Covid 19 and online learning Firefly for Syrians

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...

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Updates from Syria, Gaza and Bosnia

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...

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Gaza Child Mental Health Project

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...

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Ellie Maxwell Award Ceremony

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...

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PTSD counselling in Gaza – supported by Firefly International, IMET2000 and ACT International

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...

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Hadrian’s Wall Challenge 2019

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...

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Ellie Maxwell Award Winners!

We are delighted to announce that we have TWO winners of the first Ellie Maxwell Award Pauline Libsovar and Maisie Palmer.  Pauline represents Colours Edinburgh who have created a platform Scotland’s newcomers seeking refuge to share their stories through immersive art, research, and digital media.  Maisie co-founded mxogyny a platform which hopes to connect stories from...

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