May 23, 2019
October 4, 2018
The education centre in Antakya has seen some exciting progress in the last few months. Thanks to the staff developing strong and effective education programmes, more children have been attending courses and re-engaging with education. The recently introduced online teacher training courses mean that the summer programme reached over 800...
September 23, 2018
Art4Space UK, Svitac (Firefly) and Firefly International came together in 2013 to create a mosaic logo for the Youth Centre. Thanks to Firefly International, they have been able to come together to create another work of art. The project, initially funded by the Edith M Ellis Trust, was matched in funds...
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...
May 23, 2018
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.
May 19, 2018
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!
May 19, 2018
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....
May 7, 2018
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
April 2, 2018
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...
March 12, 2018
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...
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...
December 4, 2017
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...
December 4, 2017
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....
July 29, 2017
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.