Akon Lighting Africa is an initiative, launched by Senegalese singer, Akon, designed to bring electricity to millions of Africans using solar energy. So far, they’ve installed solar street lamps and domestic solar panels in over a million households in 14 African countries. Akon Lighting Africa is also planning on building a ” Solar Academy” in Bamako, Mali, in order to teach the skills to build and maintain solar systems to African engineers.
Akon Lighting Africa Workers have been installing solar powered street lights and residential systems. Akon Lighting Africa hires local young people and provides them with training, skills and steady jobs.