Lil Jon opens second school in Ghana with Pencils of Promise (exclusive)

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Jon is doing some good in a time when the world needs it most.

Pencils of Promise, the organization which helps to build schools and increase educational opportunity in developing countries, has confirmed that Lil Jon opened his second school in the village of Mafi Atitekpo in Ghana. The new school named, Mafi Atitekpo DA Primary School, broke ground in December 2017 and was officially inaugurated in July 2018, and has since been operating since with 313 children enrolled.

Thanks to Lil Jon's generous donation of $70,000, Pencils of Promise was able to build schools with safe conditions. Most of these schools face overcrowding, forcing some students to learn under a tree outside of the school. Witnessing these learning conditions firsthand during his first trip to Ghana is what motivated Lil Jon to help.

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The first school Lil Jon helped to fund in October 2017 was built in honor of late mother, Carrie M.Smith, which currently enrolls nearly 250 students. Overall, PoP is impacting over 35,000 students in Ghana.

“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! It’s been really fulfilling to see the impact these schools have made on so many of these children’s and families’ futures,” said Lil Jon.

PoP has also teamed up with stars such as Justin Bieber and Olivia Culpo in the past to support these difficult educational systems.  

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BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 24: Adam Braun and Tehillah Braun attend the Pencils of Promise 10th Anniversary Gala at Duggal Greenhouse on October 24, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 24: Lil Jon attends the Pencils of Promise 10th Anniversary Gala at Duggal Greenhouse on October 24, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 24: Tori Kelly attends the Pencils of Promise 10th Anniversary Gala at Duggal Greenhouse on October 24, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Val Chmerkovskiy 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 )
BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 24: Bazzi attends the Pencils of Promise 10th Anniversary Gala at Duggal Greenhouse on October 24, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 24: Aqua Parios attends the Pencils of Promise 10th Anniversary Gala at Duggal Greenhouse on October 24, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 24: Zane Lowe attends the Pencils of Promise 10th Anniversary Gala at Duggal Greenhouse on October 24, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 24: (L-R) Megan Irminger, Zuri Tibby, and Aqua Parios attend the Pencils of Promise 10th Anniversary Gala at Duggal Greenhouse on October 24, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 24: Scooter Braun attends the Pencils of Promise 10th Anniversary Gala at Duggal Greenhouse on October 24, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 24: Scooter Braun (L) and Adam Braun attend the Pencils of Promise 10th Anniversary Gala at Duggal Greenhouse on October 24, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Tori Kelly performs onstage during 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 )
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Honorary Event Co-Chair Scooter Braun speaks onstage during 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 )
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