Wednesday 3 January 2024

Accidental Famous Person πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

This is Jake, a Ghanaian kid whose photo became so popular that it raised thousands of dollars funds from internet users.

Back in 2015, Adufah, a young man studying the arts in University of Illinois USA, stepped back in his hometown Ghana. He decided to share his passion for arts in a primary school. The same school where Jake used to go. During these arts sessions, Adufah's friend, Carlos Cortes would take pictures of the kids drawing.

Back in the USA, Adufah posted the hundred of pictures he had taken during in Ghana on social media. But amidst these several captions, one caught a special attention of the public : the photo of Jake.

The extremely serious face of Jake and the way he focused on his drawing amused people and his photo became viral within hours. People started making memes with Jake's photo.

Seeing this unexpected fame of Jake, Adufah decided to raise funds. He asked people to turn their likes into cash in order to help education of the kids in Jake's school. His idea was approved by the public since he raised 2000 dollars within barely the first 24 hours. The final amount was about 20000 dollars. This money was intended to pay for Jake's education and to help other kids in his village.

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