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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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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Launching the Ellie Maxwell Award

To mark the 20thanniversary of Firefly International Ellie’s family and friends are sponsoring the Ellie Maxwell Award through the University of Edinburgh.  The Award The Ellie Maxwell Award aims to encourage and support an Edinburgh-based student or group of students who have helped promote social change and inclusivity with their project. Ellie Maxwell’s work started...

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World Life Experience at Svitac!

Our partner in Bosnia, Svitac hosted a group of participants from the World Life Experience project between April 9-19th. World Life Experience takes 11 people around the world for 1 year: travelling, discovering, interacting and working with local people and organisations. We are very grateful to the World Life Experience team...

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