Sometimes when you don’t hear from someone sometimes its safe to say they are hard at work. This is just the case for singer, Akon. According to global grind Akon has been working to bring electricity to 600 million Africans with his initiative Lighting Africa.
Recently at the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Forum, Akon announced his plan to launch a new solar academy for the continent.
It is said that the academy key focus is to help develop skills and training for future entrepreneurs, engineers and technicians in Bamako, the capital of Mali.
Akon’s website for Lighting Africa program press released shared 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.”