Posted on July 23, 2017 Posted By: JeremyCategories: News
Former Interim Director of Firefly International, Jeremy Wildeman, announces the recruitment of Firefly’s new Director, Siama Ahmed
I am highly excited to announce that we have found our new Director for Firefly International, Siama Ahmed.
Siama joins us after more than 15 years of humanitarian and charitable work inside and outside of the UK, both professionally and as a volunteer. Siama has a background in communications, a diverse skill set and a large team at Firefly supporting her to help us to fulfill our long-term vision as an organisation.
Finding someone as capable to become Director is exactly the outcome I had hoped for when I stepped into the Director’s role on an interim basis. I had done that in order to be able — within the vision of our founder Ellie— to devote more time to help us to develop as a charity to provide better support — and more hope— to victims of conflict around the world. In that time we have accomplished much as an organisation, and are now able to provide better support to our impressive overseas partners. This includes having helped one refugee named Fadia to establish an ambitious intiativefor Syrian refugee children.
Now, Siama will with great enthusiasm be able help us to take further steps forward as Firefly in providing support to more victims of conflict overseas.
I will look forward as a Trusteeto supporting her in the position as Director, along with everyone else in our extended Firefly network.
The New Year’s Party was the big finale event and official closing of Omprakash Partner, Omladinska organizacija Svitac's “Tolerance and cultural diversity through music, art and sports in 2017” project. The New Year’s Party was held at the Youth center and organized with the support of international and local volunteers, alongside Svitac’s (Firefly’s) staff.
An exclusive early evening event to raise awareness of our projects supporting young people living in areas that have been affected by war and confict.
Please join us from 6-8pm for drinks, canapes, a festive musical extravanganza and a fascinating 'in conversation' with project co-ordinator, Maria Chambers, who is currently working on an education project with refugees on the border of Syria.
There will also be an opportunity to purchase for a small sum, postcard sized pieces of artwork specifically created for this event and individually signed by each of the Syrian Refugee children being supported by our project. A poignant keepsake of a child living in extremely difficult circumstances.
Right in the heart of the Christmas action on St Andrews Square, this is a great chance to give a little bit to charity and catch up with friends at this festive early evening event.
An exclusive early evening event to celebrate and raise awareness of Firefly International - a Scottish charity supporting young people living in areas that have been affected by war and confict, including Syria and Bosnia. Please join us from 6-8pm for drinks, canapes, a festive musical extravangan...
It’s so great to see our children happy again! This #GivingTuesday, help them play again, and forget what they have been through. With a few clicks, you will give those children an education, a safe place and a much better future. Share their happiness today! fireflyinternational.org/donate/...