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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. Fred Kniss, the provost at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), [...]

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 of the unit, they read aloud I Shall Not [...]

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 her room at College Boreal in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. [...]

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 talented Grade 12 students and recent graduates the opportunity [...]

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 is the only weapon she has in hand, and [...]

Wardah, who recently landed to Mannhattenville, talks about her experience with DFL scholarship

Born in a small village known as Jib Janine in Lebanon, Wardah AlAkrah’s passion to become a doctor derives from her exposure to injured persons, particularly amputees who had lost their limbs in the war, from her father’s work with the Lebanese Welfare Association for the Handicapped. Alakrah is committed to learning about all aspects that contribute to health damage in the Middle East, [...]

DFL Annual Award of Merit 2015 given to 105 outstanding female students across the Middle East

More than 100 female students at 12 Middle Eastern universities were recognized for their outstanding achievement during last month. They received the Daughters for Life Annual Award of Merit – an award of US$500 to US$1000 which helps fund their tuition. The award acknowledges not only the academic capabilities of these third year students, who are graduating in the 2016-17 academic year, but also their [...]

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 other three children;  Mohammed, Rofah and Abdallah. Rector Prof. Zvi [...]

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 Abuelaish visited the University of Haifa where Vice Rector [...]

Rozana Jaber: “It is largely a matter of will that determines if success happens.”

Rozana Jaber is only 18-years-old but she already has big plans for her future. “I carry within me many aspirations,” she says. “I feel that I am able to bring about a change in my society.” Jaber, of Beit Hanina in Israel, is one of four young women who will start at Florida’s New College this fall, with the help of Daughters for Life [...]

Annual Award of Merit ceremony at Islamic University of Gaza

Daughters for Life Foundation’s Board of Directors visited The Islamic University of Gaza to award twenty two outstanding female students the Annual Awards of Merit. Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, the Founder and President of the foundation, together with the Founding Directors; Dalal Abuelaish and Shatha Abuelaish headed to IUG on July 4th where they had a tour at IUG campus accompanied by Dr. Yahya Al Sarraj, The [...]

Mayar Tharowat named one of only two DFL 2015 Scholars, earning scholarship at Wilfrid Laurier University

The 18 years Egyptian Mayar, who finally got her dream opportunity, has been admitted to Wilfrid Laurier University’s Physics Program for 2015/2016. Mayar is one of the two scholars won the Wilfrid Laurier scholarship. In addition to the scholarship, Wilfrid Laurier has offered her a 5000 CAD additional bonus for her outstanding grades. After completing her Physics studies, Mayar, plans to specialize in Astrophysics, which will enable [...]

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