Many consider Africa to be the hopeful continent. In the last 10 years, 6 of the 10 fastest growing countries were located in Africa. In 8 of the last 10 years, Africa grew faster than East Asia, which includes Japan. Africa is rising and rising fast, but still many live in a poverty so thick that the powers at be never bothered to run electricity to them. But Akon wants to take on providing solar power to 600,000,000 Africans. Not just that, but to build an academy that assures future prosperity.