Tesla’s chief executive Elon Musk has donated $5 million through his Musk Foundation to non-profit online learning organisation Khan Academy, CNN has reported.
Khan Academy was created in 2008 with the aim of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. It produces short lessons in the form of videos translated into 36 languages. Its website includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators and all its resources are free to users of its website and app.
Khan Academy founder Salman Khan said: “This is going to allow us to accelerate all sorts of content. Our aspirations are all subjects – from kids to early stages of college. This will accelerate our science content, allow us to do more early learning, allow us to make the software and the practice that much more engaging.”
Tesla is an electric vehicle and clean energy company based in Palo Alto, California. The Musk Foundation states that it supports research into renewable energy, human space exploration, pediatrics and science and engineering.
Date published: 19 January 2021