The Daughters for Life Foundation was named PIEoneer of the Year at the 2018 PIEoneer Awards on September 7th in London, UK. The event is held annually by The PIE, an organization with a focus on professionals in international education. The awards ceremony brought together winners from ten regions to celebrate the achievements and innovations of a diverse selection of individuals and organizations in the field of international education.

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, founder of Daughters for Life, collected the PIEoneer of the Year Award on behalf of the Foundation. DFL was honoured to be chosen among a distinguished shortlist that included Americans for Cultural Exchange, Education Malaysia Global Services, Global Glimpse, and NOKUT (Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education).

“DFL walks the talk and spreads a human and hopeful cause. DFL [is] always moving forward and will keep committed to its human message.” – Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish

Daughters for Life was recognized with the “crowning achievement” of the night for its work in increasing access to education and the measurable impact it has had on the lives of many young women. Since the organization’s establishment in 2010, DFL has helped almost 400 women across the Middle-East achieve their educational dreams. In 2018, DFL saw 11 of its scholars graduate from post-secondary institutions in various countries. Year by year and scholar by scholar, DFL will continue its vision of creating genuine, positive change in the world through the education of the new, young leaders of tomorrow.