About Us

The Belfast Computer Clubhouse is a creative, multimedia, learning environment where young people can explore their own creative interests and become confident learners through the use of technology.

The Computer Clubhouse offers a vibrant environment with state-of-the-art computers and a variety of software and technological tools for use on projects in the visual arts, film, robotics, music animation, web and graphic design. It is a project targeted at encouraging the creative potential of young people aged 8 - 18 in the West Belfast and Greater Shankill areas.

Although the Belfast Computer Clubhouse is the first in the UK, Computer Clubhouses have been launched all over the world. In 2008, the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network opened the 104th Clubhouse in Argentina. It is part of a worldwide effort begun by the Boston Museum of Science and the MIT Media Lab in the USA. The Computer Clubhouse Learning Model has gained recognition among international educators and community leaders.

Our Approach

The Belfast Computer Clubhouse is dedicated to offering resources and opportunities to those who would not otherwise have access to them. The Computer Clubhouse Learning Approach is designed to empower young people to become more capable, creative and confident learners. Key features of this model include:

  • Learning by doing and Learning by designing; encouraging young people to work as designers and inventors
  • Encouraging young people to work on projects related to their own interests
  • Building a sense of community where young people work together with one another and with adult volunteers
  • Promoting an environment of mutual trust and respect

Our Vision

LEARN together

CREATE together

SUCCEED together

CREATIVITY is infectious

LET it spread

About Us - Intel Computer Clubhouse Network

The Belfast Computer Clubhouse is part of the worldwide Intel Computer Clubhouse Network which has positively changed the futures of young people in over 100 disadvantaged communities in 22 countries across 5 continents. This global network aims to create and sustain interdependent "Communities of Learners" of young people in disadvantaged areas.

On the 1st August 2005, the Belfast Computer Clubhouse opened on the peaceline between the Falls and Shankill Road in Belfast. The Belfast project is located in two centres on either side of the peaceline and has the additional important objective of promoting cross community relationships.

About Us - Our Partners

The Belfast Computer Clubhouse would like to thank the following people and organisations for their continued support:

  • Springvale Learning - Link
  • Hazelwood College - Link
  • Blackie Centre - Link
  • Keys Childcare – Rowan House - Link
  • St. Mary’s University College - Link
  • The Greater Shankill Partnership Board
  • Loughshore - Link
  • The West Belfast Partnership Board - Link
  • The British-Irish Intergovernmental Secretariat
  • Lagan Valley Education Group - Link
  • St Mary’s Grammar School - Link
  • Everton Day Centre – Link
  • Queen’s University, Belfast - Link