Drake Helps Build Mavado's Learning Center in Jamaica

The former star of Degrassi shines a light on education as he helps Singjay Mavado build a learning center in Jamaica.

Drake has joined Singjay Mavado in building a learning center for Jamaican students. The learning center, housed in Jamaica's Cassava Piece community, has been Mavado's dream for quite some time and the Young Money star was happy to cooperate with a $25,000 donation towards a new library.

The location is familiar to Drizzy, who shot his latest video, "Find Your Love" there in April.

Mavado's manager, Julian Jones-Griffith, explained how it all came together as noted in The Jamaica Star.

"Basically Mavado and Drake shot some scenes in Cassava Piece and struck up an immediate rapport with the people there. He thought they showed him a lot of love and he was very down to earth with them and wanted to do something positive."

Drake spoke to The Star about it, as well, saying the experience has been fulfilling.

"I had a great time when I was in Jamaica and the people of Cassava Piece showed me a lot of love. I just wanted to show back some love by helping out with Mavado's project on the Gullyside. It's a very positive move and something I am very happy to be a part of. Education is the key to life so to be able to assist in that process is very fulfilling."

Construction for the library, tentatively titled 'Drake and Mavado Peace Center,' has already started. In a statement, Mavado noted that he was born and raised in Cassava Piece and always looks for ways to impact the community in a positive way, citing peace between rival communities.

"We're grateful for his contribution, it's a great gesture, he is not even a Jamaican, so for him to do this and help build a foundation of knowledge and learning in our community is appreciated. All the successful Jamaicans should take a leaf out of Drake's book," Mavado added.

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  • Mrcocky

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  • miguel Guttierres

    Good looking out Drake, helping the kids out...

  • truthbetoldagain

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