Help raise funds to educate Ghanaian children

Jake Amo has become a media sensation after memes of the Ghanaian boy went viral.

Solomon Adufah has been working in Ghanian villages with children and one of his team took the photograph of Jake. After realising the pic of the little boy had gone viral, he set up a fundraising campaign.

Adufah hopes Jake will really inspire people to turn their 'likes' into cash to help pay for his education and that of the other children in the village.

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies chatted to the photographer and philanthropist on the phone from New York.

The photographer says he has spent the past two years working on the Homeland Ghana series visiting villages in Ghana and using his photography to help educate the children.

Children naturally love doing creative stuff, and by doing that it's a way of them expressing themselves.

Solomon Adufah, photographer and philanthropist, New York

The children's lessons took place Monday to Friday and Jake was one of his students. The iconic photograph was taken while the boy was drawing on paper in the village of Asempanaye, Koforidua.

I was doing the teaching and a friend of mine Carlos captured that moment.

Solomon Adufah, photographer and philanthropist, New York

The photograph was captured by Adufah's colleague Carlos Court.

Jake was one that was really quiet and a bit timid and shy, but his talent showed when he presented his work.

Solomon Adufah, photographer and philanthropist, New York

Adufah is helping raise funds at GoFundMe and your contribution could help the children in the village receive an education.

Donate or visit: WWW.GOFUNDME.COM/HOMELANDGHANA


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