Wairarapa REAP (Rural Education Activities Programme) provides access to lifelong learning opportunities for people of all ages, particularly those in rural districts.
We work cross a number of sectors, including early childhood, schools and adult and community education, delivery programmes which enhance and support education within the community.
Our activities are diverse and tailored to meet the different identified needs of our communities. Much of our work is about developing people, providing practical support and helping local groups and communities progress in the direction they want to go. Wairarapa REAP has a strong reputation as a specialist in facilitating and nurturing community change.
We work closely with government agencies, our District and Regional Councils, and local trusts and community groups in our area, bring people together to enable organisations to stand on their own, enable education in the widest sense, get people to fulfil their potential.
Projects include support to rural playgroups, programmes for talented students in science, creative thinking and the arts, organising adult workshops based on local initiatives, co-ordinating activities at Henley Men’s Shed and developing a new facility for young people.
Wairarapa REAP has been active in the region since 1983 and is one of 13 REAPs operating around New Zealand.