Dar Al Tifl Scholarships

After our concerted 10th anniversary fund-raising drive in 2015, we had sufficient funds to secure the future of our two scholarship programmes with the Dar Al Tifl School for the next five years.

These programmes, begun in 2007 will end in 2022/23.  By then fifty-seven girls will have been supported to remain in school to complete 11th and 12th grade and sit the national Tawjihi exams, and fifteen students will have graduated from university, their fees taken care of by the DSMT.

A memorial to the scholarship programmes

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As part of DSMT’s final donation to Dar Al Tifl, a memorial plaque has been made for display at the school. This shows the names of all the girls who have received DSMT School and HE scholarships and will be a lasting and public reminder of the valuable educational opportunities provided by the DSMT in Dominic’s memory. The heading for the plaque reads: In memory of Dominic Simpson, who died in 2004, the Dominic Simpson Memorial Trust  (DSMT) was pleased to fund a school and higher education scholarship programme to enable talented students from Dar Al Tifl School to continue their education. Between 2007 – 2021 over seventy girls received awards

School Scholarship Programme

In 2020-21 five girls completed 12th grade and progressed to higher education and twelve girls successfully completed 11th grade.  Click on the following links to read more:

Higher Education Scholarship Programme

The DSMT Higher Education Scholarship Programme has aimed to fund at least one scholarship annually to cover fees for a former pupil of Dar Al Tifl School to study for a four-year undergraduate degree at a Palestinian university, who might otherwise be unable to take advantage of a university education and the opportunities this offers.

In 2020-21 three students graduated and a further three progressed to the next stage of their degree courses. Click on the following links to read more:


DSMT gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions from the following companies to these scholarship programmes in 2015 and beyond.

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For more on the history of Dar Al Tifl Al-Arabi School please click here to view video. Thanks to former HE student Hala Liddawieh for her translations.