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Across Northern Ireland, children from disadvantaged backgrounds cannot complete their homework or take part in homeschooling due to digital poverty.

HAPANI (The Horn of Africa People’s Aid Northern Ireland) invests in education programmes for young people, including asylum seekers and refugees and aims to provide access to education for those who cannot afford it. We promote education through equipment provision, teacher training and safe spaces where children can come to learn. We support children regardless of religion, ethnicity, gender, age or social background.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, HAPANI offered homework clubs where students could come for help from our volunteer tutors. The lockdown has shut the doors to this initiative and this has led to a large student population without proper education. But there is a simple solution. With access to the internet and a computer at home, students can continue their learning. However, families living below the poverty line cannot afford these facilities so, here at HAPANI, we are aiming to raise enough money to support 150 of the most vulnerable young people across the country. We strongly believe that poverty should not be a reason for children to be deprived of education.

But we need your help. The families requiring support are often asylum seekers, refugees and those with low income. Many left their homes in Africa due to the severe humanitarian crisis that has been unfolding over recent years, from terrible droughts and over two decades of conflict. This initiative will seek to provide laptops, tablets and broadband so that all children can be part of the revolution in online learning, not just those that can afford it.

The truth is that we will not see a return to the normal ways of living for some time to come. This pandemic has affected all of our lives in multiple ways, and it will take a whole society approach and collective effort if we are to minimise its impact and then make the best possible recovery from it.

Our education system has not seen a problem of this magnitude in its history. The government and the private sector alike have been making efforts to support the system and prevent it from crippling under this immense pressure. However, the underprivileged young people of Northern Ireland will continue to suffer unless we can offer help.

These families have no access to the internet because they cannot afford it. Every child needs their own device to complete school work. Help make a difference to a disadvantaged child’s education by making a donation which helps us provide each child with a device to help them access the education they so desperately need! Visit HAPANI Website 

More information about Horn of Africa People's Aid Northern Ireland (HAPANI): Horn of Africa Peoples Aid Northern Ireland HAPANI is a non-governmental organisation committed to upholding the human rights of refugees and asylum seekers at both a local and international level. Our vision is to ensure that these individuals and families across the world are supported and empowered, with equal access to accommodation, healthcare and education regardless of their gender, background or ethnicity. HAPANI have already made huge strides towards these goals with numerous projects.
Join Hands with HAPANI to Ensure Education For All!

Visit our website today or give us a call on 028 9031 5778 to speak to one of our representatives for further information about how we will carry out this initiative and how you can donate.

Let us not allow the pandemic to deprive vulnerable children of education! It’s a basic need.


  • Yusuf Ahmed 
    • £20 
    • 1 mo


Suleiman Abdulahi 
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Horn of Africa People's Aid Northern Ireland (HAPANI) 
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