On the 13th of September, the community of Rithepani held a beautiful and touching Hindu-based ceremony to commemorate the beginning of the construction of our Nepal School for Andy.
The village's Buddhist monk chose the exact time for the laying of the first stone, which was 9:20 a.m.
Early in the morning, the amazing women from WSDO came to clear the land. Then we started at 8:30 a.m. with a memorial for Andy Manley, followed by the stone-setting ceremony at the site.
It was an incredibly memorable event, and we are grateful once again for the generosity and compassion of the Rithepani community. And eternally grateful as always to the family of Andy Manley for making this all possible.
You can view all the photos from the event below..