Firefly for Syrians – Our Outreach Work inside Syria – November 2017 update
Posted on December 4, 2017 Posted By: Pietro BertiCategories: News
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 page curriculum manual, which include training on methodology and outlines lesson plans.
The programme has just being launched and is already training four teachers inside Syria. These teachers started implementing the programme on 14 October in their respective centers: one in Idlib city, two in rural Idlib and one in the outskirts of Aleppo.
We supported the initiative by delivering 100 meccano resource packs – part of the educational equipment for the children attending the programme – to those four centres inside Syria.
The resource packs were designed and produced in our centre in Antakya.
“This is a very exciting development, with the right support this has the potential to really snowball: it’s capacity building on the ground, it’s top quality education and its happening now….Huge thanks to our staff in Antakya who have worked tirelessly to make this happen….” Maria Chambers – Projects Coordinator, Firefly International.
We are very grateful to the four teachers for sending us a few pictures from their centers.
The quality of the pictures suffers from being taken from mobile phones (the only means at their disposal), but their value is inestimable.
The cost to produce and send to destination an educational resource pack is about £15. This is a very small price for all the educational benefits and happiness that this excellent educational tool can give to those children. Please, help us making them smile and rebuild their lives in Syria.
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/...