We are excited to announce our new initiative to provide 18 full-time scholarships to up to 15 Syrian and 3 Moroccan young women, to learn English with our ESL program partners such as the International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) and prepare for higher education in one of our partnered academic institutions.

Starting February 2017, the first girls who will come to Canada on a student permit, will begin their ESL program at ILAC for a period of 9 months, with all tuition fees and accommodation expenses covered by the scholarship. Part of their studies will be completing the University Pathway program, which prepares international students for Canada’s challenging higher education standards.

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After finishing the ESL preparation, students will begin their full-time studies as part of the scholarship. “The goal of our foundation, along with ILAC, is to transcend borders,” said Dr. Abuelaish. “I believe we will represent the global values of Canada with this initiative.” “With education, these women can make dreams a reality, and change both their worlds and ours.” said Jonathan Kolber, ILAC’s Co-President.