Last October, it was reported that rapper Lil Jon teamed up with non-profit organization Pencils of Promise (PoP), to build a primary school in Ghana. The kindergarten school dedicated to the Abomayaw community, was completely funded by Lil Jon, and built in hopes of providing a proper and successful learning environment for students. On January 24, CNN reported that the rap star broke ground on a second school in Ghana last month.
In another partnership with the PoP charity, the newest school Mafi Atitekpo DA Primary School, will enroll 313 children from the village of Mafi Atitekpo. Lil Jon donated a generous amount of $70,000 to help build the two Ghanaian schools. He told CNN,
“I’m all about helping children. Children are our future and every child deserves to have an environment where they can learn and flourish and gain knowledge.”
Lil Jon also shared that fatherhood and his son, a current student a New York University, inspired him to help the children of Ghana.
“Children shouldn’t have to suffer for any reason. One of these kids could grow up to be a scientist, a lawyer, an astronaut, the president of their country. I could create an environment where all these things could happen.”