Ghnewslab.com can confirm 46-year-old American rapper and record producer Lil Jon has opened the doors to Mafi Atitekpo DA Primary School in eastern Ghana. The effort was part of Jon’s ongoing support of Pencils for Promise, a “for-purpose” organization that builds schools in developing countries like Guatemala, Laos, Nicaragua, and 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,”
PoP CEO Tanya Ramos told Entertainment Tonight. “We are thrilled to open the Mafi Atitekpo DA school with Lil Jon and can’t wait to see his impact in action.”
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According to AOL, the school was officially inaugurated over the summer and has since enrolled more than 300 children. And it was thanks in large part to Jon’s $70,000 donation.
News of Mafi Atitekpo’s opening arrives nearly one year after Jon and PoP launched the Abomayaw D.A. Kindergarten school in the same rural village. The rapper said he wanted to build the facility in honor of his late mother, Carrie M.Smith.
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