Lil Jon helped fund the creation of a primary school in Ghana last year, and now he’s been at work looking to help with their education. In a recent report by AOL, they reported that Lil Jon opened his second school in the village of Mafi Atitekpo. The school was finished back in December 2017 before officially opening up in July 2018.
It currently has 313 children enrolled, and with his first school holding 250 students, he’s managed to provide more than 500 kids with a place to educate themselves. He first became interested in building the schools after he saw the learning conditions of the youth in the area a couple years ago. Jon contributed a total of $70,000 to construct the schools along with his partners, Pencils of Promise. The Pencils of Promise website states that they’ve built close to 500 schools with around 100,000 children enrolled.
“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,” Lil Jon said. “It’s been really fulfilling to see the impact these schools have made on so many of these children’s and families’ futures.”
Salute to Lil Jon for giving back to the community!
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