Reggae Legend Buju Banton Launches The Buju Banton Foundation To Aide at Risk Youths In Jamaica
“Born in abject poverty I know what it is for a child to go without basic necessities. I also know what it is to be a youth with big dreams and lots of determination,” states Banton. “Unfortunately, daunted and unable to achieve your destiny, due to lack of a helping hand. It is not an easy road, my children. However, Jah has blessed me. I have made it my mission through the Buju Banton Foundation, to help, by giving light to youth living in the darkness of poverty. Through provision of food, clothing, healthcare, and education. Thus ensuring they too have equal opportunities to succeed”
Never forgetting the poverty of his childhood years, Banton has used his music to serve as a voice for the voiceless, through messages of unity, perseverance, and hope. The Buju Banton Foundation is an extension of his uplifting and charitable heart. The Foundation was established to ensure at-risk youths, age range newborn to twenty years old, have equal opportunities for success through skills training and educational opportunities.