Firefly International

Building bridges through education and the arts.

FIREFLY INTERNATIONAL

We support locally-led projects in Bosnia and the Middle East that create safe, supportive and inclusive spaces for young people to learn, thrive and grow. Through artistic and educational programmes, our partners, Svitac and Project Hope, provide young people with opportunities and support to develop their skills, confidence and networks, improving prospects for brighter futures for themselves and their communities.




Project Hope

Project Hope

Project Hope is a community not-for-profit and a registered charity. Project Hope works in the refugee camps, cities, and villages of the Nablus region of the northern West Bank, teaching English and delivering other essential education, arts and sports programs to Palestinian children and youth.

Svitac Bosnia

Svitac

Svitac began in Brčko as Firefly Youth Project in 1998 when British-born Ellie Maxwell founded us after the Bosnian conflict (1992-1995) ended. As aid worker during the conflict, Ellie believed that shared creative activities and contact with the outside world can play an important part in reducing tensions linked to sectarian violence.

Kitabona

Kitabona

In Arabic, Kitabna means "our book". Kitabna aims to write, illustrate, and distribute bilingual Arabic-English children’s books to displaced children who do not have access to education in Lebanon, Turkey, Syria and Iraq. Through our book distribution we hope to develop reading, writing, and teaching skills with young people in refugee camps.