Atlanta native, Jonathan Smith, better known as rapper Lil Jon, has raised money to give back in an amazing way. Partnering with the non-profit organization, Pencils of Promise, which was founded in 2008 and has built over 400 schools, Lil Jon opened a primary school in eastern Ghana’s Asuogyaman District.
In an Instagram post, the rapper dedicated the Abomayaw D.A. Kindergarten to the people of the community and his mother, Carrie Smith-Williams, who died from complications of diabetes in 2013. After her death, Lil Jon used his Facebook page to raise awareness of the disease and also used his TV platform to educate the masses on diabetes research programs during his time on Celebrity Apprentice.
In the past, Smith has also raised money for schools in his hometown of Atlanta.
The new Abomayaw school will give children in the Asuogyaman District a safe and stable place to learn.
In addition to being the King of Crunk, it’s safe to say that Lil Jon has earned another title as well: King of Compassion.