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May 2015

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish receives an Honorary Doctorate in Law from New College of Florida

2018-07-23T17:40:47-04:00

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   https://youtu.be/jl5uWcV4Dmw President O’Shea, Mr. Monda, honored guests, faculty and staff, ladies and gentlemen. It’s my great honor and pleasure to be the first Arab [...]

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish receives an Honorary Doctorate in Law from New College of Florida2018-07-23T17:40:47-04:00

Have you met DFL scholar, Racha Masara, the Orientation Leader at New College of Florida?

2018-07-23T17:28:37-04:00

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,” says Racha. “Moving to a [...]

Have you met DFL scholar, Racha Masara, the Orientation Leader at New College of Florida?2018-07-23T17:28:37-04:00

September 2014

Daughters for Life Foundation celebrate its first scholar graduation!

2018-07-23T17:26:27-04:00

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 successfully completing all the skills [...]

Daughters for Life Foundation celebrate its first scholar graduation!2018-07-23T17:26:27-04:00

August 2014

Five Scholars start their journey at New College of Florida

2018-07-23T17:17:54-04:00

 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 requirements of other New College [...]

Five Scholars start their journey at New College of Florida2018-07-23T17:17:54-04:00

June 2014

Daughters For Life Honours Three Remarkable Women

2018-07-22T21:04:14-04:00

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 who have made a difference [...]

Daughters For Life Honours Three Remarkable Women2018-07-22T21:04:14-04:00

August 2013

2013 DFL Award Winners!

2018-07-23T20:22:30-04:00

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 across the Middle East, irrespective [...]

2013 DFL Award Winners!2018-07-23T20:22:30-04:00

July 2013

Asian University for Women

2018-07-23T17:09:28-04:00

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 leadership development, economic progress, and [...]

Asian University for Women2018-07-23T17:09:28-04:00

June 2013

RBC Top 25 Immigrants Award Winner

2018-07-23T20:20:04-04:00

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 were received in just two [...]

RBC Top 25 Immigrants Award Winner2018-07-23T20:20:04-04:00

Global Scholarship Agreement

2018-07-23T20:20:13-04:00

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. Consistently ranked among the top [...]

Global Scholarship Agreement2018-07-23T20:20:13-04:00

An Evening to Remember!

2018-07-23T20:15:51-04:00

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 the Middle East on full [...]

An Evening to Remember!2018-07-23T20:15:51-04:00

Fundraising Dinner a Success!

2018-07-23T20:14:34-04:00

Hong Kong Fundraising Dinner a Success! A Hong Kong Gala held to raise funds on behalf of the Daughters for Life Foundation was held on May 15, 2013, at the Aberdeen Marina Club. The high-profile dinner was a huge success in supporting the vision and work of the Foundation, which is breaking new ground in its mandate and scholarship programs that provide girls, struggling with conflict and hardship in [...]

Fundraising Dinner a Success!2018-07-23T20:14:34-04:00

April 2013

First Annual Gala 2012

2018-07-23T20:13:04-04:00

The Daughters For Life First Annual Gala a great success! The magical, memorable Daughters For Life First Annual Gala was an overwhelming success– both in raising funds for the Foundation’s important educational work and raising its profile in the community. Over 10 stellar musicians, film makers, poets and song writers volunteered their time and talents and skills to the programme. Carol Off, the acclaimed co-host of CBC’s As It [...]

First Annual Gala 20122018-07-23T20:13:04-04:00

Lebanon Awards

2018-07-22T21:19:44-04:00

Photo Caption: DFL award receipients, Batoul Othman, Alaa Issawi, Hiba Maoued and Laila Maraqa, with Her Excellency Ambassador Mrs. Hilary Childs-Adams, Ambassador of Canada to Lebanon, and LAU President Dr. Jabra. Her Excellency Ambassador Mrs. Hilary Childs-Adams, Ambassador of Canada to Lebanon, and LAU President Dr. Jabra, attended the ceremony. In her speech, Ambassador Childs-Adams congratulated the award recipients saying “You are proof that hard work, dedication and determination can [...]

Lebanon Awards2018-07-22T21:19:44-04:00

March 2013

Daughters for Life Scholarship at Humber College

2018-07-23T20:05:52-04:00

 Announcing the Daughters for Life Foundation Scholarship Program in collaboration with Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto.The Daughters for Life Foundation Scholarship Program, in collaboration with Humber College, will provide one full scholarship which includes tuition, accommodation and food for a female student from the Middle East to pursue postsecondary studies at the diploma or degree level.Applications will be considered based on financial need, academic achievement, satisfactory [...]

Daughters for Life Scholarship at Humber College2018-07-23T20:05:52-04:00

February 2013

Dr. Abuelaish Appointed to the Order of Ontario

2018-07-23T17:00:26-04:00

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Founder and President of the Daughters for Life Foundation, was appointed to the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest honour which recognizes extraordinary residents who have made a lasting contribution to the province, the country and the world. The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, invested Dr. Abuelaish with the Order of Ontario medal at a special ceremony on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at [...]

Dr. Abuelaish Appointed to the Order of Ontario2018-07-23T17:00:26-04:00

May 2012

Tufts Delegation

2018-07-22T21:20:01-04:00

The Daughters for Life Delegates Return to Gaza after successful participation in the 2013 EPIIC symposium at Tufts University in the United States. Four women delegates returned to Gaza after successfully participating in The Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium on Global Health. The event was held at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, from February 19-25, 2013. The delegation was made up of Asmaa Abumuamar, Saja Abu Sultan, Majd AlWahaidi [...]

Tufts Delegation2018-07-22T21:20:01-04:00
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