Lil Jon Helps Get A Primary School Built In Ghana
When the world wasn’t looking, the King of Crunk became the King of Doing Good for the children of Ghana.
As reported by Vibe, the rapper you know as Lil Jon recently celebrated the completion of a primary school that he helped commission and build in order to increase education efforts in an eastern part of Ghana. Over the weekend, she shared some images and video of the new Abomayaw D.A. Kindergarten over social media, a school block he is funding alongside the education organization Pencils of Promise. Three fully-furnished classrooms, bathroom facilities and an office were part of the construction. Check out some of the Instagram posts of the school below.
The Ghana radio outlet StarrFM Online said that this new building replaced its dilapidated predecessor in a rural area of the Asuogyaman district. Prior to this, children who live in this part of Ghana would have to attend schools in sheds and were forced to stay home when rainy days made conditions impossible to study or teach in. As a result, many farmers would avoid sending their kids to school at all. Speaking to the local media, Lil Jon shared not only his excitement for the finished project, but also how it carries the memory of his mother, the late Carrie Smith-Williams.
“This is the first project we’ve done together of this kind and it is amazing to see the community come out to support [it],” he said. “I just feel like I’m lost for words of how amazing it feels to give the community something like this school.” As of this writing, the school is home to just 75 of the 200 children that reside in the area, but the endeavor has been underway for less than a year. “If you can provide an appropriate environment for education, it can make learning very easy for them,” he added. “I’m glad I can help facilitate that for these kids looking at where they came from (open basically sheds outside). You can imagine the heat and the obstruction. Now they have a well building if it rains.”