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The Positive Education Action-Research (PEAR) Laboratory was an experimental program run at the University of Toliara in SW Madagascar between October 2012 June 2015. 

Our civic ecology approach has proven a valuable strategy for educational development in this region, and yet the organizational structure of the PEAR Lab has become outdated for our future plans. For this reason, PEAR Lab founders - and some exciting new team members, have re-formulated as the Berlin-based NGO, Big Red Earth.

The PEAR Lab website will remain open as an archive of the project.



Our mission is to cultivate capacity in south-western Madagascar by empowering the University of Toliara to become a leader in addressing long-standing regional development needs through community-based approaches.