated.

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