Yankier Pijeira Perez came to Wales from Cuba in 2011, to join his wife, Lowri, and the family lives in Llanrug, Gwynedd. When he moved to Wales he decided to learn Welsh as the language is an important part of his local community. When he began working as a Pharmacy Technician at Ysbyty Gwynedd, it was obvious that many patients welcomed the opportunity to speak Welsh, and this further encouraged Yankier to learn the language. He says he has been lucky to have so many opportunities to speak Welsh with his family, in the community and at work, and is grateful to his colleagues for their support and for being so willing to listen and help when he began learning. He hopes to follow an academic Welsh course in the future.