Award-winning American rapper and producer, Lil Jon has commissioned a three unit KG Classroom block with ancillary office and washroom facilities at Abomayaw, a rural community in Asuogyaman district of the Eastern region of Ghana.
He commissioned the project in memory and honour of his mother, Carrie M. Smith.
Lil Jon, who is known in real life as Jonathan Smith, commissioned the project on Thursday October 12, 2017 and was done in partnership with nonprofit organisation Pencils of Promise.
According to the 46-year-old rapper who is reportedly worth $25 million, his family chose Ghana for the project because they are black Americans and thus bias for Ghana.
He told Starr News that “this is the first Project we’ve done together of this kind and it is amazing to see the community come out to support and the appreciation they are showing for us building the school and I just feel like I’m lost for words of how amazing it feels to give the community something like this school.”
He added that children in their early ages learn so many things therefore the need to get a conducive learning environment.
“Kindergarten kids at their age they keep up so much stuff so if you can provide appropriate environment for education it can make learning very easy for them and I’m glad I can help facilitate that for these kids looking at where they came from, open basically sheds outside, you can imagine the heat and the obstruction and now they have a well building if it rains.”