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    Wed, 07 Jul 2010 12:06:47

    Drake Donates $25,000 to Jamaica - Gives funds to dancehall singer Mavado to build a learning center

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    Drake is an all-around nice guy. He has donated $25,000 to Jamaica. He donated the funds to Mavado, a dancehall singer who is building a learning center. The Weekend Star reported that Drake said, "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."

    Two weeks ago, Drake gave Mavado his contribution and since then construction has started in Cassava Piece. Mavado manager Julian Jones-Griffith added: "Obviously it's going to take more than what Drake gave so Mavado has contributed to it and pledges to put more towards it." Tentatively the name for the library is 'Drake and Mavado Peace Center'.

    Who is your favorite philanthropic artist? Can Drake do no wrong?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    07.07.10




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