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Mission Statement

Maya Universe Academy is a holistic, community-supported chain of primary schools devoted to improving the lives of our students, their families and the communities in which we work. Starting from a tent in the jungle, founders Manjil Rana and Yoon, opened the first school in Tanahun district. The rural poor do not have a choice; accepting the low quality public education as private education is mostly inaccessible and unaffordable. Maya Universe Academy is the first and only free private school where there is no exchange of money for admission. Students' parents volunteer at the school for two days per month exchanging their time and skills instead of giving money to the school. This is the Maya model. We are testing, replicating and adapting this model to different areas of Nepal, opening new schools and partnering with existing schools to make an impactful difference in the education system in Nepal and in the loves of the students, families and communities where we work.


There is a lot you can learn about culture, language, politics, ethnicity, farming, construction and grass root development process at Maya. We ask volunteers to pay 10$ per day for the stay which covers costs of food, accommodation and local staff salaries. Discounts and scholarships are available for long term stays. Volunteers can get involved n education, agriculture, construction or management depending upon their skills and experience when matched with our needs and resources during the time of arrival. We are 5 hours away from Kathmandu and 2 from Pokhara.

If you are interested in volunteering, please copy and paste the URL below and fill out the form. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Otherwise, for general questions you can directly contact me for more information.


Manjil Rana
Chairman, Maya.


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