Lil Jon Opened A School In Ghana And Dedicated It To Someone Special In His Life

"Yesterday was a special day for me and my family."

You might know Lil Jon loves to "Get Low" and has an album called Crunk Juice, but it turns out education is really important to him as well. The rapper, along with Pencils of Promise, recently opened a primary school in the Asuogyaman District of southeast Ghana and dedicated it to someone very special to him.


"Yesterday was a special day for me and my family," the 46-year-old wrote Friday, October 13, on Instagram. "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."

With Pencils of Promise (PoP, for short) — a nonprofit organization established in 2008 that has built 414 new schools in areas around the world which lacked them to provide quality education — Lil Jon funded the school. He traveled to the West African country along with his wife and his son, paying tribute to his late mother, Carrie M. Smith, who passed away in 2013 and whose birthday is in October.

It seems as though Lil Jon was able to enjoy some time in Ghana, allowing him to get to know the students and teachers at the school. In other Instagram posts, the "Turn Down For What" singer showed followers video of a teacher and students reciting "winners never quit and quitters never win," as well as a video showing students dancing in a ceremony.

The school, dubbed Abomayaw D.A. Kindergarten, contains three classrooms, which are fully furnished, as well as restrooms and an office that will allow children in the community to learn in a safe and established structure. 

Lil Jon's work is just one celebrity working to improve education around the world. For example, Chance the Rapper is working hard to better Chicago Public Schools, and Rihanna is known to casually tweet at world leaders to ask how they're working to improve education around the globe as well as working to improve education for children in Malawi, another southeastern African country.

(H/T: New York Daily News)

Cover image via @liljon / Instagram


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