DFLGala2016… Peace and Empowerment through Education

  Peace and empowerment through education The Daughters for Life Foundation 4th Gala Dinner, 2016   Come and join us Wednesday, May 25, at the Carlu in Toronto for a truly inspiring evening. The Daughters for Life Foundation will be honouring Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace prize winner, with the Courage and Inspiration Luminary Award, for…


Our new partner, Eastern Mennonite University

Eastern Mennonite University in the United States is the latest academic institution to kindly offer opportunities for two young women students from the Middle East to study abroad for an undergraduate degree. Daughters for Life (DFL) founder Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish signed a memorandum of understanding with the university’s president Dr. Loren Swartzendruber in early October….

Johnson Creek 8th Graders - Daughters for Life Fundraiser

Kudos to Johnson Creek 8th Graders students!

Earlier this month, Johnson Creek 8th Graders held a Fundraiser for Daughters for Life foundation, out of their belief that everyone can make a difference! Mr. Trent Rasmussen and Ms. Lauren Zellmer, 8th grade teachers at Johnson Creek Middle School, WI, began the school year teaching about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a Historical Literacy class.  As part…


Eman’s advice to students thinking of applying for a DFL scholarship

Sushi and self-belief Eman Alatbash likes new challenges. Leaving her family and everything she knew in Gaza to come to Canada was a first, as was getting on a plane. She also doesn’t like numbers, which is why she’s now studying accounting for three years. “It was a challenge to myself,” says the 20-year-old, from…

Scholarship 2016 SM poster

Daughters for Life Scholarships program 2016

The Daughters for Life Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2016 Scholarships Program  Submission deadline: December 31, 2015 With violence escalating at unprecedented levels in the Middle East, access to quality education for girls and young women is becoming increasingly difficult. Every year, since 2009, The Daughters for Life Foundation has offered bright and…


DFL scholar Waad Hasan strated her journey at Manhattanville College

“  I am pretty proud of myself when I say I am a DFL scholar.” For Waad Zafer Hassan, the pen really is mightier than the sword. Originally from al Khalsa, Palestine, Waad has been accepted to the Manhattanville College, English Literature Program  on a full scholarship from the Daughter’s for Life Foundation. To Waad, education…

The Award Recipients with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish and BGU Staff at the ceremony

DFL bestows The annual Award of Merit on four BGU female students

“Don’t waste time blaming others. Blaming is the best way to escape responsibility,” Dr.  Izzeldin Abuelaish In a moving ceremony, on July 27th, Daughters for Life Foundation bestowed The annual Award of Merit on four Ben-Gurion University Of the Negav female students Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, the President and Founder, was accompanied by his founding directors daughters, Dalal and Shatha as well as his…

UOH Ceremony

Annual Award of Merit ceremony at University of Haifa

On July 20th, 2015, Daughters for Life Foundation’s Board of Directors visited University of Haifa, Israel, to award six outstanding female students the Annual Award of Merit. Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, the Founder and President of the foundation, together with the Founding Directors; Dalal Abuelaish and Shatha Abuelaish and his other children, Mohamed, Rafah and Abdullah…