• Jun2018

    On Midsummers night in Edinburgh Firefly hosted a supper club for 50 people at our local café, Century General Store. Charlie McMicking and Bill Coles cooked up a feast and Maria Chambers and Harry Crawley gave wonderful rousing speeches, about the work that Firefly’s partners do in Bosnia, Syria and...

  • May2018

    Thank you very much for your support Anju! Anju Uppal has just returned from Kathmandu, after climbing to the Everest Base Camp at a height of 5346 metres! Her brave and generous endeavour has raised over £700 for Firefly International children.

  • Our new Just Giving’s campaign for Ramadan is now live! Please, click on this link to support our children:  Salaam Giving Thank you very much for all your help!    

  • Our partner in Bosnia, Svitac hosted a group of participants from the World Life Experience project between April 9-19th. World Life Experience takes 11 people around the world for 1 year: travelling, discovering, interacting and working with local people and organisations. We are very grateful to the World Life Experience team...

  • Over the May Bank Holiday, 8 teams of keen walkers took on a huge challenge – and raised £8000 for Firefly.  The first mountain, Ben Nevis, was snowy with very low cloud and proved quite a challenge. The sun came out for Scafell Pike and Snowdon which helped everyone along....

  • Thank you very much Anju! Anju is on a 12 day Everest Camp challenge to fundraise for Firefly International’s children! Help Anju raise funds for our children via his Justgiving page

  • Apr2018

    Firefly Syria’s students have had many years of interrupted, or simply no education, due to the war. As a result it is commonplace for Syrian refugee children to be at a learning level three or four years behind their age group, and many are even illiterate. Yet, they have high...

  • Mar2018

    Firefly Syria is a refugee led initiative which owes its success to the personal stories, struggles and resilience of the people it is made up of.   The Story of Um S and her family   Um S is employed at the Firefly centre in Antakya as a cleaner. Um...

  • Dec2017

    Over the last four months, local refugee staff at our centre in Antakya have been looking for ways to outreach other teachers inside Syria. We are now thrilled to announce the success of their wonderful initiative.   Our local refugee staff have designed a teacher online training programme and a fifty-two...

  • Our projects coordinator – Maria Chambers – visited our centre in Antakya this October, bringing back great news!   “It was just so wonderful to see the way the Applied science programme has developed. Top quality resources have been made at the centre that support the curriculum developed by our...

  • We identified a need to focus on offering opportunities for teenage girls to get back into a learning environment. To attract teenage girls to our educational centre, we designed a programme that would give them an opportunity to engage with an entrepreneurial activity and further education at the same time....

  • Jul2017

    Please click here to read the Firefly for Syria 2017 Annual Report detailing the impact of our work with Syrian refugees in Antakya, Turkey. Arabic speakers can follow the latest project news from Antakya via our centre’s Facebook page.

  • Mar2017

    Maria (our project coordinator) has recently spent some days at our Education Centre for Syrian Refugees in Antakya. She shares with us her experience: “It was so encouraging to see two strands of the curriculum developing so positively during my recent visit to Antakya. The children were busy learning Science...

  • Feb2017

    We are saddened to hear that Sally Yates has recently passed away. Sally was one of Firefly’s best friends and supporters, and over the years her generosity has helped make many of our projects possible. She was particularly committed to supporting Svitac’s arts projects in Brčko, Bosnia. She will be...

  • John Chambers and Louis Hall will take part in the upcoming Rome Marathon on 2nd April 2017 in order to raise funds for Firefly. You can contribute to their run for us via their JustGiving pages: Louis Hall’s JustGiving page John Chambers’ JustGiving page Louis and John, a special thank you from Firefly...