Buju establishes foundation to help youths fight poverty
Superstar reggae artiste Buju Banton has established a foundation which aims to ensure that at-risk youths, from newborn to 20 years old, have equal opportunities to succeed, through skills training and educational opportunities.
"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," the Grammy-winning artiste said in a media statement.
Buju, whose given name is Mark Myrie, said that many youths are daunted and are unable to achieve their destiny due to lack of a helping hand. He said the foundation will assist through provision of food, clothing, healthcare and education.
"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," he said.