Our Homework Club currently provides space for 79 children to access their own individual desk area, a computer suite and the guidance of qualified volunteers.
Operating Monday and Thursday from 4.30pm to 7.00pm, projects such as the Homework Club are an important part of social integration and educational development for refugee children. This support goes hand in hand with HAPANI’s continued advocacy for equal access to education.
Children’s English Classes
Children from HoA and beyond can develop their literacy and numeracy skills through paid or unpaid classes.
With the aim of promoting social inclusion and ensuring that all children have access to basic education, our partnerships with external providers such as Belfast Metropolitan College enable young individuals to integrate more easily within the community, increase their confidence and build a foundation for further education and training.
Physical activity is a great way for young people to improve fitness, form friendships and develop their social skills. HAPANI has partnered with Suffolk Swifts Football Club in Belfast to provide children aged 12-16 with the opportunity to train and play for the club on a regular basis.
We have also organised basketball games between girls from the local area and those who have arrived in NI as refugees, ensuring that gender is no barrier to sporting opportunities in our continued efforts towards equality.