Lil Jon Cuts the Ribbon on Second School In Ghana Less Than a Year After the First One Began Enrollment

Less than a year after opening his first school in Ghana, Lil Jon has opened a second school in the African country thanks to a partnership with Pencils of Promise.

The non-profit organization, which is aimed at assisting with building schools and expanding educational opportunity in developing countries, confirmed to AOL Tuesday, Nov. 13 that the rapper has opened his second school in the village of Mafi Atitekpo. Called Mafi Atitekpo D.A. Primary School, it officially began enrollment in July 2018 with 313 students in attendance.

In response to the news of the school’s opening making headlines, Lil Jon wrote simply on his Instagram account, “🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽.”

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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 24: Lil Jon attends the Pencils of Promise 10th Anniversary Gala at the Duggal Greenhouse on October 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Pencils Of Promise )

Plans for Mafi Atitekpo D.A. have been in the works for over a year and Lil Jon, whose real name is Jonathan Smith, broke ground on the school in January.

“I’m all about helping children,” the performer told CNN at the time. “Children are our future and every child deserves to have an environment where they can learn and flourish and gain knowledge.”

The second school’s opening follows the ribbon being cut on Lil Jon’s first primary school, named Abomayaw D.A. Kindergarten after his late mother, in October 2017. The MC has raised $70,000 to open each school with the organization founded by Adam Braun in 2008.

“Yesterday was a special day for me and my family,” the rapper said on his Instagram page at the time of the first school’s opening. “We had a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of a brand new primary school in Ghana I funded along with [Pencils of Promise]. I dedicated it to the Abomayaw community and to my mother. God is good.”

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