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Int'l musical icon, “Akon,” on two day visit to Liberia

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Int'l Musical icon, Aliaume Thiam, otherwise Akon
Int'l Musical icon, Aliaume Thiam, otherwise Akon

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-International Musical Icon and entrepreneur, Aliaume Thiam, is visiting Liberia at the invitation of Bridge Partnership Schools and the Education Ministry.

The visit of Mr. Thiam, popularly known as “Akon,” will last for two days (Wednesday, October 19 to Thursday, 20, 2016).

Akon is expected to arrive in Liberia via the Roberts International Airport (RIA) Thursday night, October 19, 2016.

While in Liberia, he will participate in a series of programs, including lighting ceremonies along two of Monrovia’s major streets, including Carey and Johnson.

According to a press release, the international musical icon is scheduled to launch the Global Light to Learn initiative in Liberia.

The Global Light to Learn initiative is intended to bring about beneficial change, including the empowerment of schools to introduce new technology for teachers in classroom management.

Akon will also visit Zuluyee Public School and the J. W. Pearson School, both in Nimba County, as part of his mission in Liberia.

At the same time, the international musical star will serve as one of the panelists, along with local artists, for the National Talent Competition featuring students of Bridge Partnership Schools.

Akon’s two day visit will be climaxed by a State Dinner in his honor in Monrovia.

 

 


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