November 2015

Kudos to Johnson Creek 8th Graders students!

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Earlier this month, Johnson Creek 8th Graders held a Fundraiser for Daughters for Life foundation, out of their belief that everyone can make a difference! Mr. Trent Rasmussen and Ms. Lauren Zellmer, 8th grade teachers at Johnson Creek Middle School, WI, began the school year teaching about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a Historical Literacy class.  As part of the unit, they read aloud I Shall Not Hate by Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish.  [...]

Kudos to Johnson Creek 8th Graders students!2018-07-23T18:22:25-04:00

October 2015

Eman’s advice to students thinking of applying for a DFL scholarship

2018-07-23T18:19:01-04:00

Sushi and self-belief Eman Alatbash likes new challenges. Leaving her family and everything she knew in Gaza to come to Canada was a first, as was getting on a plane. She also doesn’t like numbers, which is why she’s now studying accounting for three years. “It was a challenge to myself,” says the 20-year-old, from her room at College Boreal in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. “I believe in myself and [...]

Eman’s advice to students thinking of applying for a DFL scholarship2018-07-23T18:19:01-04:00

September 2015

Daughters for Life Scholarships program 2016

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The Daughters for Life Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2016 Scholarships Program  Submission deadline: December 31, 2015 With violence escalating at unprecedented levels in the Middle East, access to quality education for girls and young women is becoming increasingly difficult. Every year, since 2009, The Daughters for Life Foundation has offered bright and talented Grade 12 students and recent graduates the opportunity to obtain full scholarships to [...]

Daughters for Life Scholarships program 20162018-07-23T18:18:12-04:00

DFL scholar Waad Hasan strated her journey at Manhattanville College

2018-07-23T18:15:54-04:00

“  I am pretty proud of myself when I say I am a DFL scholar.” For Waad Zafer Hassan, the pen really is mightier than the sword. Originally from al Khalsa, Palestine, Waad has been accepted to the Manhattanville College, English Literature Program  on a full scholarship from the Daughter’s for Life Foundation. To Waad, education is the only weapon she has in hand, and after hearing about the DFL, [...]

DFL scholar Waad Hasan strated her journey at Manhattanville College2018-07-23T18:15:54-04:00

August 2015

Wardah, who recently landed to Mannhattenville, talks about her experience with DFL scholarship

2018-07-23T18:13:42-04:00

Born in a small village known as Jib Janine in Lebanon, Wardah AlAkrah’s passion to become a doctor derives from her exposure to injured persons, particularly amputees who had lost their limbs in the war, from her father’s work with the Lebanese Welfare Association for the Handicapped. Alakrah is committed to learning about all aspects that contribute to health damage in the Middle East, specifically to its exposure to [...]

Wardah, who recently landed to Mannhattenville, talks about her experience with DFL scholarship2018-07-23T18:13:42-04:00

DFL Annual Award of Merit 2015 given to 105 outstanding female students across the Middle East

2018-07-23T18:10:24-04:00

More than 100 female students at 12 Middle Eastern universities were recognized for their outstanding achievement during last month. They received the Daughters for Life Annual Award of Merit – an award of US$500 to US$1000 which helps fund their tuition. The award acknowledges not only the academic capabilities of these third year students, who are graduating in the 2016-17 academic year, but also their courage in overcoming hardship and [...]

DFL Annual Award of Merit 2015 given to 105 outstanding female students across the Middle East2018-07-23T18:10:24-04:00

DFL bestows The annual Award of Merit on four BGU female students

2018-07-23T18:08:40-04:00

“Don’t waste time blaming others. Blaming is the best way to escape responsibility,” Dr.  Izzeldin Abuelaish In a moving ceremony, on July 27th, Daughters for Life Foundation bestowed The annual Award of Merit on four Ben-Gurion University Of the Negav female students Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, the President and Founder, was accompanied by his founding directors daughters, Dalal and Shatha as well as his other three children;  Mohammed, Rofah and Abdallah. Rector Prof. Zvi HaCohen remarked on how unusual [...]

DFL bestows The annual Award of Merit on four BGU female students2018-07-23T18:08:40-04:00

July 2015

Annual Award of Merit ceremony at University of Haifa

2018-07-23T18:07:04-04:00

On July 20th, 2015, Daughters for Life Foundation’s Board of Directors visited University of Haifa, Israel, to award six outstanding female students the Annual Award of Merit. Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, the Founder and President of the foundation, together with the Founding Directors; Dalal Abuelaish and Shatha Abuelaish and his other children, Mohamed, Rafah and Abdullah Abuelaish visited the University of Haifa where Vice Rector Prof. Perla Werner Welcomed Dr. [...]

Annual Award of Merit ceremony at University of Haifa2018-07-23T18:07:04-04:00

Rozana Jaber: “It is largely a matter of will that determines if success happens.”

2018-07-23T18:03:12-04:00

Rozana Jaber is only 18-years-old but she already has big plans for her future. “I carry within me many aspirations,” she says. “I feel that I am able to bring about a change in my society.” Jaber, of Beit Hanina in Israel, is one of four young women who will start at Florida’s New College this fall, with the help of Daughters for Life Foundation. The scholarship program provides [...]

Rozana Jaber: “It is largely a matter of will that determines if success happens.”2018-07-23T18:03:12-04:00

Annual Award of Merit ceremony at Islamic University of Gaza

2018-07-23T17:59:34-04:00

Daughters for Life Foundation’s Board of Directors visited The Islamic University of Gaza to award twenty two outstanding female students the Annual Awards of Merit. Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, the Founder and President of the foundation, together with the Founding Directors; Dalal Abuelaish and Shatha Abuelaish headed to IUG on July 4th where they had a tour at IUG campus accompanied by Dr. Yahya Al Sarraj, The Vice President for External affairs [...]

Annual Award of Merit ceremony at Islamic University of Gaza2018-07-23T17:59:34-04:00

June 2015

Mayar Tharowat named one of only two DFL 2015 Scholars, earning scholarship at Wilfrid Laurier University

2018-07-23T17:56:26-04:00

The 18 years Egyptian Mayar, who finally got her dream opportunity, has been admitted to Wilfrid Laurier University’s Physics Program for 2015/2016. Mayar is one of the two scholars won the Wilfrid Laurier scholarship. In addition to the scholarship, Wilfrid Laurier has offered her a 5000 CAD additional bonus for her outstanding grades. After completing her Physics studies, Mayar, plans to specialize in Astrophysics, which will enable her to help future generations [...]

Mayar Tharowat named one of only two DFL 2015 Scholars, earning scholarship at Wilfrid Laurier University2018-07-23T17:56:26-04:00

Simona Rahi: “There is a power in women that only education can reveal.”

2018-07-23T17:53:31-04:00

“I come from a place where opportunities are not waiting for me outside the door; therefore, I have learned to go find them.” When Simona Rahi decided to pursue higher education, she knew she would have to rely on a scholarship. As she sought out an opportunity, she came across one that stood out. “Daughters for Life scholars not only pursue a degree in their chosen major, but also [...]

Simona Rahi: “There is a power in women that only education can reveal.”2018-07-23T17:53:31-04:00

Hiba El Miari – a woman who embraces challenge

2018-07-23T17:46:52-04:00

If you’re going to have a chat with Palestinian student Hiba Adel El Miari, then it might be handy to keep Wikipedia close by. Writers and poets’ names, particularly Arabian or generally Islamic, fall like confetti amid suitable quotes to augment her discussion.  She has a passion for writing and languages; oh she likes painting, plus sciences and literature.  Hiba, of Saida, in Lebanon, is a renaissance woman. I [...]

Hiba El Miari – a woman who embraces challenge2018-07-23T17:46:52-04:00

May 2015

Daughters for Life Foundation Scholarships Winners 2015

2018-07-23T17:43:01-04:00

GIFT OF LEARNING FOR TEN NEW STUDENTS Ten young women students from across the Middle East have been selected by the Toronto-based Daughters for Life Foundation to further their tertiary studies in the United States and Canada. Those chosen were asked to show how they had contributed to improving the lives of other young women and girls in their respective countries and have all achieved success despite having to [...]

Daughters for Life Foundation Scholarships Winners 20152018-07-23T17:43:01-04:00

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

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

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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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