Buju Banton is making good on his promise to help at-risk boys through his foundation.
The Buju Banton Foundation was launched earlier this year with the Grammy-winning reggae singer pledging to use his own money to help at-risk youths in Jamaica. Buju spent Labor Day delivering supplies to one of the care hostels under the Possibility Programme in the corporate area. Rosemary Duncan, director of the Buju Banton Foundation, says that the singer sent a message to the young boys housed at the facility.
“Buju sent his message to these young men explaining that he knows what it is like to be in their shoes,” Duncan said. “He grew up in a poor community and understands what poverty is like and to be without certain needs. That’s why he chose that facility.”
Buju Banton was performing in Guyana at a sold-out show when the staffs from his foundation turned up with supplies and a message from the singer. Duncan revealed that one hundred percent of the funds came from Buju.
The Buju Banton Foundation is targeting youths in the Kingston area who are most at risk to fall into crime and poverty. Among the targeting demographic are youths who wipe windshield at the stoplights.