Senegalese-American singer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Akon is taking his Lighting Africa initiative to Liberia.
Akon has partnered with Bridge Partnership Schools, the Ministry of Education and others to launch the#LightToLearn initiative which is aimed at increasing access to clean and affordable energy resources to foster quality learning in remote villages in Liberia.
The music icon will personally light up the communities around two Bridge Partnership Schools: the J.W. Pearson Elementary School in Monrovia; and Zuluyee Public School in the Ganta District of Nimba County.
Akon launched Akon Lighting Africa in February 2014 to develop an innovative solar-powered solution to provide clean and affordable electricity to the estimated 600 million Africans without access to electricity.
Through a private-public partnership model and well-established network of partners, Akon Lighting Africa has installed a wide range of quality solar solutions in 14 African countries.
Akon has received numerous recognitions for his efforts including the Global Good Award at the 2016 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards. Lighting Africa was a participant in the recent World Green Economy Summit (WGES) in Dubai, UAE.
Akon will be in Liberia on October 20-21, 2016.