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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 [...]

Five Scholars start their journey at New College of Florida

 Five new Scholars arrived at The New College of Florida last August 2014. This was certainly an exciting day for our first five students to start a four years University degree filled with challenges and hard work for these upcoming Middle Eastern female leaders of the future.But prior to engaging in this new adventure, they had to successfully pass  the foundation's screening tests and  meet all academic [...]

Daughters For Life Honours Three Remarkable Women

The magical, memorable Daughters For Life Third Annual Gala was an overwhelming success– both in raising funds for the Foundation’s important educational work and raising its profile in the community. On Wednesday, May 28, 1014, night the annual Daughters for Life Gala took place at The Carlu in Toronto, featuring live entertainment, an auction and celebrating the first young scholars and honouring three remarkable women [...]

2013 DFL Award Winners!

Announcing the 2013 DFL Award Winners! In memory of Bessan, Mayar and Aya, the three daughters of Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, President of the Foundation, who were killed on January 16, 2009, when an Israeli tank shelled their home, the Daughters for Life (DFL) announced the winners of the 2013 DFL awards. The awards are given to support and celebrate the educational achievements of young women [...]

Asian University for Women

Daughters for Life Signs a Scholarship Agreement with Asian University for Women The Daughters for Life Foundation has signed an agreement with the Asian University for Women (AUW) to provide full scholarships at the undergraduate level to disadvantaged young women from the Middle East. The Asian University for Women (AUW) is based on the firm belief that education—especially higher education—provides a critical pathway to [...]

RBC Top 25 Immigrants Award Winner

Dr. Abuelaish Selected as one of the 2013 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award Winners! Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Founder and President of the Daughters for Life Foundation, was selected as one of RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants for 2013. This is a peoples’ choice award that recognizes people who have come to Canada and have made a positive difference living here. Over 600 nominations [...]

Global Scholarship Agreement

Daughters for Life Signs Global Scholarship Agreement with New College of Florida. The Daughters for Life Foundation has signed an agreement with New College of Florida to provide full college scholarships to disadvantaged women from the Middle East. New College of Florida is a national leader in the arts and sciences and is the State of Florida's designated honors college for the liberal arts. [...]

An Evening to Remember!

Second Annual Daughters for Life Gala an Evening to Remember! The Daughters For Life Second Annual Gala was an overwhelming success – both in raising funds for the Foundation’s important educational work and consolidating its standing in the community. It was also a stunning evening of celebrating women “firsts”. Yosra Albakkar and Hadeel Baraka, the first two young women to arrive in Canada from [...]

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