Maya Universe Academy
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
LocationByas-4, Udhun Dhunga, Byas 33900Damauli, Nepal Nepal
Be a part of an innovative education solution! Maya Universe Academy is a social entrepreneurship project whose mission is to improve access to quality education to rural communities. This is a response to the failed public school system and inaccessible or unaffordable quality education provided in private schools.
Starting from a tent in the jungle with 15 students, founders Manjil Rana and Yoon, opened the first school in Tanahun district in 2011. Today it’s the only chain of free private schools where parents can pay in time instead of money by volunteering two days per month at the schools.
The long-term goal is for the schools to become fully self-sustainable through farming business and micro enterprise projects.
Students at Maya Universe Academy follow a unique and diverse curriculum, based on the national curriculum of Nepal and supplemented with various activity-based topics. It emphasizes the importance of community, allows for creativity, independence, and critical thinking.
In response to the mega 2015 earthquakes, Maya Universe opened its hostel to board 25 children from earthquake-affected families and are given full scholarship.