American Rapper Ja Rule collaborates with NGO to construct classrooms in Ghana

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American rapper Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Bruce Atkins, has teamed up with an international nonprofit organisation Pencils of Promise to construct a new school building in Ghana.

The project will give the St. John’s Anglican Basic School in Nuaso, Eastern Region, additional facilities and a much-needed six-unit classroom block.

Ja Rule’s dedication was clear during the groundbreaking event. He conveyed his happiness at returning the favour to the community.

“I’m proud to be out here to have the audacity to come out here to build a school for my people,” Ja Rule said, adding “I know this will be an opportunity that will last for many years to come, this is just the beginning of something special.”

Among the dignitaries present at the ceremony were the deputy minister for arts and tourism, who wished Ja Rule well and urged him to support Ghana’s “Beyond the Return” campaign when he returned to the United States.

Pencils of Promise CEO explained the selection of Nuaso and the project timeline. Both the CEO and his wife received traditional smocks as a gesture of welcome.

“This project for the Nuaso basic school will be a six-unit classroom block and washroom facilities,” the CEO said.

“It will take several months, we will get started in June. It may take a while, but before the end of the year, it’ll be done. We always think about places that need us the most, we can’t do every community every single time, we care for the communities that will partner with us, and we’ll do the work together.”

Source: Citinewsroom

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