Akon Announces Plans To Bring Electricity To Over 600 Million People In Africa
Akon has been fairly absent from the music scene recently but he has been working to bring electricity to 600 million Africans with his initiative Lighting Africa.
At the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Forum, Akon announced his plan to launch a new solar academy for the continent. This is AMAZING!
It’s been reported that the academy will help with developing the skills and training of future entrepreneurs, engineers and technicians in Bamako, the capital of Mali.
The official website for Akon’s Lighting Africa program released a press release stating the following:
“This professional training center of excellence is a first on the continent and targets future African entrepreneurs, engineers and technicians. It aims to reinforce expertise in every aspect of installing and maintaining solar-powered electric systems and micro-grids in particular, which are really taking off in rural Africa.”
Lighting Africa has already installed street lights and small household solar systems in 14 different countries. With 320 days of sunshine per year, Africa is ideal for developing solar power.
This is so amazing and we applaud Akon in working towards a good cause! Support Lighting Africa!