The Ellie Maxwell Award is given to a student at Edinburgh University who is doing exceptional and innovative work in the charitable sector. The award was launched in 2019 in by Firefly International with the University in memory of our founder Ellie Maxwell. She founded Firefly while studying at Edinburgh and died prematurely aged 32. Our
Our science online learning is creative and combines practical learning with the theoretical. The Electricity Programme is an excellent example of how we teach online. The curriculum is brought alive by our resource packs that are distributed to our children and accompany our online learning channel and what’s app learning class group. ELECTRICITY PROGRAMME The
The size of the challenge this year has been huge ... "With hard work from our dedicated team we adapted our methods, so we moved between direct education to distance education, and the challenge turned into an opportunity for our programs to spread in faraway places and for greater numbers" Fadia Shaker Director Firefly for
2016 – 2021 - Five years on….. Our five-year anniversary is a very poignant celebration: five years of re-engaging thousands of Syrian children in education but also March 2021 marked ten years of this terrible war….In five years, 2,729 pupils have attended one or more of our courses and we have trained 42 teachers Timeline
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Online education is exceptionally exciting, enabling us to increase our reach as well as explore new ways of educating, accommodating different ages and educational needs in a rapidly evolving landscape of education. Firefly for Syrians has managed quickly to mobilise our programme to ensure that we are still delivering the absolute vital education to those
In the Syrian camps we have been running workshops about hygiene - the importance of hand washing and awareness of Coronavirus alongside our daily curriculum. Syrian children have endured so much in their lives and are increasingly vulnerable in these unprecedented times. Our work is crucial supporting these communities through war, disease and the challenges
The Award The Ellie Maxwell Award was first given in 2019 to Mxogyny and Colours of Edinburgh as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of Ellie Maxwell founding Firefly International. It is sponsored by her family and friends through Edinburgh University. It aims to encourage and support an Edinburgh-based student or group of students who have helped