August Update from Firefly for Syrians

Update from Antakya August 2020 Maria Chambers, project coordinator. Online learning continues in Turkey and Syria. This week we celebrated with end of course parties – small groups of socially distanced children came into the centre seeing each other for the first time since March. There was a great atmosphere...

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Firefly’s Annual Gala 2020

  We are hoping that we will be able to go ahead with our annual fundraiser in London this year on the 17th of November at a new venue in St George’s Church, Aubrey Walk, Notting Hill. The truth is we can’t be sure if it will go ahead, but...

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Movement for Good Award

Many thanks to all those who helped us to win this £1000 award by nominating us. We won! It will go direct to our partners in Bosnia, Turkey and Syria working with communities already devastated by war and now coping with Covid19. If you could help a little more please...

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Covid 19 and online learning Firefly for Syrians

Online education is exceptionally exciting, enabling us to increase our reach as well as explore new ways of educating, accommodating different ages and educational needs in a rapidly evolving landscape of education.  Firefly for Syrians has managed quickly to mobilise our programme to ensure that we are still delivering the...

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Updates from Syria, Gaza and Bosnia

In the Syrian camps we have been running workshops about hygiene – the importance of hand washing and awareness of Coronavirus alongside our daily curriculum. Syrian children have endured so much in their lives and are increasingly vulnerable in these unprecedented times. Our work is crucial supporting these communities through...

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Gaza Child Mental Health Project

We are two months into the CATT (children’s accelerated trauma treatment) Gaza Pilot project and the mid-term report is complete and full of the successes already achieved:  20 children referred and assessed 10 children who have completed CATT treatment 30 care-givers reached through awareness sessions  Challenging PTSD symptoms have been reduced and recovery...

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