Jeffrey Bruce Atkins Sr., widely recognized as Ja Rule, has declared his intention to construct a school in Ghana that will offer disadvantaged children an education.
The American rapper broke the news on X with the caption, “I’m also building a school in Ghana can’t wait to go and break ground… Rule love the kids!!!”
The rapper’s charitable act is in line with those of Michael Blankson and Lil Jon, who have made significant contributions to the nation.
In 2018, Lil Jon partnered with Pencils for Promise, an organization that constructs schools in underdeveloped nations like Guatemala, Laos, Nicaragua, and Ghana, according to Complex.
Over 300 students are currently enrolled in the kindergarten-primary school that Jon’s $70,000 donation to the initiative helped to create in the Asuogyaman District of eastern Ghana.
Lil Jon wrote in an Instagram post at the time, “Last year 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.”
Similarly, Blackson, a U.S.-based Ghanaian-Liberian comedian-actor, launched the Michael Blackson Academy in Agona Nsaba, Ghana.
His tuition-free ultramodern school, which opened in January 2023, fulfills the actor’s long-held desire which he had while returning to Ghana after 15 years away.