Lil Jon Opens Primary School in Ghana

Lil Jon, who is known for his hit’s “Yeah,” “Snap Yo Fingers” and “Get Low,” will now be known in Ghana as person who aided in the opening of a new primary school, providing a comfortable space to learn.

Earlier this month, the Atlanta rapper spent time in the Asuogyaman district of eastern Ghana, during the process of the school’s opening. According to the NYDN, Lil Jon teamed up with Pencils of Promise, a program aimed to give children around the world quality education. Pencils of Promise has built 414 schools since its start in 2009. On Thursday (October 19), Lil Jon opened The Abomayaw D.A. Kindergarten with his wife and son by his side. The school is also dedicated to his mother, Carrie Smith, who died in 2013.

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

The Abomayaw D.A. Kindergarten has three fully furnished classrooms, restrooms, and an office. According to local Ghanaian radio station Starr FM, children in the area have spent years studying under trees and in a shed, sometimes even in inclement weather.

Lil Jon has been working with Pencils of Promise since 2012. “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,” he said per NYDN. “I just feel like I’m lost for words of how amazing it feels to give the community something like this school,”

Check out some videos below of Lil Jon’s time in the West African country.

DAY 2 OF GHANA @heyclaire CEREMONY FOR HER SCHOOL @pencilsofpromise

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