Here's a great shot of the new building-in-progress at Dhammajarinee Witthaya School. When complete, it will enable the nuns to DOUBLE the number of girls they help!
Impressive, isn't it?
But this building would not be happening if it weren't for the dedication of Aunampai and the other nuns who were there from the beginning, some 23 years ago. In those days the nuns handled a lot of the construction work themselves--here you can see a great shot of them climbing a partially finished structure. These were women of action who recognized the value of educating girls, long before organizations like the United Nations, the Clinton Foundation, or CNN were touting the many ways that educating girls benefits communities, countries and human society as a whole. And although the buildings are now contractor built, the dedication of the nuns continues to be the heart and soul of Dhammajarinee Witthaya School.