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Evening Of Hope To Benefit Afghan Women At French Ambassador’s Residence

The Nooristan Foundation presents Spring Soirée: An Evening of Hope to Benefit the Women of Afghanistan on May 18th to benefit education programs for women and girls in Afghanistan. Madame Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board of the IMF will attend as the guest of honor and is schedule to speak at the event.

The Nooristan Foundation (named for a remote mountainous province in northeastern Afghanistan) was established in 1999 by Dr. Nadir Atash, a member of a well-known Nooristani family who resettled with his family in the United States after the Soviet invasion. Dr. Atash’s father was General Issa Khan Nooristani whom the communists imprisoned and executed after they seized power in 1978. Dr. Atash started the Foundation in the belief that his former homeland needed to be rebuilt from the ground up. The focus was on building rural roads, installing hydro-electric generating capacity, helping schools and providing water for remote Nooristani villages. Today, the Nooristan Foundation continues to positively impact the lives of Afghans in need.

The Ambassador of France to the United States Francois Delattre and Madame Sophie L’Helias-Delattre will host the soirée at their residence.

WHEN: Friday, May 18th at 7 p.m.

Residence of the French Ambassador
2221 Kalorama Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20008

TICKETS: Donations are tax deductible. Benefactor ($1,000, three tickets), Sponsor ($500, two tickets), Supporter ($225 per person), Young Professional ONLY ($175 per person). Purchase tickets online here.

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