"It’s Been Really Fulfilling To See The Impact These Schools Have Made On So Many Of These Children’s And Families’ Futures"

Lil Jon is doing big things. The American rapper has opened a second school in Ghana where underprivileged school children can learn and grow.

“Last year [October of 2017], I went with my family to open up my first Pencils of Promise school in Ghana, and now to have over 300 kids already enrolled in my second school there is incredible,” Lil Jon said of the progress of his first school in the country. “It’s been really fulfilling to see the impact these schools have made on so many of these children’s and families’ futures,” Jon shared.


The rapper committed $70,000 to the cause of better education for children in Ghana after traveling to the country and seeing the conditions that children face while trying to get a basic education. “One community they had a big mango tree and two classes were sitting under the mango tree and that’s not a condition conducive with learning,” Lil Jon recalled. “Kids are going to get distracted, plus, it’s extremely hot. It compelled me to want to do more,” he continued.

“Children shouldn’t have to suffer for any reason,” Jon further explained. “One of these kids could grow up to be a scientist, a lawyer, an astronaut, the president of their country. I could create an environment where all these things could happen.”

The sky now certainly seems to be the limit for kids in Ghana, thanks to Lil Jon. Stay tuned for more celebrity charity news!



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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