Mayaa Nepal

Sponsors 250 Children



Health care

Social services



Created in 2012

10 Staff

Dedicated Centre



Mayaa Hong Kong

Sponsors 100 children







Created in 2016

15 Volunteers





Mayaa France













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 through education can people improve their chances in life. She has received numerous accolades for her work and dedication to the most needy, recently being made Chevalière de la Légion d’Honneur, France’s highest accolade. Sarbendra is passionate about his country and is involved in a number of charity organisations. He firmly believes that the by giving a good education to all children, the future generations will bring prosperity to themselves and to the country

Growth and the future

Mayaa Hong Kong was created in 2016, initially as a source of fundraising, but soon to help the local population many of whom struggle to make ends meet. Soon after it’s creation Mayaa Hong Kong was given the status of an NGO with Chapter 88 tax exemption advantages.

Mayaa France followed in 2018 also with the aim of raising funds. Thus, Mayaa became to reflect the global reach.

And next? Mayaa wants to remain manageable and not expand beyond its current capacities. We want to ensure that we have sufficient funds to guarantee the education of the children we cover for the next few years. Our main focus will remain the children of Nepal and Hong Kong where the need is greatest, with fundraising located in countries where our volunteers reside, at present, 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

Volunteer Projects

Zola Chan

HK Chief of Operations

Caroline VIMONT

Caroline Vimont

Sponsorship Programme

May Hoong


Catya Martin

Honorary Member

And with the precious help of

Anne Viti
Peggy Tang
Priya Agrawal
Sophie Lesca
Sophie Yiu

Sophie Mak

Communications Manager

Henry Ma

Honorary Member

Our team in France

Xavier Appe


Marion Sander


And with the precious help of

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