February 24, 2016
Rural network boosts kura
The Rural Education Activities Programme is being praised for the backing it gives kura Maori around the country.
Maori associated with the various REAPs met in Porirua yesterday.
Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox says most kura in rural areas would belong to a REAP.
"When you're a little school and you rely on two, three teachers, then access to REAP services to help you with programmes, planning, books and extra things they can do as a collective of small schools is vital to ensuring we can have better opportunities, greater exposure for rural kids to get out and see the rest of New Zealand and open their minds to the world instead of the tunnel vision you get sometimes when you live in a small centre in the middle of nowhere," she says.
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