The founder of the Canterbury earthquakes' Student Volunteer Army is heading back to Nepal to build shelters in villages still without aid since a massive earthquake last month killed more than 8,500 people.
Sam Johnson, who went to Nepal briefly after the quake, says he is returning next week with a five-person team including a police sergeant and disaster management experts.
He said they would work with local groups to put up a thousand shelters in a few weeks.
"Parts of Nepal are extremely remote and it's very difficulty to get to far away places.
"So what we're doing is with our small operation there is just to supporting to get these shelters out to places as well as medical supplies to these places to areas that people haven't got to yet."
Mr Johnson said the shelters would also serve as schools because children who were not educated often end up in slavery.