July 2021

Two New Scholars, Two Inspiring Stories, A Bigger DFL Family

2021-07-08T20:14:06-04:00

We are delighted to announce that two wonderful scholars will be joining Daughters for Life Foundation in Fall 2021 who will be studying through the new partnership with the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. This partnership was established through the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University. Please meet Farah Qadi and Ni’mati Dmeiry! Both scholars will be studying at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the fall. Farah’s Story: Finding [...]

Two New Scholars, Two Inspiring Stories, A Bigger DFL Family2021-07-08T20:14:06-04:00

April 2021

Towards a Better Health System: Daughters for Life Welcomes a New Fellow!

2021-04-20T09:41:52-04:00

Daughters for Life Welcomes a New Fellow As we all try to cope with the current pandemic’s struggles, we are proud to see another wonderful young woman join the Daughters for Life family. We are delighted to welcome Dr. Saja Anabusi, our new fellow, who will be training at the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine and Mount Sinai Hospital’s maternal-fetal medicine unit. Saja is an Obstetrics [...]

Towards a Better Health System: Daughters for Life Welcomes a New Fellow!2021-04-20T09:41:52-04:00

Congratulations to Dr. Zaaroura! DFL First Medical Fellow

2021-04-09T15:53:02-04:00

Dr. Hiba Zaaroura, DFL First Medical Fellow Daughters for Life are proud to announce that Dr. Hiba Zaaroura is the Daughters for Life first fellow ever to have completed the Medical Fellowship with the Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. We are so eager to share this accomplishment with our community! Born in Jerusalem, Dr. Zaaroura was raised in the small village of Reineh in Israel. She was exposed to [...]

Congratulations to Dr. Zaaroura! DFL First Medical Fellow2021-04-09T15:53:02-04:00

September 2020

Welcome Dania: The Newest DFL Scholar

2020-09-01T15:51:06-04:00

Dania: Aspiring Future Engineer Working for Sustainable World Daughter’s for Life foundation is proud to introduce another brilliant scholar joining the family. Dania Mahadin, from Jordan, was recently accepted to York University to pursue an engineering program. Even though Dania understands the challenge of pursuing such a challenging major, she believes that engineering encompasses a whole range of systems that benefit humankind. She looks upon this opportunity [...]

Welcome Dania: The Newest DFL Scholar2020-09-01T15:51:06-04:00

April 2020

Celebrating 10 years of creating better futures!

2020-06-26T13:55:40-04:00

A Note of Thanks: Ten years of the Daughters for Life Foundation 2020 marks a decade since the Daughters for Life Foundation (DFL) was established to support the higher education of women and girls from the Middle East. In these past ten years, over 400 young women at the undergraduate and graduate level have benefitted from DFL’s many programs that offer educational scholarships, financial awards, and fellowships. [...]

Celebrating 10 years of creating better futures!2020-06-26T13:55:40-04:00

February 2020

The Pledge of Peace Renewed at the 7th Annual Daughters for Life Gala

2020-04-24T20:36:38-04:00

The Pledge of Peace Renewed at the 7th Annual Daughters for Life Gala Since the inception of Daughters for Life Foundation (DFL) in 2010, we’ve helped over 400 young women reach their academic potential by providing them scholarships to study at renowned universities and colleges, and granting them financial awards and fellowships to pursue higher education. All daughters in the Middle East, regardless of their faith, nationality, [...]

The Pledge of Peace Renewed at the 7th Annual Daughters for Life Gala2020-04-24T20:36:38-04:00

September 2019

Four Full Scholarships have been Awarded to Accomplished Young Women

2020-04-24T20:40:36-04:00

With the help of our partnerships with universities in Canada and the United States, we are able to provide scholarships to young women in the Middle East who want a better future for themselves and their community. 439 applications were received; 272 for undergraduates and 167 for graduates and we were able to pick four amazing women who met all the criteria for the 2019/2020 scholarship. We had applicants [...]

Four Full Scholarships have been Awarded to Accomplished Young Women2020-04-24T20:40:36-04:00

August 2019

2019 Tickets and Tables Now Available for Daughters for Life Foundation 7th Annual Gala

2019-08-16T16:08:52-04:00

The Daughter’s for Life (DFL) Foundation would like to announce that tickets and tables are now on sale for our annual gala that will commence at 6:00 on October 18, 2019, at the historical Carlu venue located in downtown Toronto. Join us to celebrate our brilliant scholars and recognize the work of extraordinary individuals who have created a lasting impact in the international community. To mark this year’s gala, [...]

2019 Tickets and Tables Now Available for Daughters for Life Foundation 7th Annual Gala2019-08-16T16:08:52-04:00

November 2018

2018 Daughters for Life Gala Dinner Promotes the Message of Peace through Women’s Education

2019-08-16T15:31:14-04:00

It was that time of the year when Canada comes together to celebrate the courage and indefatigable spirit of the daughters of Middle East. Educational charity Daughters for Life Foundation hosted its 6th annual gala dinner on October 30, 2018, to honour the achievements of all the young women whose lives have found new meaning with the gift of education. At the elegant Carlu in downtown [...]

2018 Daughters for Life Gala Dinner Promotes the Message of Peace through Women’s Education2019-08-16T15:31:14-04:00

September 2018

Daughters For Life Wins PIEoneer of the Year Award!

2018-09-11T13:40:55-04:00

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 [...]

Daughters For Life Wins PIEoneer of the Year Award!2018-09-11T13:40:55-04:00

August 2018

The Daughters For Life Foundation Gala 2018

2018-08-14T11:14:35-04:00

Daughters for Life to Honour Christiane Amanpour, Vera Banoun, Michael Dan at its 6th Annual Gala Dinner Early bird tables available, all proceeds go towards women’s education The Daughters for Life Foundation (DFL) will honour Christiane Amanpour, Vera Banoun, and Michael Dan at its 6th Annual Gala Dinner on October 30, 2018 at the [...]

The Daughters For Life Foundation Gala 20182018-08-14T11:14:35-04:00

From Business Suits to Lab Coats: Record Number of Daughters for Life Scholars to Graduate in 2018 to Pursue their Dream Profession

2018-08-12T20:44:56-04:00

2018 is a defining year for the Daughters for Life Foundation (DFL). Eleven young women from our scholarship program will graduate this year from across the world’s greatest universities. These brilliant young women came from countries like Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Syria and Iraq. And they won our hearts and our prestigious scholarship because of their sheer intellect and their resolve to do better for their communities We are proud to [...]

From Business Suits to Lab Coats: Record Number of Daughters for Life Scholars to Graduate in 2018 to Pursue their Dream Profession2018-08-12T20:44:56-04:00

The Daughters For Life Foundation Welcomes Six New Scholars

2018-10-10T13:23:00-04:00

The Daughters for Life Foundation is proud to introduce the five inspiring and accomplished women that have been chosen as the recipients of our 2018 scholarships: Passant Metwally, Sara Saad, Esraa Naguib, Sahar Al Ahmad, Yousra Benradi and Maha Mehanna. Each of these scholars from across the Middle East has been awarded full scholarships by Daughters for Life to assist them in their pursuit of higher education in universities [...]

The Daughters For Life Foundation Welcomes Six New Scholars2018-10-10T13:23:00-04:00

June 2017

Daughters for Life Gala Dinner 2017 Announced for November 17th!

2018-07-23T18:53:26-04:00

The Daughters for Life Foundation (DFL) is thrilled to announce its 5th Gala Dinner on November 17th. The Daughters for Life Gala Dinner 2017 is dedicated to celebrating and honouring;  it is a time for the international community to come together to celebrate our Scholars and to recognize the work of selected women who have created long-lasting impacts in the global community in their field. The Daughters for Life Foundation helps [...]

Daughters for Life Gala Dinner 2017 Announced for November 17th!2018-07-23T18:53:26-04:00

March 2017

Two Young Women With Dreams of Becoming Engineers Receive DFL Scholarship

2018-07-23T18:52:09-04:00

The Daughters for Life Foundation continues to enable young women from conflict-torn nations in the Middle East to complete their education here in Canada under its scholarship program. The foundation’s newest female scholars to arrive in Toronto are Sahar Al Ahmad, from Syria, and Safaa Zaoui, from Morocco. Their arrival takes place one month after we welcomed 5 scholars from Syria and a few weeks after we welcomed our first Moroccan [...]

Two Young Women With Dreams of Becoming Engineers Receive DFL Scholarship2018-07-23T18:52:09-04:00

5 Syrian Girls on Scholarship to Canada Bring Message of Peace

2018-07-23T18:48:41-04:00

 Welcome to Canada! On a cold and freezing night, the International Arrivals Terminal of Toronto Pearson Airport felt particularly warm and joyous. It was after all that long awaited moment when five Syrian girls would arrive in Canada, under a unique educational scholarship led by the Daughters for Life Foundation and the International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC). Amid loud cheers, bear hugs and the waving of ‘Welcome Home’ [...]

5 Syrian Girls on Scholarship to Canada Bring Message of Peace2018-07-23T18:48:41-04:00

February 2017

Daughters for Life Foundation and ILAC Welcome First displaced Female Syrian Scholars to Study In Canada

2018-07-23T18:47:00-04:00

TORONTO: The Daughters for Life Foundation (DFL) is welcoming today the first five female scholars from Syria who have been granted full-time scholarships to study in Canada, in partnership with the International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC). Alaa Alakel, Asmaa Labbad, Aya Hammoud, Ayaat Labbad and Raneem Kanaan are the first out of a total of 15 young women who will leave behind the grim reality of conflict to [...]

Daughters for Life Foundation and ILAC Welcome First displaced Female Syrian Scholars to Study In Canada2018-07-23T18:47:00-04:00

November 2016

Dr. Abuelaish Joins Canada’s Governor General on Mission to the Middle East

2018-07-23T18:45:31-04:00

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Founder and President of the Daughters for Life foundation is part of a special eight-day mission to the Middle East led by the Governor General of Canada, the Right Honourable David Johnston. The state visit covers Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank. And Dr. Abuelaish is joined by fellow Canadian leaders from education, business, and civil society to promote stronger innovation and education ties with the [...]

Dr. Abuelaish Joins Canada’s Governor General on Mission to the Middle East2018-07-23T18:45:31-04:00

October 2016

A post-secondary education for 15 Syrian girls

2018-07-23T18:43:32-04:00

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 [...]

A post-secondary education for 15 Syrian girls2018-07-23T18:43:32-04:00

September 2016

The road to peace is for everyone to travel: Mayar’s story

2018-07-23T18:41:14-04:00

In 2014, Mayar Tharowat won a Daughters for Life scholarship and left her home in Egypt to attend Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. As a student of the STEM school for girls in Egypt, Mayar studied hard and developed her interest in science, particularly Physics. After taking a chance and applying to Daughters for Life, Mayar moved forward in her journey of education and success. With a few nerves, [...]

The road to peace is for everyone to travel: Mayar’s story2018-07-23T18:41:14-04:00

August 2016

Daughters for Life Scholarships program 2017

2018-07-23T18:38:53-04:00

The Daughters for Life Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2017 Scholarships Program! Take your chance, apply today! Submission deadline: December 16, 2016 At Daughters for Life Foundation (DFL), we’re looking for outstanding female students, who would like to take their education to the next level.  We are offering up to 10 scholarships for the next academic year for students to follow their dreams at universities in North America, [...]

Daughters for Life Scholarships program 20172018-07-23T18:38:53-04:00

July 2016

Meet Daughters for Life Foundation Scholarship’s Winners 2016

2018-07-23T18:34:20-04:00

2016 is another step on the road to peace, as 6 young women from Middle Eastern countries (Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, and Palestine) have joined Daughters for Life Foundation. They all grew up in different environments and follow diverse ambitions, but they do have something in common: they dream big. Meet them today and get inspired: Merehan Ayman Egypt has never had a woman prime minister, but Merehan Ayman plans [...]

Meet Daughters for Life Foundation Scholarship’s Winners 20162018-07-23T18:34:20-04:00

June 2016

A Night for Peace and Inspiration!

2018-07-23T18:31:24-04:00

The Fourth Daughters for Life Gala Dinner 2016…. A Night for Peace and Inspiration! On Wednesday, May 25th, 2016, The Daughters for Life Foundation (DFL) has held its Fourth Annual Gala at the Carlu. The gala had an excessive success as both a night to celebrate the achievements of a group of inspirational activists and DFL scholars, but also as a phenomenal fundraiser. Thanks to all those who attended, [...]

A Night for Peace and Inspiration!2018-07-23T18:31:24-04:00

May 2016

Daughters for Life 2016 Awards Ceremonies

2018-07-23T18:28:22-04:00

Forty Nine female students were awarded the Daughters for Life Annual Awards Unique Awards Program Empower Women in Israel and the West Bank May 19, 2016 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. Premier Wynne [...]

Daughters for Life 2016 Awards Ceremonies2018-07-23T18:28:22-04:00

March 2016

DFLGala2016… Peace and Empowerment through Education

2018-07-23T18:26:42-04:00

Peace and empowerment through education The Daughters for Life Foundation 4th Gala Dinner, 2016 Come and join us Wednesday, May 25, at the Carlu in Toronto for a truly inspiring evening. The Daughters for Life Foundation will be honouring Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace prize winner, with the Courage and Inspiration Luminary Award, for her courageous campaign to fight for education for girls in her native Pakistan, Maria Campbell, the [...]

DFLGala2016… Peace and Empowerment through Education2018-07-23T18:26:42-04:00

November 2015

Our new partner, Eastern Mennonite University

2018-07-23T18:25:50-04:00

Eastern Mennonite University in the United States is the latest academic institution to kindly offer opportunities for two young women students from the Middle East to study abroad for an undergraduate degree. Daughters for Life (DFL) founder Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish signed a memorandum of understanding with the university’s president Dr. Loren Swartzendruber in early October. Fred Kniss, the provost at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), said the partnership with DFL [...]

Our new partner, Eastern Mennonite University2018-07-23T18:25:50-04:00

Kudos to Johnson Creek 8th Graders students!

2018-07-23T18:22:25-04:00

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

2018-07-23T18:18:12-04:00

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
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