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Lil Jon Opens Kindergarten School In Ghana

Lil Jon turns up for education in Ghana.

Rapper Lil Jon spent last week opening a primary school in the Asuogyaman District in eastern Ghana.

The rapper raised money for the kindergarten school earlier this year in conjunction with Pencils of Promise, a program designed to give children around the world quality education. Since 2009, Pencils of Promise has built 414 schools.

Lil Jon at 2016 Pencils of Promise Gala

The Abomayaw D.A. Kindergarten officially opened on Thursday and Lil Jon, his wife and son all made the trip for the special occasion. The school’s dedication honored Jon’s mother, Carrie Smith, who who died in 2013.

“Yesterday was a special day for me and my family,” the rapper wrote on Instagram on Friday. “We had a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of a brand new primary school in Ghana I funded along with @pencilsofpromise. I dedicated it to the Abomayaw community and to my mother. God is good.”

The so-called King of Crunk spent about a week in the West African country before the opening, meeting students, sitting in on classes and enjoying the culture.

Abomayaw D.A. Kindergarten has three fully furnished classrooms, restrooms and an office. Children in the area have spent years studying under trees and in a shed, reported local Ghanaian radio station Starr FM. Now, the students can still learn, even when it rains.

This is Lil Jon’s first project with Pencils of Promise, though he’s worked with the group since 2012, he told another local Ghanaian station Joy Online. “It is amazing to see the community come out and support and the appreciation they are showing for us being here, us coming into the community, us building the school. I just feel like I’m lost for words of how amazing it feels to give the community something like this school,” he said.

 

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