Forty Nine female students were awarded the Daughters for Life Annual Awards

Unique Awards Program Empower Women in Israel and the West Bank

With the presence of the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne; Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish, the President and Founder of Daughters for Life Foundation has awarded  49 bursaries to young women pursuing their postgraduate studies in the West Bank and Israel with a total of $41,500.00 USD.

Premier Wynne spoke at a Daughters for Life event in Ramallah, where 21 Palestinian women from the West Bank, who study at Bethlehem UniversityHebron University, and Modern University College in Ramallah, were presented the awards. At a separate event in Jerusalem, another 28 Israeli Arab and Jewish women were awarded equivalent awards who study at Ben-Gurion University of the NegevUniversity of Haifa and Achva Academic College.

In the West Bank, the Daughters for Life Foundation signed agreements with both York and McMaster universities, which will give 2 young women the opportunity to study in Ontario, Canada through  a full scholarship for four years for the 2017/2018 academic year.

During the ceremonies, Dr Abuelaish has announced the fellowship Program, the foundation will be providing:

The Daughters for Life Foundation believes that empowering girls and young women through education will help to bring lasting peace to the Middle East. Our programs are offered to young women of any Middle Eastern nationality or background, regardless of ethnicity or  religious affiliation. Recipients of these programs are chosen for their academic achievements, as well as their commitment to improving the lives of girls and young women in the Middle East.

Helping more people access postsecondary education is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.