There are 13 REAPs in Aotearoa / New Zealand. The first REAP was set up in 1979 and the last in 1982. REAPs provide cradle-to-the grave educational resource to rural communities, implementing a lifelong learning approach. The overall purpose of REAPs is to provide support and assistance of a supplementary and complementary education nature for all sectors of a defined community, across early childhood, primary, secondary and continuing education, which will enhance, promote and provide lifelong learning opportunities, community development and personal development in a manner that is equitable, appropriate, effective and efficient.
Each REAP is a community-based flexible resource providing formal, informal and non-formal learning opportunities for the whole defined community.
All REAPs are members of REAP Aotearoa NZ, the collective of REAPs.
There are links to all REAPs on the REAPANZ website.
Contact a REAP near you if you want to learn ANYTHING!