Will.i.am has visited youth at a project in Belfast.BBC

Two years after donating an impressive £500,000 to the Prince's Trust charity, Will.i.am has visited Belfast to meet some of the disadvantaged young people his funding is helping.

The Black Eyed Peas star, who is also a coach on BBC1's The Voice, has helped to equip hundreds of teens and young adults with high-tech skills that will help them find work.

Not only does the project enable them to study coding, programming, 3D printing but an interactive instrument - made by them -will feature at the Digital Revolution exhibition, which is being staged at the Barbican in London until mid-September.

"I am so proud that my work with The Prince's Trust is giving young people from vulnerable backgrounds the chance to join the digital revolution and make a valuable contribution to modern society," Will.i.am said.

"Around the world I have witnessed how unemployment, a lack of education, poverty and disadvantage can permeate someone's path in life.

He added: "I have no doubt that a kid from Brixton or Birmingham can create something that changes the world, with the Trust's help."

Alex Morrison, 23, from Willesden in London took a week-long course through the Trust after struggling to find work for eight months.

"This course has been amazing, and it might sound cheesy, but I actually feel better about my life now," he said.