Posted on December 4, 2017 Posted By: Pietro BertiCategories: News
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.
The programme focused on the production of fresh food at home as a start up activity to sell it locally – based on traditional Syrian recipes as well as the pasteurisation process yogurt and cheese making. Our girls were taught how to make an economic profit by selling products and costing ingredients, including budgeting for extra gas, electricity and water costs. They learnt how to preserve the quality of the food produced, while exploring cheaper options and ways of contributing to limited family budgets.
We and our girls are very grateful to A Village in Syria for enabling us to run this summer programme through their support.
“I really enjoy coming to the centre, I have made many new friends and discovered how easy it is to make yogurt and cheese. We get to take the food we make home and try out new recipes”
“At the end of the course we were given cooking equipment so we can continue to cook its really helpful as now I am beginning to sell cheese in my neighbourhood.”
“I really enjoy coming to the centre. Now I want to improve my reading skills and have already registered with the main programme”
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/...
A huge thank you to all those who have bought tickets for this year’s Firefly Gala.
For those who can’t make it on the night, you can still support this wonderful cause. Our silent auction is now live so please do bid generously. Some of our fantastic prizes include a wonderful holiday near Bordeaux, a painting by Lucy Temple, and a weeks stay in a beautiful rural Tuscan villa. Click here: www.auctionofpromises.com/auctionread.aspx?a%3d3059 to see the prizes and place your bids. Your support is greatly appreciated.