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

Three New Scholars Welcomed into the Daughters for Life Family

2018-07-23T20:24:45-04:00

A Future in Science Beckons Three Young Women from the Middle East for the 2017 Daughters for Life Scholarship The Daughters for Life Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2017 Scholarship program that takes talented female students from the Middle East and gives them the chance of a lifetime to study at the world’s best academic institutions. Maria Shehata and Eva Gorgy from Egypt and Darah [...]

Three New Scholars Welcomed into the Daughters for Life Family2018-07-23T20:24:45-04:00

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

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

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

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

November 2015

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

August 2015

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
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