Supporting the National Children’s Bureau’s ‘Vision for Recovery in Northern Ireland’

Supporting the National Children's Bureau's 'Vision for Recovery in Northern Ireland'

This week, The Bytes Project has joined over 50 organisations in Northern Ireland to support the National Children’s Bureau’s ‘Vision for Recovery in Northern Ireland’.  In the coming weeks and months, plans for COVID-19 recovery and redevelopment will be made and implemented in Northern Ireland. We fully support the NCB’s desire that children and young […]

Launching the Belfast Tech Shed

Launching the Belfast Tech Shed

This week, Bytes has launched the Belfast Tech Shed initiative, which looks to provide access to technology to families and young people in need. Working with Belfast City Council, Business in the Community NI & Allstate NI, we are providing over a hundred tablets, along with support and a programme of digital engagement, to family support hubs in the […]

Working with confident learners at Men’s Hostel, Belfast

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As part of the Key to Life programme, Bytes delivered a 7-week self-confidence and self-esteem 7-week course to participants in the Utility Street Men’s Hostel, Belfast. For these young men, homelessness is not just a housing issue but something that is intimately linked with complex and chaotic life experiences, including traumatic childhood, mental health problems, drug and […]

Bytes Announces Grant from Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Bytes Announces Grant from Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Bytes Project is happy to announce that it has been awarded a three-year grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to develop our Rural Sparks initiative. This funding will cover the initial development and co-design of a framework that can support our work in rural communities over the next 5-10 years. Rural Sparks is a long term, youth-led […]

Bytes on NVTV’s ‘The Round Up’

Bytes on NVTV's 'The Round Up'

This week, Bytes was lucky enough to feature on NVTV‘s Friday end of week show ‘The Round Up’. Our Programme Lead Charlene Cowan spoke to NVTV presenter Tristan Crowe about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the issues it presents to young people and how The Bytes Project is using technology to keep in touch with and support […]

Join the Bytes Youth Advisory Board

Join the Bytes Youth Advisory Board

We’re excited to announce that over the next few weeks we’ll be recruiting for members of the first Bytes Youth Advisory Board! True to our values, we are looking for new ways to centre the views of young people within our work. While individual projects use both regular feedback forms and sessions with groups of […]

Peace Bytes Youth Forum has first meeting of 2020

Peace Bytes Youth Forum has first meeting of 2020

This week saw the year’s first Peace Bytes Youth Forum meeting, made up of young people from across Northern Ireland taking part in the Peace Bytes programme. The Youth Forum currently involves students from Glengormley High School, Edmund Rice College, St Pat’s College Maghera, Lisneal College and Oakgrove Integrated College. It represents a broad mix […]

Girl Code 2020

Girl Code 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that the ‘Girl Code’ programme has been awarded funds from the Tampon Tax Community Fund – administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland – for the second year. The programme, which runs specifically in rural areas, is designed to introduce pre-secondary school age girls to IT, tech and the basics […]

Bytes goes to Dublin for the #ThankYouFund

Bytes goes to Dublin

It was a 6.30 start for a group of young people from Maghera, who travelled down to Dublin with Bytes staff to take part in the Coca Cola Thank You Fund, pitching for support for the new Plastic Planet programme. Plastic Planet is an environmental advocacy initiative, designed to educate young people in Northern Ireland on sustainability and empower […]

Peace Bytes goes to Finland!

Peace Bytes goes to Finland!

In July 2019 a group of young people from the Moville Family & District Resource Centre and Peace Bytes Derry/Londonderry took part in an Erasmus+ ‘exchanging hobbies’ trip to Finland. Young people from four countries – Ireland, Finland, Portugal & Iceland – took part in this cultural exchange, held in and around the towns of Orivesi and […]