(AllHipHop News) Grammy-winning recording artist Jonathan "Lil Jon" Smith partnered with the Pencils of Promise nonprofit organization to open a second school in Ghana. The Mafi Atitekpo DA Primary School, located in the village of Mafi Atitekpo, was officially inaugurated in July 2018 and currently serves 313 children.
“Last year 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,” states Lil Jon.
Mafi Atitekpo DA Primary School follows Abomayaw D.A. Kindergarten which opened its doors in October 2017. Lil Jon donated $70,000 to Pencils of Promise in order to build the two schools in Mafi Atitekpo. Previously, students in the area were reportedly learning in a cement structure with block windows or outside under a tree.
"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,” says 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.”