Past School Scholarship holders

“We girls from Dar al-Tifl are like a society. A society of sisters. We can be away from each one for years, and when we meet, it is as if we were together yesterday. We share many memories, and love and support each other as much as we can.” Soraida (past student, now an education professional)

“About Dar El Tifl, I always say that it gave me enough swimming lessons before diving in the sea of life.” Wisam (DSMT school scholarship holder 2008-10, now working as a qualified nurse in the US)

DSMT school scholarship girls 2007-2017

Post-school progression routes: All girls completed their schooling successfully, with good or excellent grades in the tawjihi exams and most progressed to higher education.

2016-18 school scholarship winners


Left to Right: Lana, studying Dentistry at Al Quds University;  Tala, Nursing at Al Maqased Hospital;  Rawan, Computer Engineering at Birzeit University.


2015 – 17 school scholarship winners

Left to Right: Taymah, Medicine at An Najah University in Nablus. Wala has been studying Hebrew with a view to applying to the Hebrew University. She has now obtained a place to study Biomedical Sciences. Haneen, Primary Educaation at Bethlehem University assisted by a DSMT HE partial scholarship. Narmeen, Law, Birzeit University assisted by a DSMT HE scholarship.

Wala: “… I did a preparatory year in the Hebrew university to learn the Hebrew language, at the same time I did the psychometric exam, and I got high marks. The preparatory year was really an exciting experience because I was with people from all around the world and to know about their cultures. On Sunday, I will start in biomedical sciences. I hope it will be nice and good.” October 2018


2014 – 16 school scholarship winners


Left to Right: Ruaa, Accountancy at Bethlehem University. Tala, Biotechnology at Al Najah University, Nablus. Maram Physics and Education also at Al Najah, assisted by a DSMT HE partial scholarship.

Ruaa: …”In second year we had to choose our minor, my major is accounting, and I chose computer information systems as my minor, and I’m very happy with that. Also my grades were good and since I  started university I have got honor grades three times.”


2013 – 15 school scholarship winners

2013-2015-girls-300x103Left to right: Bara’a, Medicine at Al Quds University. Hanan took a gap year after school to learn Hebrew and is now studying Architecture at Ort College in Jerusalem. Aseel, also Medicine at Al Quds.


2012 – 14 school scholarship winners

2012-2014 girls

Left to right: Batool, Audiology and Speech Therapy at Birzeit University. Rinad, Arabic Language at Birzeit. Ruba, Civil Engineering at Birzeit.

Ruba: “….Thank you for asking about me… My course is 160 credit hours in five years. I have finished 142 hours so I have 18 hours left distributed into two semesters. I will be graduating in June 2019.”


2011 – 13 school scholarship winners

Dar El Tifl 2011-13 girlsLeft to right: Tamara completed her schooling and married soon afterwards.  She is studying part time at Al Quds Open University on a Health Management degree and had her first child, a little boy, in September 2018. Reem, Graduated in Pharmacy from Al Quds University. Nour Graduated in Sports Science from An Najah University. After volunteering as a gym instructor in schools to gain experience, she worked as a teacher in a primary school. She had a baby girl in summer 2018.


DSMT is grateful to Abraaj Capital, Dubai, for their generous contributions to the school scholarship fund between 2007 and 2010.

2010 – 12 school scholarship winners


Left to right: Aya; studied Computing at Al Quds University with a DSMT Higher Education Scholarship and graduated in 2017. She now has two little girls and in 2018 set up a DTA-DSMT Alumnae Facebook page.  Haya, graduated with a degree in Audiology and Speech Therapy at Birzeit University in Summer 2017.  She married soon afterwards and is hoping to find work in her specialist field. She and her husband would both like to study for Masters degrees if they can find funding. Bodour graduated in Medicine at Al Najah University in 2018…. “I graduated from medicine a month ago and now I’m studying for the Israeli board to start working officially in the hospitals…”

bodourgrad38511382_1773756076046520_817398620788621312_n-copySee Bodour’s progress towards becoming a doctor. – see video





2009 – 11 school scholarship winners

2009-11 scholarship girlsLeft to right: Raneen, graduated in Business from Wagdi Abu Gharbiyeh’s College, Jerusalem. Now married with children. Shaima, graduated in Administration and Political Science at Birzeit University in 2015.  After several internships including with the UN Development Programme, her determination paid off and she now has a paid position with the charity Mercy Corps. Shatha, graduated in Medical Laboratory Studies at An Najah University, Nablus. She worked for some time as a volunteer at Hadrassa Hospital and now has a job as a Medical Laboratory Technologist.

2008 – 10 school scholarship winners

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Left to right: Shatha, graduated in Medicine from Cairo University and Al Makassed Hospital in 2016. Narmeen, Business Administration at Al Quds University, now married with children. Wisam, now nursing in the USA.

2007 – 09 school scholarship winners

3 girlsLeft to right: Samah, qualified as a doctor in 2015 from the Science and Technology University, Jordan. Rwaida, graduated in English from Birzeit Univerity. Dua’a completed teacher training, now married with children.