Court Construction have been working in Nepal building earthbag training centres and schools.

Our charity partner

About First Steps Himalaya

Court Construction has been supporting First Steps Himalaya (FSH) since 2015. Children in Nepal are receiving sub-standard education in dilapidated classrooms from untrained teachers. This leaves them with limited life skills, vulnerable to exploitation and very likely to be stuck in a cycle of poverty and limited opportunities.

FSH are working hard to break that cycle, and empower these children to change their future with the skills they gain through quality education.

In March 2020 Court Construction will return for the 4th time, to continue our support of First Steps Himalayas invaluable work in Nepal. We will be helping construct another earthbag school, in a remote region desperate for more educational facilities.

You can help too,
by donating towards training great teachers and fillng the classes with much needed resources.

  • $20 Can pay for a set of learning resources
  • $40 Can pay for stationary for a whole class
  • $100 Can fund the salary of one teacher for a month
  • $200 Can fund the initial training for a teacher

100% of all donations go directly to supporting children in Nepal. FSH is a registered NZ Charity and your donation is tax deductible. We appreciate any donation, of any size, because every dollar counts! To make a donation click the "Donate Now" button below!

Donate Now!

Or contact us at if you’d like to discuss a contribution.

To find out more about the great work FSH do go to or follow them on facebook

A huge thank you to these generous corporate sponsors, who have contributed to the 2020 build

Our Work In Nepal

In 2015, after raising $75k, a team of volunteers travelled to Nepal and constructed an earthbag Training Centre. Days after their return Nepal was rocked by devastating earthquakes which caused mass destruction. The training centre was one of the few buildings left standing. Later that year an additional crew returned to Nepal to help with the post quake rebuild, and work on further earthbag buildings to support FSH’s work.

In 2017 an additional $70k was raised, with another team travelling to Nepal. The funds raised enabled the building of an Early Childhood Centre and a new school. The training centre, ECE and school are all fully operational and have provided teachers and students in impoverished rural areas with amazing learning spaces and resources.

See this short video about the Training Centre build


Why do we use earthbag building techniques?

Earthbag building is well suited to community projects because they can be built simply, quickly and economically using local, natural materials. Earthbag building is also known for it’s earthquake resilience, and since the devastating quakes of 2015 this method has been adopted by both local Nepali people and a wide range of aid organisations.

Thanks to these generous sponsors for supporting our past projects in Nepal.

Nebulite The Empowerment Project Royale Black Steel Mobile Timber Floor Solutions Arctic Glass Meerkat Plumbing RD2 ElephantNZ Concrete Concepts