Mayaa Nepal

Sponsors 250 children

 

Education

Health care

Social services

Created in 2012

8 Staff

Dedicated Centre

Mayaa Hong Kong

Sponsors 570 children

Education

Fundraising

Communication

Created in 2016

15 Volunteers

 

Mayaa France

Fundraising

Communication

Created in 2017

4 Volunteers

 

How it all started

Mayaa Nepal was created in 2011 from the remains of a previous association “Concern”, by two friends : Nicole Sicard and Sarbendra Pachhai.

Nicole was born in France, but has lived in Hong Kong for the last 50 years, living and working as a teacher in the local community, believing that only education can improve people’s chances in life. She has received numerous rewards for her dedicated work for the most needy. She has recently been made Chevalière de la Légion d’Honneur, France’s highest distinction. Sarbendra is passionate about his country and is involved in a number of charitable organisations. He strongly believes that giving a good education will bring prosperity to the next generation and to the country.

Growth and the future

Mayaa Hong Kong was created in 2016, initially as a source of fundraising. But considering that 20% of the population is living below the poverty line, Mayaa Hong Kong started to provide support to local poor students. Soon after it’s creation Mayaa Hong Kong was recognised as an official NGO, with Chapter 112 tax exemption benefit.

Mayaa France was then created in 2018, with the aim of raising funds. Thus, Mayaa became mayaa.world to reflect the global reach.

And next? Mayaa wants to remain a human scale NGO operated by volunteers. We want to ensure that all the money goes to those in need. We also have a careful use of funds to guarantee our capacity to support our sponsored students for the next few years. Our main focus will remain the children from Nepal and Hong Kong where our help is more needed, with fundraising coming from the countries where our volunteers are based, currently Hong Kong and France.

Our Inspirational Founders

Nicole Sicard

Sarbendra Pachhai

Our team in Nepal

Nihita Pachhai

Anita Ghale

Sanju Maharjan

Pabitra Rana Magar

And with
the precious help
of our volunteers

Jamuna Tamang

Santoshi Ghale

Shraddha Thapa

Dr Binita Mandal

Our team in Hong Kong

Anne-Christine Martin

International Coordinator

Radost BARTEAU

Radost Barteau

Volunteer Projects

Zola Chan

HK Chief of Operations

Caroline VIMONT

Caroline Vimont

Sponsorship Programme

May Hoong

Treasurer

Catya Martin

Honorary Member

And with the precious help of

Anne Viti
Peggy Tang
Fanny Riou
Priya Agrawal
Sophie Lesca
Sophie Yiu

Sophie Mak

Communications Manager

Henry Ma

Honorary Member

Our team in France

Xavier Appe

President

Marion Sander

Treasure

And with the precious help of

Armelle Huriez
Julian Ostheim
Maureen Ostheim
Pascale Ranson
Priscilla Scotti D'albertis
Stéphanie Desrieux
Stéphanie Plaisantin
Tristan Aubin