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Education, infrastructural gap are affecting Africa -AKON

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Senegalese born-US-based Singer, AKON (first in row/R - L)
Senegalese born-US-based Singer, AKON (first in row/R - L)

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-International Musical icon, Akon, says Education and Infrastructural gap are major problems affecting the African Continent and it population.

Akon said: “The only way Africa can guarantee a bright future is for the continent’s youthful population to acquire the necessary education.”

“Obtaining the necessary education also requires a better environment to learn and have a better future,” he emphasized.

The International Musical Icon further emphasized: “Light, a recipe for a better education, plays a major role in the development of Africa’s youthful population.”

Akon is in Liberia to launch the “Light to Learn” Initiatives. “While candle, Kerosene and daylights provide alternative, they are always not safe for the learning environment,” he said.

The “Light to Learn” project is a partnership between Akon Lighting Africa, Tikkun Olam (TO) and the Bridge Partnership Schools for Liberia.

The Senegalese born US-based Singer told a news conference in Monrovia Thursday, October 20, 2016 that Africans must unite to improve the continent for upcoming generations.

Also speaking the Co-founder of the Bridge Partnership Schools for Liberia, Shannon May said the “Light to Learn” project is aimed at impacting Public Schools under the Management of Bridge Partnership School.

She said Bridge is focused on the creation of better learning environment for Liberian students whom she said are “wonderful” people.

Akon arrived in Liberia last evening and was met on arrival at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) in Margibi County by senior executives of Bridge Partnership Schools for Liberia, local artists, fans and Liberian government officials.



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