Firefly International

Firefly International Big Give Christmas Appeal

Firefly International enables local partners to provide safe space and opportunities for children affected by conflict in Syria, Turkey and Bosnia. This campaign is for Firefly for Syrians to provide 3 months of Science, Maths and Arabic lessons to 2000 refugee children on the Syrian/Turkish border.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in Scotland (SC028744)

Campaign target

£15,000

Amount raised

£17,025

Donations

47

Championed by Human Rights Fund

  • Firefly is doing tremendous work for children affected by conflict they didn't cause. Children who need safe places and the chance to continue with their education. (See his film on our website)

    — Jeremy Irons, actor and Firefly supporter

  • We have developed a strong team here and our work is progressive and exciting. Our job now is to train and share these skills with our colleagues inside Syria. For this reason, our online teacher training programme is so important.

    — Head of curriculum development Firefly for Syrians, Ustaz T

  • I make things with my hands: by making models it helps me understand the maths and the way things work. It makes me more interested when Ustaz teaches us the theory.

    — Syrian Child participant

Situation

Firefly for Syrians works with children aged between 5-18 who have been forced to flee the Syrian Civil War to Turkey. Despite the substantial humanitarian commitment that the international community made during the crisis, there is still a lack of frameworks and projects for the Syrian community to provide essential educational opportunities and psycho-social support for their displaced children. Many children have missed years of schooling and we provide the opportunity to close this gap.

Solution

This funding will support the delivery of three months January to March 2020 of our programme for a new intake of 2000 young refugees whose access to vital support services has been negatively impacted by displacement and war. Learning provision directed towards core areas (Applied Science, Arabic language and Mathematics) will help children to develop confidence, knowledge and skills to reduce the likelihood of marginalisation and/or exclusion.