Charles Philips, Firefly International Trustee’s visit to Firefly for Syrians in Antakya

Last week one of our trustees, Charles Phillips, visited our Firefly for Syrians centre close to the Turkish-Syrian border. Check out his post below describing his experience. Please get in touch with us if you'd like to know more about our work with Syrian refugees and how you can get involved! I was lucky enough to

Firefly for Syrians – Our Outreach Work inside Syria – November 2017 update

Over the last four months, local refugee staff at our centre in Antakya have been looking for ways to outreach other teachers inside Syria. We are now thrilled to announce the success of their wonderful initiative.   Our local refugee staff have designed a teacher online training programme and a fifty-two page curriculum manual, which include

Summer Programme for our girls

We identified a need to focus on offering opportunities for teenage girls to get back into a learning environment. To attract teenage girls to our educational centre, we designed a programme that would give them an opportunity to engage with an entrepreneurial activity and further education at the same time.   The programme focused on

Firefly for Syrians: visit to our Centre in Antakya, Turkey – September-October 2016

Maria (our project coordinator) organised a second visit to the centre in September-October 2016. From an online meeting during her visit, she could not wait to share with us her positive feedback: “It is wonderful to be back here and see the progress that the children have made here during the last three months… I

Syrian Refugee Education Project

Firefly is happy to announce that with a pair of generous donations we have been able to invest in establishing a Syrian refugee youth education centre in Antakya, Turkey, uniquely designed by the refugees themselves. Their focus is on reintegrating children forced to work back into school through fun after-work activities.   “Prior to the

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