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Nimba Primary Schools To Get Akon's Light To Learn Initiative

By S. Kannay Ziamo, LINA Nimba County Correspondent

GANTA, October 25 (LINA) - As part of his ‘Light To Learn’ Initiative across Africa, American musical icon Aliaume Damala Badara Thiam popularly known as Akon visited the Nimba County town of Zuluyee to launch the initiative in the county.

The three-hour long visit of Akon was greeted by a mammoth crowd never before seen in the town in recent history.

‘Light To Learn’ is an initiative that tends to positively impact investment in the continent's sustainable, renewable power and education sectors.

Speaking at the launch in Zuluyee, Akon said the initiative aims to provide affordable, clean and lasting solar energy with the hope of bringing changes, including empowering schools to use modern technology to support teachers in lesson preparation and classroom management.

Akon said the initiative also aims to help students and teachers make use of digital libraries with access to hundreds of books at a child's fingertips, especially in remote places and at the same time provide light to business owners.

The internationally-acclaimed music icon, who originally hailed from Senegal, pointed out that “education is everyone’s business and so helping to provide clean and affordable electricity to enhance learning” across Africa is something he delights in.

The Zuluyee program was graced by the Co-Founder of Bridge Academies, Shannon May, government officials, as well as over two hundred students from seven schools that were captured under the Liberian government and Bridge Academies, and ordinary citizens.

Those schools, according to Akon, will be provided clean and affordable electricity as part of the ‘Light To Learn’ initiative.
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