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The Fourth Daughters for Life Gala Dinner, 2016

A Night for Peace and Inspiration!

Last month, on May 25th, Daughters for Life Foundation held its 4th Gala Dinner at the Carlu, it was a night for humanity and inspiration.  Bringing together speechmakers including the parents of Nobel Peace laureate  and education campaigner Malala Yousafzai.  There were  nearly 400 guests; activists, academics, philanthropists, our Daughters for Life scholars and our wonderful supporters, artists, and performers, who helped raise more than $100,000 towards the work of the Daughters for Life Foundation.  And it was such a moving night, with our guest speakers talking about how their own experiences have fuelled their belief that education for girls and women lies at the heart of creating peace and progress.
400 Guests
21 Representatives from North American Academic Institutions 
17 In-kind Sponsors . 16 Sponsors  
10 Speakers
4 Luminary Awardees



Click here to check out the gala photos 

Click here to see the gala media coverage

Congratulations Loureen Dabeet!
Our scholar,Loureen, has successfully pursued her BA in international studies and human rights from New College of Florida. She immediately got offered an internship at the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (IMTD) as a Program Officer, DC.
Keep up your incredible work and continue to strive for perfection! 
Congratulations to our scholar, Sarah Abu Ramadan!
Sarah has just pursed her Culinary Art and Cook program, College Certificate Ontario from Collège Boréal! Caps off to you, Graduate! Well done! 

From left: Sarah Abu Ramadan, Nancy Raymond and Tina Montgomery, Collège Boréal 

Forty Nine female students were awarded the Daughters for Life Annual Awards

Last month, 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 spoke at a Daughters for Life event in Ramallah, where 21 Palestinian women from the West Bank, who study at Bethlehem UniversityHebron University, and Modern University College in Ramallah, were presented the awards. At a separate event in Jerusalem, another 28 Israeli Arab and Jewish women were awarded equivalent awards who study at Ben-Gurion University of the NegevUniversity of Haifa and Achva Academic College.

On June 28, Daughters for Life Foundation's founder, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, signed an agreement with Brock University's President, Jack Lightstone, to provide full undergraduate scholarships to young women from the Middle East region.
Last month in Ramallah, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, and Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri, President of York University have signed a memorandum of understanding for a full scholarship to be offered to an exceptional young woman from the Middle East.  
On May 19, McMaster’s Peter Mascher, Associate Vice-President, International Affairs, announced the scholarship with Daughters for Life founder, Izzeldin Abuelaish while in Ramallah during a mission to Israel and the West Bank led by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Fellowships Program: 
Daughters for Life Foundation is so excited to announce resuming our fellowship program. We have partnered with TRIO Fertility Centre and Women's College Hospital to offer fellowships in IVF studies and Dermatology to young women from the Middle East. 

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. In addition to our Board of Directors, there are many other volunteers who support our efforts through their on-going hard work. Be a part of something AMAZING. We are deeply grateful!
With your donation, we can help many more talented young women, access the best education possible and realize their potential. We believe that investing in young women’s education is the key to long-lasting peace and better future for all of us.
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