Nepali Youth Conference

We are delighted to announce that Manjil Rana, founder and principal of Maya Universe Academy, has been selected as one of the 100 most influential youth leaders to speak at the annual Nepal Youth Conference in Kathmandu. ¬†Manjil will represent Maya Universe Academy as he lectures on the rewards and challenges of operating a free, community-supported school and the importance of education to Nepal’s burgeoning youth generation. For more information on Maya Universe Academy’s community-supported educational system view the “Community Outreach” page at <¬†>. More updates on the conference and speech to come soon.

Fundraising: Travel Funds Awarded!

Solar concentrator at TinyTech Plans, Rajkot, India

We are delighted to announce that Urs Riggenbach has been awarded two travel grants. The funds will cover his travel expenses to Nepal and India. The image shows an existing solar concentrator at TinyTech, Rajkot, India. Riggenbach plans to visit this site before coming to MUA to do his build-project.

The following are the grants:

- Kathryn Davis Travel Award ($750)
- Fund for Global and Civic Engagement ($750)

Essay: Global Collaboration, Local Production

This essay sums up my mental standpoint. Originally written for an independent study at the College of the Atlantic, the essay has been featured on Share the World’s Resources ( and other websites.
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Modular Energy Concept

This diagram shows the modular system for electricity generation that is going to be developed at Maya University Academy as part of my senior project through the College of the Atlantic.