name is Fiona Calder, for as long as I can remember, I have always had a passion to work with people.
I have always enjoyed putting on events and programmes geared towards families, children, youth and young adults.
In 2003 I travelled to Brazil to work with the disadvantaged street children and families that lived in the slums.
I qualified in Social Work and managed children’s homes for 14 years.
In 2010 whilst on maternity leave with my second child I set up a Saturday School which quickly snowballed into a Social Enterprise called Regal Educational Arts project (REAP). Within the 2nd Year we started a creative Arts programmes, the 3rd year we stated our mentoring programmes and the 4thyear we put in a bid to Lewisham Council to take over a closed down youth club, which we were successful in wining.
In Feb 2014, we opened the The REAP Centre, a community centre based in Downham; my vision for the centre is to demonstrate care and consideration for our community by sowing seeds of opportunities through FREE and low fee community activities for all the family.
In June 2017, we became a Community Interest Company (REAP COMMUNITY CIC) and manage another community centre in the heart of Lewisham, called Orchard Gardens Community Centre. We now have the opportunity to expand our services and reach more people. Please see a list of service we provide and what’s on. Our aim is to reach our community and allow them to REAP life changing outcomes and a true sense of belonging.