Maya Universe Academy provides quality education to low-income communities in Nepal through work-exchange programs with students’ parents.
Maya Universe Academy is a non-profit organization focused on improving the accessibility of quality education in rural Nepal. The Maya Model utilizes the skills and time of the students’ parents in order to help run their schools. Parents commit to work at a school for two days per month, per child enrolled, allowing the school to cover the remaining costs of running the school. Maya have three schools in Nepal and are looking to expand further.
At Maya Universe Academy, education is provided by both full-time teachers as well as volunteers from all parts of the world. By focusing on flexible learning styles, physical games, and board games, the students are given the opportunity to express and develop leadership skills and strategic thinking. Utilizing parents’ work contributions, both students and parents get hands-on experience in agriculture, animal husbandry, expressive arts and computer skills, which are all incorporated into the Maya Model.
Why you should care
Many developing countries lack the resources to provide quality education. By providing holistic schooling to more than 300 disadvantaged school children in rural Nepal, Maya Universe Academy is increasing access to education and equipping students with the relevant skills to break out of generational poverty.