Our Educational Centre for Syrian Refugees

Svitac Bosnia

Our Partner in Bosnia, Svitac

Join us and help thousands of children affected by war

We support locally‐led projects in conflict and post-conflict regions that create safe, supportive and inclusive spaces for young people to learn, thrive and grow

Covid-19 Update from Firefly’s partners
 
Our partners have worked incredibly hard in the face of Covid19 and adapted their programmes so that they can continue to offer safe space and activity to young people affected by war. Our centre remains closed in Antakya but our centres in Idlib province are working under strict Covid19 guidelines. Our online learning programme has offered a lifeline to the Syrian refugee children we work with who were in total lockdown – see latest blog post from Antakya in news.

In Brčko, Bosnia, Svitac (Firefly in Bosnia) has worked with their participants online for the first time and has responded incredibly well to the Covid challenge. Face to face activity has now resumed outside the centre and they hope to offer their summer camps. Our counselling partnership project in Gaza has just celebrated its first birthday – more information on this in news Please see latest news for more information.
Firefly’s £2 Emergency COVID-19 Appeal
 
Every penny counts for Firefly at the moment and we really need your help. If everyone we know donates just £2 this would make a huge difference and will enable us to continue to support children affected by war in these very challenging times.
 
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Latest News

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 …
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 …
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 …