Daughters for Life Foundation is a registered Canadian charity that creates accessible education opportunities and offers full scholarships, awards and fellowships to young women from the Middle East. The Queen’s University Chapter strives to raise money and awareness for these causes.
The organization was founded by Dr. Abuelaish, a five-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, in 2010. Dr. Abuelaish grew up in Gaza, Palestine. He was the first Palestinian doctor to work in an Israeli hospital. In January of 2009, the Israeli military shelled his home in Gaza killing three of his daughters – Aya, 13, Mayar, 15, and Bessan, 21.
In honour of his daughters’ love for life and learning, he established Daughters For Life as a means to promote peace within the region. To date, Daughters For Life has empowered more than 50 young women to continue their education.’
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Alma Mater Society of Queen's University
L’Université Queen’s est située sur les terres traditionnelles des peuples Haudenosaunee et Anishinaabe.