Teaching in a Community School

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High­lights

Experience the festive, community-oriented, rural Nepali way of life!
Make memories with wonderful people from all around the world!
Meet your second home and family!
Make a real change in our students' life!
Be part of a social entrepreneurship project that gives free quality education for all!
You can teach your subject of interest to motivated children in Nepal. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+

Our volunteers, community members, and students are committed to social justice, community development, and education.

As the government in Nepal is unable to provide for a free and accessible quality education in the rural areas of the country Maya Universe Academy mission is to give a chance to children of remote areas of the country.

Volunteers work hand-in-hand with the community in order to provide a free quality education to these unprivileged children.

Today, thanks to the help of motivated and enthusiastic believers, Maya Universe Academy grew its facilities, its education possibilities and is starting the become self-sustainable thanks to its social enterprises. 

We operate with the help of local and international volunteers and by our own dedication to hard work. We drink spring water, tend fields, cook on an open fire, and bare the harsh conditions of living in a remote village of Nepal with a lot of fun in order to offer the opportunity of education to children otherwise overlooked.

Inspired by our gracious supporters and friends, Maya Universe Academy continues to educate and inspire our students and their families. The community recognizes the power of education, and our school continues to expand as we accept new students, teachers, and volunteers.

Be a part of this innovating education solution for Nepal by joining us in this volunteering program.

How can you get involved?

You can join us by teaching to children from the community for a minimum of 2 months. Volunteers support the classes in English language, Mathematics, science, music and arts for children from first to seventh grade. 

You will be able to work closely with the group of volunteers as well as the permanent teacher from the school. 

When teaching, volunteers follow the program given specifically for each class according to the subject taught. Do not worry about trying to find what to teach the children each day as it will be given to you beforehand.

Despite teaching, volunteers learn and grow from their experience and the children from Maya Universe Academy. They gain perspective through the differences in language, culture and way of living with their own country.

Who lives at Maya

  • Hostel Children: Students living at the school. Their villages are too far away to commute every day, so they live at the school in their own hostel.
  • Permanent Volunteers: Nepali volunteers that live at the school and help run daily operations.
  • Temporary Volunteers: Nepali and international volunteers who stay for both short-term and long- term periods.

Location

At the school, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery as it is surrounded by hills and mountains. By being further away from big cities, the area is more quiet and refreshing.

Dress code

Dress code is casual. However girls must refrain from wearing skirts and shorts above knee level and tight leggings (unless worn with a long top / dress). The shower area is a public communal area. Girls must wear a lunghi which can be purchased from school. Boys must wear loose fitting shorts.

When coming for a volunteering at Maya Universe Academy, you should bring a sleeping bag ( a light one from April to September is enough) as well as a refilable bottle of water. Do not worry if you forgot something at home as commodities available in the village shop. Further explanation about what you will need during your volunteering program will be shared with you once enrolling wit Maya.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

The hostel students have study time from 6:30 am to 8. 

Every morning, volunteers have breakfast with the children from the school at 8:00 am. 

From 9 to 10 the hostel students participate in various activities : volleyball classes, football practice, cycling, MMA, badminton, guitare classes etc. They are divided into groups according to their interests and some workshops are available to them depending on the volunteers' range of skills set. 


 At 11:00 am we all gather in the morning assembly which takes form in a circle. All students, teachers and volunteers gather to share news, poetry and other creative work, which is always followed by a physical activity or game and the Nepali national anthem. Volunteers and teachers also perform once a week. 

At 11:30 am, the working day starts for volunteers. 

  • teachers usually support the classes in English language, Mathematics, science, music and arts. Nepali local teachers teach social studies and Nepali language.

At 1:45 pm the volunteers eat lunch together. The construction, agriculture and teaching teams meet at the volunteers quarters.

At 2:45 pm, school and construction, agriculture, health work start again until 5 pm.

The hostel students have study time from 5:30 pm to 7.

At 7:30 pm the volunteers can have a traditional and simple meal with the children. 

After having dinner, volunteers usually gather together to enjoy their free time before going to sleep. 

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

During their free time, volunteers generally hang out together in the volunteers' facilities . It is a nice time for everyone to get to know each other and integrate the group. 

The privileged location of the schools offer different hiking possibilities where you can enjoy views from the top of the hill during the afternoon. 

During the week end, volunteers can travel to cities not far from the schools. Damauli for instance is the nearby town where one can find food, clothes and general shopping. For a more cultural escape, Bandipur, a pretty hill station is good for chilling, food and shopping in a well-preserved Newari architecture. Finally Pokhara and Kathmandu are 2 major touristic cities, the latter more relaxing than the former. 

Zwemmen
Concert/
Muziek
Bezienswaardigheden
Wandelen
Sport
Yoga/
Meditatie

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Opleidingsvereisten
op High School niveau
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
We require volunteers in education to have a minimum knowledge to be able to teach to children.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 10:00 - 16:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Maya Universe Academy

We ask volunteers to contribute 15$ per day to cover the costs of food, accommodation. It also contributes in paying local staff and teachers' salaries. After the first 90 days, volunteers can stay for free forever! We require teachers to commit for at least two months in order to get used to the school, the students and the teaching methods. 

Accomodatie
Volunteers sleep in the main school building in a hostel set up and atmosphere. Basic bedding is provided mattress, bed sheet, mosquito net and pillow. Especially during the winter months (October - March) a sleeping bag is required.

We have electricity supply and solar energy supply. 


Private rooms in village homes are also available on a first come first served basis.
Eten & Drank

We provide two meals and lunch snack daily. Breakfast and dinner is Nepali style cooked Rice, Lentil soup and seasonal vegetables, occasionally we eat eggs and meat. We use our own grown organic vegetables and from nearby villages and students homes. Fruits can be bought from the nearby town, Damauli. 

Volunteers may bring their own food and snacks if they wish to cook in the volunteer kitchen. 

We drink water from a pure and natural water source, three minute walk away from the main school building. Some like to purify the water using purification tablets or using a UV purifying device to prevent any possibilities of getting sick. You must bring your own water bottle. This is a communal tap where all volunteers and locals take shower, collect water, and do laundry. 

Internet toegang
Beperkte toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten. Afhaling van de luchthaven is ook niet inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Nepal.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Nepal biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Nepal dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Nepal.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

When enrolling to the program, you will be put in contact with a member of the staff who will help you through the process and any questions you have. 

The direction to the school will be explain in details to you, otherwise, you we can arrange a private jeep from Kathmandu to the school for approximately 120$. 

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
4 - 50 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
$420
5 weken
$525
6 weken
$630
7 weken
$735
11 weken
$1.155
12 weken
$1.350
50 weken (max. verblijf)
$1.351
Gemiddelde kosten
$66 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Maya Universe Academy zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Maya Universe Academy gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Maya Universe Academy jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Maya Universe Academy

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