African American rapper, record producer, and DJ, Lil Jon, has recently opened a primary school for children in Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region who used to study under trees.
The school building has three fully furnished classrooms, an office, and washroom facilities.
Lil Jon, 45, has produced hits such as “Salt Shaker” by Ying Yang Twins, “Yeah!” by Usher, “Freek-a-Leek” by Petey Pablo.
“Kindergarten kids, at their age, they keep up so much stuff. So if you can provide an appropriate environment for education, it can make learning very easy for them. And I’m glad I can help facilitate that for these kids looking at where they came from,” Lil Jon told Starr News in an interview.
“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 Pencils of Promise. I dedicated it to the Abomayaw community and to my mother (Carrie M. Smith). God is good,” The Atlanta-based rapper said in an Instagram post.
Pencils of Promise is a group dedicated to making education accessible in communities around the world.