We support fantastic medium‐scale and community‐based projects overseas that have a high impact for large numbers of people in difficult circumstances. Our Trustees and Executive are joined by a growing body of volunteers and patrons who kindly donate their valued time and expertise to support our projects and make the work of Firefly possible.

Here are some of our people.

Fadia Shaker

Director of our Educational Centre for Syrian refugee children in Antakya (Turkey), Fadia has lead the centre since the project started in March 2016, recruiting staff and developing the programme to serve the needs of her local Syrian refugee community. Fadia previously taught Maths in Syria, and was a manager...

Gordana Varcakovic

Gordana is the Director of Omladinska organizacija Svitac. From 1999 to 2002 she managed a team of up to 13 employees, coordinated general administration as well as budgets, and motivated and promoted group and individual work. Currently she is managing team of 2 permanent Svitac employees, 5 local and 5...

Diana McMicking

Diana McMicking joined Firefly in 2018. She has worked in the education sector for 30 years, initially as a teacher and latterly for educational charities. From 2005 to 2016 she was Learning Director at Jupiter Artland, co-creating, managing and developing a charitable foundation. She has held several charitable trusteeships and...

Maria Chambers

Maria is a teacher, artist and CATT (Children’s Accelerated Trauma Therapy) trainer based in the UK. She specialises in using specific child‐centred art based techniques to help young people process and re‐script traumatic memories. Recent work includes training Syrian mental healthcare workers in Turkey and Lebanon as well as coordinating...

Victoria Crawley

Victoria (Tor) joined Firefly as a voluntary administrator in February 2014. In 2020 Tor became Firefly’s Charity Manager, expanding her role into fundraising as well as handling all aspects of the charity’s administration, branding, correspondence, book keeping, banking, newsletters, events and much more! Previously a freelance TV commercials producer, Tor...

El Carter

El is a final year student at the University of Edinburgh. She has worked with similar organisations and is on the committee for STAR Edinburgh (Student Action For Refugees). She has been involved with Firefly for two years and holds the role of ‘Student Intern.’ Within this capacity she primarily...