Children

Special Christmas Offer

For a donation of £10 or more we would like to offer a very special one off gift of a signed copy of The Listening Stone, written by Donna Jennings and illustrated by Gillian Gamble. This is a special book about a little girl with no name. She goes on a perilous journey to find out who she is and where she belongs. This book would make a wonderful Christmas gift and you will be helping the little Syrian refugee...

Great Scot “Unsung Hero” Award 2017

Closer to home, we are delighted that FLOC and the important work we are doing is being more widely recognised. On her return from Lebanon, Donna received an “Unsung Hero” award from the Sunday Mail Great Scot Awards. The awards will be shown on STV. Also, our local government has put in a motion in parliament recognising the work FLOC is doing in the Middle East. We hope to build on this publicity to raise awareness and more funding, so...

Sam’s House Programme

Donna, our founder/director, has been busy writing a full year program to go with the Sam’s House – Little Friendly Space. The visit in October included a four day training for the workers, including early development and child protection training. The programme is therapeutic in essence, to help the children explore and process their trauma in a safe way. The programme includes drama, movement, games, stories, play, and nursery rhymes and music written specifically for this programme. The Syrian women seen here...

Bringing healing, hope and freedom

You may remember from the last annual report that STAAG, the St Andrews University student charity that organised St Andrews to Mongolia 2012, nominated FLOC as its charity for the year. The STAAG Team of University students did a rigorous canoe trip and raised more than £1000, which was made available to us this year. This allowed our first trip to Lebanon in April 2016 to help Syrian refugee children; more about that later in this issue…. This has been a...

Trip to Lebanon – April 2016

The aim of this trip was to network in Lebanon, identify the greatest needs of the refugee children and to see how FLOC might be able to help. Although it was a reconnaissance trip myself and the two wonderful volunteers Eileen Pickering (primary school teacher) and Lois Pickering her daughter (the photographer) were able to roll up our sleeves and get stuck in. We visited the Kings Kids Educational Centre for the first 4 days of our trip, which is connected...

Welcome and Introducing our New Trustees

The aim of this trip was to network in Lebanon, identify the greatest needs of the refugee children and to see how FLOC might be able to help. Although it was a reconnaissance trip myself and the two wonderful volunteers Eileen Pickering (primary school teacher) and Lois Pickering her daughter (the photographer) were able to roll up our sleeves and get stuck in.  Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and...

The Bekkaa Valley

On The Last few days of our trip we visited the Refugee camps in the Bekkaa Valley on the Syrian Border. This was an overwhelming experience as the people living there have had to flee for their lives, having experienced so much trauma and loss, to a place where they are now living in such poverty. They have uncertain futures and yet made us feel so welcome and extended such hospitality. We visited one camp established by an organisation called...