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The Exchange

Maya Universe Academy is a social entrepreneurship project whose mission is to improve access to quality education to rural communities. 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. You will be helping in building the school premises and growing the vegetables and fruit trees the volunteers and the 83 hostel kids eat every day!


What you offer

30 hours of help per week

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens


What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Dance classes: Take free dance classes at our place.


Requirements

Intermediate English

Over 18 years old


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

You will help the construction team building the school's premises (farm hourse, hostel, classrooms...)
You might be requested to help the agriculture team : planting fruit trees, vegetables, watering plants, feeding the animals.
According to the need at the school, you might help painting the school's buildings.
The amount and kind of work can be discussed and adjusted if necessary.


Activities & Shift

The school starts at 10 am with a 'morning circle' where the students and staff members gather to perform some songs, poems or dances before discussing the problematics and success that the school, the students or the staff members and volunteers experienced. Work starts at 10:30 am and ends at 4 pm with one hour lunch break. Friday afternoon and Saturday is free.


Rules

-As a volunteer you will not use any drugs. You will also be careful drinking alcoholic beverages, especially in public places. Drinking alcohol and smoking is prohibited during school hours and on school premises.
-The volunteer must have good health, liability-insurance. The volunteer will be liable for illness, an accident, robbery and such unforeseen matters. MUA will not be responsible and have no legal liability for such occurrences.