Africa is the land of the Sun yet still about 600 million Africans do not have access to electricity, especially in rural areas. Without electricity to power light, many nightly activities are almost impossible and the streets are not safe to walk. Senegalese Hip-Hop artist Akon, has decided to use his success to give back to his people back home in Africa by teaming up with many others in order to come up with a proper solution to Africa’s energy problems using it’s own natural resources, which is Rastafari way. The Akon Lighting Africa project aims to meet those electrical needs by supplying villages, streets, businesses and homes throughout the continent, with solar energy systems. There is already installations in 11 different countries so far since the project began last year in February and much more work to be done. Akon Lighting Africa has many positive benefits that has helped change African’s lives by creating more jobs and making the streets safer at night, simply by creating light with the energy of the sun. Hopefully this story will inspire other celebrities or even you, to help create a brighter future for the next generations.
~ RAdiant Sun