U.S. Singer Akon Launches Solar Academy in Africa
Senegalese-American musician, Akon, on Tuesday launched a Solar Academy, aimed at giving African engineers and entrepreneurs the skills needed to develop solar power.
The star previously launched the Akon Lighting Africa initiative aimed at bringing electricity to some 600 million Africans.
The Solar Academy, according to a statement by the group investing in solar power for the future, could help to implant a viable platform to power homes that lacked electricity.
The institution is scheduled to open this summer in Bamako, Mali’s capital. European experts will help to supply training equipment and programmes.
He is the son of jazz percussionist, Mor Thiam.
Akon spent his childhood in the U.S.