Central Plateau REAP is one of 13 in New Zealand and began operating in 1980. REAP is a not-for-profit lifelong learning Non-Government Organisation that provides a variety of educational and family support programmes to strengthen the well-being of our communities by redressing the disadvantages experienced by rural dwellers in accessing the range and depth of activities and services enjoyed by their urban counterparts.
Early Childhood, School and Adult Community Education (ACE) programmes are run in a variety of formats and settings. Much of the work in REAP is of a developmental nature as REAP are specialists in promoting and nurturing community change. Early Childhood and School programmes are delivered for the Ministry of Education; ACE programmes are delivered for the Tertiary Education Commission.