Lil Jon Opens Second School In Ghana

Lil Jon Opens Second School In Ghana

Lil Jon is known as the “King of Crunk” because of the rowdy tunes that he is responsible for. These days, the Atlanta producer is more about education than hype music. Now, he has dedicated some of his riches to providing better educational opportunities for kids in Ghana. Today, it was reported that Lil John has broken ground on a new school in the African nation. According to The Grio, he did so in collaboration with Pencils Of Promise, an organization that “works around the world to provide educational opportunities and tools. It was founded by Adam Braun, the brother of music manager Scooter Braun, who is best known for launching the careers of stars like Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber.”

The school is named Mafi Atitekpo DA Primary School. It is the second school that Lil Jon has helped to open in Ghana’s Mafi Atitekpo village and 313 children will benefit. Abomayaw D.A. Kindergarten, the first school, was opened last October. Lil Jon reportedly donated $70,000 towards the schools. “I’m all about helping children,” said Lil Jon. “Children are our future and every child deserves to have an environment where they can learn and flourish and gain knowledge.”

CNN reports that Lil was inspired to open the schools after visiting Ghana last fall. “When I saw the conditions where these children were trying to learn, one community they had a big mango tree and two classes were sitting under the mango tree and that’s not a condition conducive with learning,” he revealed. “Kids are going to get distracted, plus it’s extremely hot. It compelled me to want to do more.”

Lil Jon also says that he was compelled to open the schools thinking about his own son who is now a student at New York University. “Children shouldn’t have to suffer for any reason,” he said. “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.”

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