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.
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.