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Published On: Thu, Oct 27th, 2016

The Story of Jake:Meet an overnight internet sensation

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This is Jake, the Ghanaian boy who has became an overnight internet sensation. The picture of the young boy sitting on a desk, writing with a serious expression on his face has been shared thousands of times in Africa.
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The picture was part of Ghanaian artist,Solomon Adufa’s series called ‘homeland series’. It features pictures of underprivileged kids on the African continent and the artist has appealed to people to help with funding and resources for kids like Jake.

The artist posted this picture of Jake saying “Jake was one of the children I taught in Ghana. He was always gentle and quiet.. Ever present in class and was eager to learn everyday. That’s what I loved about all the children. Their enthusiasm and high spirit was refreshing and encouraged me to continue helping them”.

He also said that he hopes something good will come out of the memes and attention that Jake is getting.-Online

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