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Lil Jon opens second school in Ghana

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LIL JON has opened up a second school in Ghana.

The producer and Grammy Award-winning rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Smith, opened the school with Pencils of Promise, an charitable organisation that works to improve access to quality education around the world.

The school, which is located in Mafi Atitekpo, Ghana, has enrolled 313 children since it opened, AOL has reported.

In October 2017, Lil Jon helped build his first school in Ghana in memory of his late mother Carrie M Smith.

This school was also built in partnership with Pencils of Promise.

According to the charity’s website, almost 900 students have been impacted over the lifetime of Lil Jon’s first school in Abomayaw, the Abomayaw DA primary school.

In an interview with CNN in January, when ground was first broken for the second school, Mafi Atitekpo DA primary school, Lil Jon spoke about what motivated him to get behind the projects.

He said: "I'm all about helping children.

"Children are our future and every child deserves to have an environment where they can learn and flourish and gain knowledge."

He added: "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 Get Low rapper donated $70,000 to fund the two schools, CNN reported.

Pencils of Promise was founded by American entrepreneur Adam Braun, the chief operating officer of WeWork and the brother of Scooter, who has managed artists Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande.

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