First Steps Himalaya runs education projects in rural Nepal to ensure Himalayan children have access to quality early-years education, and opportunities through learning.

All over Nepal, children are receiving sub-standard education in dilapidated classrooms from untrained and unmotivated 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.

We want to break that cycle and empower these children to change their future with the skills they can gain through a quality education.

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With your help, we are now working in 75 classrooms, in 26 schools, across three districts in Nepal...

…and we’re only just scratching the surface!

Help us expand even further, to improve the quality of education in villages all across Nepal.

Through teacher training, classroom refurbishment, supplying educational materials, and ongoing monitoring and support we are transforming hundreds of lives and really making a difference. Through quality education, the youth of rural Nepal are empowered to take control of their lives and help end the cycle of poverty.

How we are tackling the problem


We provide hands-on teacher training in contemporary teaching practices, resulting in skilled, motivated and passionate teachers.



We create child-friendly classrooms that are clean and tidy, well resourced and conducive to learning.


Children attend classes that are stimulating, developmentally and culturally appropriate, and foster a long-term love of learning.