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.

2015 – 17 school scholarship winners

Left to Right: Taymah, Medicine at An Najah University in Nablus. Wala plans to apply for a scholarship to the Hebrew University next year and is currently taking a preparatory language course. Haneen, Kindergarten Education with Art at Bethlehem University assisted by a DSMT HE partial scholarship. Narmeen, Law, Birzeit University assisted by a DSMT HE scholarship.


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


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 then studied Physics at the Hebrew University for a year.  She realised the course was not for her and that she would really like to study Architecture, which she is now doing 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.


2011 – 13 school scholarship winners

Dar El Tifl 2011-13 girlsLeft to right: Tamara completed her schooling and married soon afterwards.  She continued her studies at Al Quds Open University and now has children. Reem, Pharmacy at Al Quds University. Nour graduated with a degree in Sports Science at An Najah University. She is now working as a volunteer gym instructor in schools to gain experience to help her get paid work.


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.  Now married with a child she graduated in 2017. Haya, graduated with a degree in Audiology and Speech Therapy at Birzeit University in Summer 2017.  She married soon afterwards and hopes to find work in her specialist field. Bodour is in her 5th year studying Medicine at Al Najah University

See 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 a little boy. Shaima, graduated in Administration and Political Science at Birzeit University in 2015.  She has had several internships since and hopes to secure a paid position. Shatha, graduated in Medical Laboratory Studies at Al Najah University, Nablus and is now a volunteer at Hadrassa Hospital/ She hopes this will lead to paid work.

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.