2020’s Ellie Maxwell Award is now live!

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...

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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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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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Svitac’s 2017 FutureShorts Film Festivals and Summer Camps

Ethnic and political divisions in Bosnia are far from being resolved. But, with our help, new generations can achieve the unachievable. Thanks to its multi-ethnic youth arts and education projects, our partner Svitac plays a crucial role in promoting community cohesion and defeating conflict narratives in the ethnically diverse city of Brčko...

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