Maya Universe Academy

Byas, Tanahun, Nepal, South Asia
The mission of Maya Universe Academy is to improve access to quality education in rural communities in Nepal through a free private school education. It is a response to the failed public school system and unaffordable price of private schools.

Volunteering Activities

Agriculture Work

What We Need

We are currently looking for qualified teachers for long term periods (minimum 3 months).

When & Who

All year round
No minimum stay but it's recommended that volunteers stay more than a week.
Individuals, Family with Kids, Groups

What we Provide

Types: Other

We live in a hostel setting and simple bedding is provided. Private rooms in village homes are also available on a first come first served basis.

Types: Variety, Vegetarian, Vegan

We provide 2 Nepali meals and a lunch snack daily.

Wifi & Satellite
Hospital Transport
Purified Drinking Water

Our Fees

$15 daily

$15 per day covers food, accommodation and a contribution to paying local staff salaries.

Long term volunteers staying over 3 months (90 days) can stay for free thereafter.

Scholarships for long term volunteers available.

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More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pick Up/Drop Off
Social Activities

Transport from Kathmandu to Tanahun is available upon request at a price of $120
Advise and help on transportation is provided to every volunteer
We encourage volunteers to take part in every nepali festival and social event happening in the area

Contact Person

Manjil Rana
Udhin Dhunga, Byas-4, Tanahun, Byas, Tanahun, Nepal.
75% response rate , 95 hour(s) response time.

Other Ways to support us

School stationary, children's clothes, teaching materials, board games, and first aid supplies

Additional Info about Us

10 to 20 people

Agriculture : planting fruit trees, vegetables, watering the plants
Construction : help in building the school's facilities (classrooms, toilets...)
Teaching : requires a minimum commitment and a recommendation letter
Art : Art workshops for kids, painting the buildings


It's recommended to bring a sleeping bag (a very light one for summer months and a thick one for winter months). A water bottle is useful.

Established in 2011, Maya Universe now has 3 schools, including one boarding school with over 400 students. Volunteers help the school's sustainability and growth. The volunteer's time is used in agriculture, animal husbandry, and handicrafts, from which products are sold into the market at a profit for the school. Maya aims to provide an education to more students and to increase the accessibility to quality education in more locations around Nepal.

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