Lil Jon just opened his second school in Ghana with the help of Pencils of Promise.
The “Turn Down For What” rapper, 47, who is a longtime supporter of the charity, opened the Mafi Atitekpo DA Primary School in the village of Mafi Atitekpo in Ghana.
“Lil Jon is one of our most loyal and passionate celebrity supporters, from his work in the field to donating his birthday to make two schools a reality, he continues to impact education needs for those in rural communities,” said Pencils of Promise CEO Tanya Ramos. “We are thrilled to open the Mafi Atitekpo DA school with Lil Jon and can’t wait to see his impact in action.”
The brand-new school was built in honour of Lil Jon’s late mother, Carrie M. Smith, and currently has 244 students enrolled.
The first school, Abomayaw D.A. Kindergarten, first opened last October. Lil Jon has donated a total of $70,000 to the organization, which helped fund both schools.
“Last year [October of 2017] I went with my family to open up my first Pencils of Promise school in Ghana, and now to have over 300 kids already enrolled in my second school there is incredible! It’s been really fulfilling to see the impact these schools have made on so many of these children’s and families’ futures,” he said.
Lil Jon has been a longtime supporter of Pencils of Promise.