PTSD counselling in Gaza – supported by Firefly International, IMET2000 and ACT International

Firefly, IMET2000 and ACT international are running a six-month pilot in Gaza treating children suffering from PTSD. ACT International trains counsellors in accelerated trauma therapy (CATT) and the two counsellors in Gaza – Mohammed El Sharef and Haitham Mohammed have been trained by ACT and are receiving ongoing training and...

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Antakya Update from Maria Chambers

Our Antakya centre ran a 10-month maths programme for Adolescent Syrian Refugees. They attended intensive workshops on Saturdays and Sundays throughout this period. These pupils attend Turkish schools and all their education has been in Turkish since they arrived here from Syria. Many have missed years of education due to...

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Launching the Ellie Maxwell Award

To mark the 20thanniversary of Firefly International Ellie’s family and friends are sponsoring the Ellie Maxwell Award through the University of Edinburgh.  The Award The Ellie Maxwell Award aims to encourage and support an Edinburgh-based student or group of students who have helped promote social change and inclusivity with their project. Ellie Maxwell’s work started...

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February Antakya Trip

Diana McMicking and Maria Chambers visited the Firefly for Syrians centre in Antakya in February. The team there are working very hard to boost learning opportunities for Syrian refugees using a creative approach to maths and science activities. They have been very successful and the numbers of children using the...

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