Friday, October 25, 2013

Nooristan Foundation's Fall Benefit Dinner

Leonie, a woman owned international government contracting firm, was honored to be a sponsor of the Nooristan Foundation’s Fall benefit Dinner, “An Evening of Hope to Benefit the Women and Children of Afghanistan,” hosted at the residence of Her Excellency the Ambassador of India Nirupana Rao in Washington D.C. Leonie personnel have worked in Afghanistan for over 5 years in support of the U.S. government mission. Through this work, we have seen first-hand the importance of gender equality for women in Afghanistan, as well as the need to increase access to the justice system for the most vulnerable elements of Afghan society. Leonie’s contribution will support the Afghan Trade and Women's Legal Empowerment Programs.

“We applaud the Nooristan Foundation for the tremendous work it does promoting girls education in Afghanistan, as well as humanitarian aid and medical assistance. The literacy classes and professional training for women in the outskirts of Kabul are making real progress and the Nooristan Foundation has made great strides to improve the life of the Afghan women by providing this valuable training. We are honored to be able to support the great work of this organization,” said Chuck Thomas, President and CEO of Leonie.

About Nooristan Foundation

The Nooristan Foundation is an all-volunteer Section 501 (c)(3) charity founded in 1999 and based in the Washington DC area. Their mission is to support health care, vocational training programs and education for women and children. Our policy is to work collaboratively with communities and with reliable local partners that have a track record of low overhead and an approach that respects and empowers Afghans. We believe that assistance should move beyond humanitarian aid to provide recipients with the skills they need to support themselves economically. Our goal is that the Afghans we help become full participating members of their community. Please visit