International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC)

International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC)

April 26, 2012 10:34 ET

ILAC, Toronto-Based English Language School, Donates Scholarships to Daughters for Life Foundation to Help Promote Education for Girls and Women in the Middle East

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 26, 2012) -

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The International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC), one of the world's leading English language schools, will donate $200,000-worth of language programs and related scholarships to the Daughters for Life Foundation, a Canadian registered charity devoted to promoting the advancement of girls and women in the Middle East. The donation reflects the shared commitment between the two founders toward promoting peace in the Middle East through education.

The son of Holocaust survivors, Jonathan Kolber is the co-owner and director of ILAC, an award-winning language school that receives thousands of students every year from over 70 different countries.

Founder of the Daughters for Life Charity, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and author of the best-selling book "I Shall Not Hate". The Palestinian medical doctor made international headlines when his three daughters were killed in Gaza and he turned his personal grief into a public call for peace. He created the foundation in memory of his children, with the hope that future generations would not suffer the same fate.

"After reading Dr. Abuelaish's book I knew I wanted to meet him," says Kolber, who has two daughters of his own. "I've seen first-hand how education, especially within a Canadian context has the power to generate cooperation and respect between different cultures. Dr. Abuelaish has taken a constructive stance in the quest for peace in the Middle East and it is a project that resonates with our values at ILAC."

"The desire for peace is universal," says Dr. Abuelaish. "The difference here in Canada is that people of all backgrounds, religions and ethnicities are encouraged to work together toward a common goal. The partnership between ILAC and Daughters for Life is an example of what can be achieved when people put aside their perceived differences."

The ILAC donation includes more than 30 scholarships and accommodation packages for girls accepted into programs in Canada and the Middle East. Students will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement and financial need, and the criteria and selection process will be handled directly by the Daughters for Life Foundation.

About International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC)

Founded in 1997, the International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) is one of the best known English language schools in Canada, with campuses in Toronto and Vancouver. Each year, ILAC receives thousands of students from around the world, many of whom go on to study at Canadian universities and colleges through the academy's university pathway program. Over the years, ILAC has received numerous awards for excellence in. To learn more, visit

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