Last Friday (29th January) saw the final preparations for the Girl Code 2.0 project get underway! Funded by the Tampon Tax Fund, via the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, Girl Code is a programme that aims to encourage girls aged 11 – 16 to develop an interest in tech, computers and STEM. We use a curriculum of creative technology, from basic […]
The last few weeks have seen Bytes’ new Girl Code programme get into its stride, with Tuesday & Thursday night sessions running since March in Ballymena and Maghera. Funded by the Tampon Tax Fund, with support from the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, Girl Code aims to introduce girls aged 10 – 16 to tech […]
This week we hosted an online sessions for young people to get to know participants from other parts of the Peace Bytes programme, with brilliant results!
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As part of their Peace Bytes ‘Social Action Project’, participants from two groups ran a ‘Coffee for the NHS’ day at Belfast City Hospital.
The Bytes Project is happy to announce that, after delays due to COVID-19, the second year of our Girl Code programme will begin in Spring 2021! Originally, renewed funding was granted for the programme to run for a second year from early 2020. However, as the scheme of activities that participants cover could not be fully implemented remotely, […]
The Bytes Project is delighted to announce that we have secured funding from The David Cross Young People’s Fund and the Community Foundation Northern Ireland that will allow us to run the new Bytes Garage programme from 2021 onwards. Bytes Garage is a youth led entrepreneurship programme, that aims to unite young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds and break down social, religious […]
This month, Bytes is excited to be starting a new project working with Cara-Friend to capture the voices and stories of LGBT+ young people in rural areas of Northern Ireland. Through funding provided by Comic Relief, we’ll be using the Positive Sparks platform to give participants a space to articulate their views on their communities, their hopes for the […]
One of the key things we learnt during the first lockdown was how important it is to reach out to young people who are stuck at home or self-isolating. This outreach can take many forms, including dropping off essential supplies and treats to young people and their families. During the first lockdown, delivering these care […]
With the latest guidelines from Derry and Strabane Council, we have reviewed our work in the region. We’ll be continuing to run our Peace Bytes groups based in schools where possible, while following each school’s guidelines on social distancing. Our centre in The Diamond remains open for limited use. If new guidelines are released, we will update […]