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Akon has announced the launch of a new foundation to help serve under privileged children in Africa.

According to Akon, the Konfidence Foundation was established to create a better future for the children of Africa.

“It all strung from concept of creating a better future for the kids in Africa,” Akon told “I started realizing as I was growing up and as I was coming up in this business, I allowed myself to be educated, period.  And I think that was the moment where I became more of an entrepreneur; I understood what the essence of business was.”

Akon, who was born in Senegal, recently opened an elementary school there using the proceeds he earned from touring.

“You start to realize education really is the key,” Akon told “You just got to allow yourself to absorb the information and properly use it. With that thought in mind, when we created the Konfidence Foundation, it was more so to find a platform to educate all these children so that they can have a better future with what’s left to develop in Africa. We built my first elementary school in Senegal, which is an incredible accomplishment because I did it with my own money, my tour money and did it myself.”

According to Akon, his next project will be to create and establish a new University in Senegal for students, in addition to future plans to build hospitals in the country.

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