Syria has been torn by conflict for the past five years. Populations flew the country and now live in overcrowded refugee camps. Most of the children are out of the education system. All the efforts made in the education area in the last decades are being completely annihilated.
In the middle of this chaos, many girls strive, on their own, to better their future. We, Daughters for Life, have decided to stand in solidarity with Syrian girls. Ours is to welcome up to 15 girls currently living in refugee camps, to Canada. We will give them the opportunity to learn and improve their English in preparation for post-secondary education, through our partners; the International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) and Culture Works in Brescia University College, then to join one of our partners’ university or college.
How can you MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Donate and help us reach CAD 20,000!
This new initiative comes along with an online fundraising campaign, currently running: we launched a specific page on CanadaHelps.org, where you can make a donation in just a minute. You can also donate via our Youcaring fundraiser. We need CAD 20,000 to bring the 15 girls here in Canada. We really need your help to get there.
Participate to our auction
You can also participate in our first ever online auction. Anytime, day or night, register and make bids on the items you like. You could win a painting, a free month of Yoga classes and many more items! Check them out!
The funds raised will be directly used to pay for the girls’ flight tickets to come to Canada, in the first place, and then for the visa issuance costs, and related expenses.
Spread the word
We need your help to spread the word: if our cause is close to your heart, please share our new initiative within your community, and on social media too! Please use the below hashtag, whenever you mention it on digital platforms:
The Alberta Chapter of
Daughters for Life Foundation
is now established
The Daughters for Life Foundation - Alberta Chapter purpose is to support the Daughters for Life Foundation in its activities in the province of Alberta.
The Alberta Chapter’s activities include, but are not limited to, serve as a liaison between Alberta-based universities and the foundation, assist in negotiations for establishing new scholarships at Alberta-based universities and help promote the foundation’s vision and activities in Alberta, and worldwide.
We are now receiving applications and reviewing them as we go along. Next step will be to interview the applicants. This shall take place next month.
Deadline for the application is December, 16
Our scholars are busy !
Between their courses, exams, and extra-curricular scholars activities, our scholars took the time to keep us posted about their ongoing projects and their best achievements.
Waad Hassan & Wardah AlAkrah
Waad and Wardah, in sophomore year at Manhattanville College, are actively engaged in their university’s activities: they are both mentoring first-year students, guiding them through the campus and easing their contacts with administrative members. In fact, Waad is mentoring Alaa Hajar, one of our DFL 2016 Scholar; we definitely are a family!
Mayar was invited to the 2016 One Young World summit, held in Ottawa from 28th November to 01st October – a gathering of the brightest young minds from across the globe to meet and debate the biggest issues the world is facing today.
Mid-October, Hiba attended a 2 days first aid training and a 3 hours workshops on how to assist in case of witnessing a person attempting suicide. She is now a safe talk and first aid certified!
This is such an altruistic way of spending her time !
News from Dr. Abuelaish
Last week, Dr. Abuelaish was a keynote speaker at the Canadian Bureau of Education's (CBIE) 50th annual conference, held in Ottawa on Nov 13-14, 2016 with the theme 'Internationalization for All'. It is a gathering of prominent educators and decision makers within the field.
This year's theme, Internationalization for All, looked at how we can reframe internationalization to engage all members of the learning community, broadening the understanding of internationalization beyond the most traditional association with mobility, research collaboration, and recruitment. The Conference highlighted Internationalization at Home and how internationalization can be integrated into elements and activities in the classroom, on campus, in schools, and within communities.
Beginning of November, Dr. Abuelaish went on an 8-day mission to the Middle East. This mission was led by the Governor General of Canada, the Right Honourable David Johnston. The visit covered Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank.
Dr. Abuelaish’s message of enabling young girls from the Middle East with education finds resonance in the goals of the Governor General’s Middle East mission.
Last September 29th and 30th, Dr. Abuelaish was a speaker at the Global Business Forum at the Banff Springs Hotel. It is an independent, not-for-profit corporation, which provides an opportunity for prominent invited international business executives, academic, and government leaders to actively discuss and debate crucial global economic issues.
Our team is getting bigger and bigger !
We are thrilled to welcome two new volunteers to our team:
Vasudha Sharma, Veronica Aronova, Copywriter and Editor volunteerAdministration and Operations Volunteer
Thanks girls for joining us and for actively supporting Daughters for Life Foundation cause. You definitely make this world a better place !
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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.