Two pupils, Andrej Boldiss and Benjamin Aranyi from Sacred Heart Secondary School, have dedicated many hours building a website for Omagh Women’s Aid.

Omagh Women’s Aid provides a range of services, including accommodation, to women, children and young people experiencing or at risk of domestic violence.

Manager of Omagh Women’s Aid, Orla Conway, says

‘We are delighted with the website and wish to thank the boys who willingly volunteered their services and worked tirelessly in order to help Women‘s Aid. These young men are professional in their approach and in their work, their help is very much appreciated. It is great to see schools encouraging students to volunteer and we would like to extend thanks to Sacred Heart College who were eager to support us.

The website can be viewed on www.omaghwomensaid.org

Orla is also keen to acknowledge the important work of all the volunteers at Omagh Women’s Aid saying,

We currently have a team of 12 volunteers assisting us at the refuge, in our central office and in offering court support, all are valuable and are really making a difference to the work carried out here at Omagh Women’s Aid.

Commenting on the website, Orla added,

Nowadays, people are more inclined to turn to the internet for information and hopefully, the website will enable women in need of information or support or families who are worried about someone to get some assistance. The 24-hour domestic violence helpline 0808 802 1414 should still be the first port of call though for someone in crisis out of office hours. Anyone in need of urgent medical or police assistance should ring 999.

About the Volunteers

Andrej Boldiss, originally from Latvia, has been living in Omagh for 9-10 years and attends Sacred Heart College. His interest is in developing websites and as he loves programming, his plan is to continue his further education in that area. He wishes to study at South West College for 2 years and then graduate at University of Ulster.

Benjamin Aranyi, originally from Hungary, has been living in Omagh for five years. He has also gained lots of experience developing websites while at Sacred Heart College and hopes to continue his further education at South West College. Benjamin has much knowledge of using visual basics to develop programs.

The boys have developed websites for other organisations and can be contacted to request a website and discuss reasonable rates.

Andrej; Mobile: 07596154162 Email: abotez@mail.ru

Benjamin; Mobile: 07544058804 Email: aranyi.benji10@gmail.com