Dancehall star Aidonia isn’t all raspy voice and rude lyrics, he is also about charity and good will.

Aidonia’s One Voice foundation announced last week that they will give a $200,000 grant to one student of the Maxfield Park Primary School in St Andrew for their high school duration. Four other students of the same school will receive $20,000 in book vouchers.

Speaking to the Jamaica Observer, principal of the school, Annette McDonald said that past students of the school have tried to assist but this initiative is the most ambitious. She went on to say that only the student with the highest grades, best attitude and overall behaviour from grades one to six, will qualify for the grant and that the assistance will definitely go a long way in helping some of the kids at the school.

The initiative, which was Aidonia’s mother’s idea, is something the dancehall deejay said he always wanted to do.
“We’ve wanted to do this for the past couple of years. We want to look out for the youths because they are the future. We want to show them the right things to do to make a better Jamaica,” he said.