Mission & Structure
The nonprofit organization PLEA e. V. emerged from the commitment of people from Mali and Germany. In 1991, the local population in a remote village in southeastern Mali (Region San) founded a village school, which is now regarded as an example in the community. The school is recognized by the state and is under self-government by the villagers.
In 2005, 145 pupils from the village and surrounding communities attended the school.
Emanating from this positive experience other activities have been initiated in the region. In the course of this development, activists decided to found an association in Göttingen for the support of initiatives that have been launched by people in Mali and other African countries. At the end of 2006, the non-profit association PLEA e. V. was founded.