Words by Fatima Barrie

Jonathan Smith, most popularly known as former Eastside Boyz member and rapper Lil Jon, teamed up with the non-profit organization Pencils of Promise (PoP), to build a primary school in Ghana.

Lil Jon began fundraising with PoP earlier this year in January during his birthday dinner, and now the rapper is reaping the benefits of his generous contribution to the Abomayaw community. The kindergarten school, Abomayaw D.A. Kindergarten, officially opened on October 12 and is described as being a “three unit KG Classroom block with ancillary office and washroom facilities,” by Ghana’s Starr FM news.

The rapper was elated as he shared the proud moment on Instagram, “YESTERDAY WAS A SPECIAL DAY FOR ME AND MY FAMILY. WE HAD THE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AND DEDICATION OF A BRAND NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL IN GHANA 🇬🇭 I FUNDED ALONG WITH @pencilsofpromise I DEDICATED IT TO THE ABOMAYAW COMMUNITY AND TO MY MOTHER. GOD IS GOOD 🙏🏽”

The school dedicated to the people of Abomayaw and Lil Jon’s late mother Carrie M. Smith, will provide the proper learning environment for children to succeed.