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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: Professional painting, sculpting or drawing.

Painting & Decorating: Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs.

Gardening: Help to grow and cultivate plants.

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Parties: Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Pick Up: No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.

Dance classes: Rock your body! Join our dance classes.


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.


-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.