Our Staff in Antakya are rolling out teacher training and mentoring for our teachers inside Syria. For the last eight and a half years there have been very few further professional development opportunities for teachers inside Syria. 70% of qualified teachers have fled the country. The team in Antakya has developed an applied science curriculum,
This Video features "Ali "who has spent many winters in basic tented accommodation since fleeing his home in 2016. It shows how he is benefitting from our applied science programme. He has a space to learn and develop his creativity. The situation in the camps in Northern Idlib is increasingly hard: there is limited winter
We are two months into the CATT (children's accelerated trauma treatment) Gaza Pilot project and the mid-term report is complete and full of the successes already achieved: 20 children referred and assessed 10 children who have completed CATT treatment 30 care-givers reached through awareness sessions Challenging PTSD symptoms have been reduced and recovery assessed in 100% of the children whose
Edinburgh University kindly hosted the award ceremony for our two winners of the inaugural Ellie Maxwell Award, an award given by Ellie's family to encourage students at Edinburgh developing organisations which promote social change. Sarah Smith welcomed everyone to the University and spoke of the importance of this award in celebrating the achievements of students
An intrepid Firefly supporter, Ian Reed, has completed the Hellespont swim in Istanbul to support Firefly's work for Syrian refugees and children affected by war. Thank you very much Ian!
Firefly, IMET2000 and ACT international are running a six-month pilot in Gaza treating children suffering from PTSD. ACT International trains counsellors in accelerated trauma therapy (CATT) and the two counsellors in Gaza – Mohammed El Sharef and Haitham Mohammed have been trained by ACT and are receiving ongoing training and supervision from Dr Ghalia Al
Maria Chambers, Projects Coordinator, Antakya June 2019: We would like to thank the Hadrian wall walkers for their energy and enthusiasm raising the funds that have supported these programmes: without their hard work and generosity of their sponsors these children would not have access to these activities. The summer holiday lasts for 12 Weeks many
Last month an intrepid group of Firefly supporters walked 55 miles of Hadrian’s Wall in three days and raised an incredible £9000 to support our partners Firefly for Syrians and Svitac(Firefly in Bosnia). This enormous donation pays for the summer programmes for hundreds of children and to support our work in Bosnia and Syria/Turkey over