We support locally‐led projects in conflict and post-conflict regions that create safe, supportive and inclusive spaces for young people to learn, thrive and grow. Currently we focus our work thematically on a few regions in the Balkans and Middle East: Bosnia, Palestine and Syria. Through artistic and educational programmes, our partners and projects provide young people with opportunities and support to develop their skills, confidence and networks, improving prospects for brighter futures for themselves and their communities.

Firefly supports these vital endeavours by forging international links, cooperation and friendship with communities facing isolation and marginalisation due to conflict and poverty. We fundraise, recruit international volunteers, and provide administrative support to transformational local projects that might otherwise lack such resources.

  • Dec2016

    Our close friend Stephen Butcher is fundraising for Firefly International! Firefly international would like to thank Stephen and Jane for their wonderful party and for giving us the opportunity to share Firefly’s work at their celebration. It was lovely to see so many friends and family. Thank you Stephen and...

  • Oct2016

    Maria (our project coordinator) organised a second visit to the centre in September-October 2016. From an online meeting during her visit, she could not wait to share with us her positive feedback: “It is wonderful to be back here and see the progress that the children have made here during...

  • Firefly’s 2016 Gala

    October 20, 2016

    Firefly Gala Concert Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016 at 6.30 pm St Paul’s Church, Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED   We would be delighted if you could join us for this year’s Firefly Gala Concert to be held at St Paul’s, the actors’ church, Covent Garden, on Tuesday 22nd...

  • Jun2016

    We are happy to announce that our 2015/16 Annual Report has been published and is now available online for viewing and downloading. We are proud of everything we have accomplished and therefore encourage you to check it out.

  • Our Project Coordinator, Maria Chambers, visited the Antakya Centre (Turkey) in May 2016 to help our local partner going through the initial setting up phase. She came back with great news, and a very positive feeling:   “On the way to work there was a little boy sitting on the...

  • May2016

    On 3rd May 2016 Firefly International held a meeting to raise awareness on the long-lasting plight of Gaza’s children. Chaired by Rosemary Hollis, a renowned scholar specialised in Middle East politics, the event took place in the welcoming and elegant atmosphere of the Bingham Room in Gray’s Inn (London). The...

  • Apr2016

    Firefly is looking for short and long term volunteers to support our partner Svitac with its activities in Bosnia. This opportunity is funded through the European Voluntary Service (EVS) scheme.   — If you’re living in the UK and aged 18‐30 you’re eligible to apply —   Deadline Monday April...

  • An initial visit to Antakya, Turkey March 2016 Report by Maria Chambers Project Coordinator at Firefly International. Also featured Fadia Shaker, future Project Leader, and Aya Shamat, teacher and project assistant. This successful initial visit lasted for ten days. Our Project Coordinator Maria visited Antakya in order to: (1) help...

  • Mar2016

    Firefly is happy to announce that with a pair of generous donations we have been able to invest in establishing a Syrian refugee youth education centre in Antakya, Turkey, uniquely designed by the refugees themselves. Their focus is on reintegrating children forced to work back into school through fun after-work...

  • Firefly Gala 2015

    March 15, 2016

    Firefly Gala St Paul’s Covent Garden The Firefly 2015 Gala fundraising Concert was held at St Paul’s, the Actors Church, on 24th November and featured a cultural fusion of Balkan, Middle Eastern and Western Music to reflect Firefly’s overseas work with young people living in conflict and post-conflict zones. A...