News & Events2020-07-29T16:10:10-04:00


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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

A post-secondary education for 15 Syrian girls

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Daughters for Life Scholarships program 2017

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 [...]

Meet Daughters for Life Foundation Scholarship’s Winners 2016

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 [...]

A Night for Peace and Inspiration!

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 [...]

Daughters for Life 2016 Awards Ceremonies

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 [...]

DFLGala2016… Peace and Empowerment through Education

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 [...]

Our new partner, Eastern Mennonite University

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), [...]

Kudos to Johnson Creek 8th Graders students!

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 [...]

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

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. [...]

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