Frontlist | Elon Musk Donates $5 Million To Khan Academy To Boost Online Education
Elon Musk again made headlines but this time for his incredible donation to boost online education. The world’s richest person and business magnate Elon Musk donated $5 million to Khan Academy by means of Musk Foundation. The Khan Academy is an American non-profit educational organisation which works to boost online education.
Sal Khan posted a Thankyou video on Tuesday to express his gratitude towards Elon Musk and Musk Foundation for donating 5 million dollars. He said, “Thank you @elonmusk and @MuskFoundation for an incredible $5m donation to @khanacademy. Here is my thank you video:”
In the video, he can be seen saying, “I just want to give a huge shout and thank you to Elon Musk and everyone at the Musk foundation. For their credible generous support for Khan Academy, they just recently gave a $5 million donation to Khan academy.
He further added, that the donation will help him and his team to improve their content, software, and make learning more engaging for over a million of students and teachers around the world.
Khan Academy has come a long way with 120 million registered users and 20-30 million users every month, said Khan in the Youtube video.
Watch his Thankyou message here:
Musk Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded by Elon Musk in 2002 to donate in various sectors such as, renewable energy and advocacy, pediatric research, engineering education and many more.
The Khan Academy is a saviour for students who want to access free educational tools to enhance their knowledge. The Khan Academy is an American non-profit educational institution which was founded in the year 2008 by Salman Khan, also known as Sal Khan. The online tools, and multiple languages aid students across the globe to provide world class education to everyone.
The Academy posts short videos, covering the lessons to help students learn better. Its website also provides supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators free of cost.
This is not the first time Elon Musk has shown his generosity by donating a huge amount. According to reports in the Tesmanian, Musk Foundation donated 480,000 Dollars in grants for water filtration in Flint, Michigan and 424,000 Dollars to supply laptop computers to Flint middle-schools.
Source: Outlook India