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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Antakya Update from Maria Chambers

Our Antakya centre ran a 10-month maths programme for Adolescent Syrian Refugees. They attended intensive workshops on Saturdays and Sundays throughout this period. These pupils attend Turkish schools and all their education has been in Turkish since they arrived here from Syria. Many have missed years of education due to...

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February Antakya Trip

Diana McMicking and Maria Chambers visited the Firefly for Syrians centre in Antakya in February. The team there are working very hard to boost learning opportunities for Syrian refugees using a creative approach to maths and science activities. They have been very successful and the numbers of children using the...

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