-American rapper constructs classroom Block in Ghana
-The construction was part of a project to help alleviate Schools under trees
-The rapper was accompanied by his wife and son to commission the project
Iconic American rapper and music producer, Jonathan Smith, known in showbiz as Lil Jon has constructed a Kindergarten block for residents of Abomayaw in the Asuogyaman district of the Eastern region of Ghana.
The rapper worked to build the classroom block with the help of an NGO, Pencils of Promise which was established in memory of his mother, Carrie M. Smith.
During the commissioning ceremony, the rapper who was in the company of his wife, Nicole Smith and their son, Nathan Smith. In a colorful ceremony, the 46-year old rapper joined in on the cultural performance by the young pupils.
The musician who was quite delighted about the way the project had been received by the people could not thank the residents of the area enough for their immense support in making the project a reality.
He said young children who were of school-going age and were about to enter into the Kindergarten needed a conducive environment to study in to be able to imbibe what they are taught.
It was reported that Abomayaw which is noted for its peasant farmers prior to the establishment of the classroom block had the Kindergarten students studying under trees and sheds.
The reports indicated that the students were always turned back home when it rained which demoralized many parents from sending their children to school. The reports indicated that out of the 200 children who were eligible to attend school, only 75 had actually been enrolled in school due to the infrastructural deficit.
The rapper was assisted by the Member of Parliament for Asuogyaman, Thomas Ampem Nyarko. The MP is believed to have supported the Project with building materials from the Common Fund.
The lawmaker encouraged parents in the community to enroll their children to enable them get access to education
YEN is building a platform where Ghanaians can share local news and own experiences with each other. Witnessing an incident?
Want to tell about a local problem? Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition?
Your stories and photos are always welcome. Send us a message via YEN’s official Facebook page.