Maya Universe Academy is a social entrepreneurship project providing better quality, free education in rural Nepal, where parents give two days of work per month instead of money. Since its humble inception in 2011, Maya Universe has grown into a small chain of three schools with over 200 students and parent volunteers as well as a massive community of international supporters, Mayans.
The founders, Manjil Rana and Yoon, started Maya Universe Academy from a tent to give children in a rural village the access to better quality education to that they were receiving in public schools.
Foreign volunteers at Maya get involved in many aspects of the school; whether its teaching, working in agriculture or construction, admin and management. Maya has a good track record in providing volunteers a unique experience in rural Nepal.
The Maya Model practices the exchange of love and knowledge. This is evident in the education and love given to its students, the exchange of skills and time from the parents, and the love, skills and experiences received by the volunteers and staff.