Having received praise for being Nepal’s first free boarding school, Maya Universe Academy is a model school. It’s an education hub where children receive quality education, thrive in Nepali and English and being creative is passionately encouraged. Being fortunate enough to visit Maya Universe Academy multiple times over the years, I have seen how much dedication goes into running and sustaining this big dream. Seeking other avenues to sustain the school, Crafts by Maya Universe was established as a social enterprise employing a small team of women from Tanahun district who produce bracelets and other jewellery made from semi-precious stones.
The hand-made products are made with love at Maya Universe Academy in Tanahun and each bracelet comes with a story card and a pouch made from colourful upcycled textile waste. Apart from the social enterprise providing the women skills and financial independence, the profit also goes to the school and helps the long-term vision of increasing access to quality education in rural areas.
The Maya Universe bracelets can be purchased from The Local Project at EVOKE in Jhamsikhel or you can shop online here.