Ja Rule Fulfills Pledge, Building New School in Ghana

Ja Rule and his wife visited Ghana on Tuesday to begin building a classroom block for St. John’s Anglican Basic School in Nuaso, located in the country’s Eastern Region.

The classroom block is being built in collaboration with Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization based in the United States that works to improve the globe via education, school construction, and water and sanitation programs.

Ja Rule’s project will include a six-unit classroom block and other amenities for St. John’s Anglican Basic School. During Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony, the rapper expressed his pride in being a part of Ghana’s school building project.

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

“When I glance around, I see a lot of gorgeous students from Nuaso Anglican Primary. And, for me, education is the foundation of any community. And with that stated, Ghana, I appreciate you all. “I thank you for accepting me as your brother,” he explained.

During the ceremony, Ghana’s deputy Minister for Arts and Tourism urged Ja Rule to support Ghana’s “Beyond the Return” campaign upon his return to the US.

When the rapper and his wife, Aisha Atkins, arrived in Ghana, they first went to the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Accra to pay tribute to Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, before meeting with local community leaders in Krobo Edumase in the Eastern Region.

Ja Rule revealed his school project in January, following similar efforts by Michael Blackson and Lil Jon. In 2018, Lil Jon collaborated with Pencils for Promise to construct a school in the Asuogyaman District of eastern Ghana.

Blackson, a Ghanaian-Liberian comedian and actor based in the United States, has also established the Michael Blackson Academy in Agona Nsaba, Ghana.

His tuition-free ultramodern school, which opened in January 2023, satisfies the actor’s long-held dream of returning to Ghana after 15 years abroad.

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