Ben Constable Maxwell

Ben is the brother of Firefly Founder Ellie Maxwell and has been a trustee of Firefly International since 2016. He is particularly closely affiliated with Svitac (Firefly Bosnia), which he has visited a number of times, mainly as a volunteer at Svitac’s youth summer camps. Ben also works to support...

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Fadia Shaker

Director of our Educational Centre for Syrian refugee children in Antakya (Turkey), Fadia has lead the centre since the project started in March 2016, recruiting staff and developing the programme to serve the needs of her local Syrian refugee community. Fadia previously taught Maths in Syria, and was a manager...

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Ayesha Carmouche

Ayesha volunteered with Project Hope in 2012. She works for the CORE Coalition. Previously she led the advocacy and communications work for ActionAid in Palestine, where she was based in Hebron and worked on issues of corporate investment in the occupied territory. Prior to this, Ayesha was the Policy and...

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Matteo Mazzoleni

Matteo holds an M.A. in International Politics from University of Surrey. He has joined Firefly International as a Comittee Member in 2016 after conducting research on migrants and refugees in Tunisia for the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. He was previously working in the IT sector in Exeter, UK, where he was...

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Charles Phillips

Charles is a Masters student of Middle Eastern Politics at the University of Oxford. His main interests include the conflict in Israel/Palestine and Middle Eastern history. He has a passion for working with children having volunteered for youth organisations in Nicaragua, Palestine and Kenya.

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Hugo Page (QC)

Hugo has been practising at the bar since 1978. He has worked and is currently working on several substantial fraud cases, with a particular emphasis on the consequences of misfeasance by company directors and on tracing the proceeds of fraud in other jurisdictions. His experience includes several substantial insurance and...

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Abdulhakim Sabbah

Hakim has served as the Director of Project Hope since May 2005. He has been instrumental in the growth of Project Hope in terms of program expansion, notably developing Project Hope’s French language offerings and cultivating relationships with the French speaking community, both locally and abroad. He holds a Bachelor’s...

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Margot Coles

Margot joined Firefly as a trustee in January 2014. She is an Editorial consultant advising on a wide range of projects in the Arts. She has a long career in journalism, including Assistant Editor on The Times and The Sunday Times, Magazine Director Scotsman Publications and Editor of Scotland on...

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Virginia Constable Maxwell

With an eclectic working history, from a stint at Vogue to running a 12 acre fruit farm and co‐founding the Syon Opera, Virginia now dedicates her time to raising funds for Firefly. Virginia brings a wealth of experience to her fundraising role. Brought up between London and New York, Virginia...

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Sebastian Chambers

A chartered accountant, Seb is managing director of management consultancy CIL, and a member of the charity and voluntary group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales. Sebastian’s past volunteering includes teaching with Project Trust in Zimbabwe and Skillshare Africa in Botswana.

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Ahmed Abu Tawahina

Ahmed (PhD) will assist Benjamin Santamaria for the implementation of the project in the field, and coordinate cooperation with local partners: Dignity and Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP).

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Federico Allodi

Federico (MD, FRCP, MRCPsych.) will oversee the project’s implementation, evaluation, data collection, analysis and reports. He has three decades of experience working with Palestinian victims of violence and five decades with victims of state or not state violence and torture around the world.

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Siama Ahmed

Siama joined Firefly International in 2016. She has an academic background in Media and Communications, having studied her BA and Post Grad in London, and has spent more than a decade working on a variety of projects in the UK and the Middle East. Having lived and worked in refugee...

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Gordana Varcakovic

Gordana is the Director of Omladinska organizacija Svitac. From 1999 to 2002 she managed a team of up to 13 employees, coordinated general administration as well as budgets, and motivated and promoted group and individual work. Currently she is managing team of 2 permanent Svitac employees, 5 local and 5...

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