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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 [...]

Hiba El Miari – a woman who embraces challenge

If you’re going to have a chat with Palestinian student Hiba Adel El Miari, then it might be handy to keep Wikipedia close by. Writers and poets’ names, particularly Arabian or generally Islamic, fall like confetti amid suitable quotes to augment her discussion.  She has a passion for writing and languages; oh she likes painting, plus sciences and literature.  Hiba, of Saida, in Lebanon, [...]

Daughters for Life Foundation Scholarships Winners 2015

GIFT OF LEARNING FOR TEN NEW STUDENTS Ten young women students from across the Middle East have been selected by the Toronto-based Daughters for Life Foundation to further their tertiary studies in the United States and Canada. Those chosen were asked to show how they had contributed to improving the lives of other young women and girls in their respective countries and have all [...]

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish receives an Honorary Doctorate in Law from New College of Florida

As part of his visit to New College of Florida on May 22nd,  Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish spoke at The 49th Commencement of New College of Florida ceremony, where he received an Honorary Doctorate in Law. Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish's speech as Keynote Speaker at The 49th Commencement of New College of Florida President O’Shea, Mr. Monda, honored guests, faculty and staff, ladies and gentlemen. It’s my great honor and pleasure [...]

Have you met DFL scholar, Racha Masara, the Orientation Leader at New College of Florida?

For more than a dozen young women from the Middle East, Daughters for Life has provided much more than scholarship money. Now wrapping up her first year of studies at New College in Florida, Racha Masara credits the foundation with providing her an opportunity to achieve her career goals, and easing her transition to studying abroad. “I left literally everything I know to come here,” [...]

Daughters for Life Foundation celebrate its first scholar graduation!

On September 2nd, 2014 Yosra Albakkar from Jordan successfully defended her thesis in her Masters of Arts in Sustainability Studies at Trent University in Peterborough. By achieving this outstanding accomplishment, Yosra officially became the first student enrolled in the foundation’s scholarships program to graduate. It all started back in 2011 when Yosra submitted her application to access higher education studies in North America. After [...]

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