Jake’s cute-serious face that went viral and raised money for his school

Photos of kid Jake are irresistible as his cute cheeks grabs your attention before you swipe for another one to see. His glittering eyes captivates the viewers and attracts them instantly.

viral photographs of kid Jack that went viral on internet
viral photographs of kid Jack that went viral on internet

A photograph of a kid from Ghana is going viral on the internet and surprisingly, it has raised thousands of dollars as funds from internet users. The kid in the photograph is identified as ‘Jake’ who has represented the idea of the photographer ‘Solomon Adufah’

Adufah is a young man who is studying arts in University of Illinois USA. In 2015, the arts student came back to his hometown in Ghana for the project ‘Homeland Ghana’.

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logo of the Project Homeland Ghana under Homeland Africa
logo of the Project Homeland Ghana under Homeland Africa

He came back with a decision to share his passion for arts in a primary school. There he found Jake and while taking arts sessions Adufah’s friend Carlos Cortes took pictures of the drawings made by the kids.

After the completion of their session, Adufah and Cortes travelled back to USA and posted hundreds of pictures on their Instagram handle that they clicked in Accra, Ghana.

Photographer and Artist Solomon Adufah
Photographer and Artist Solomon Adufah

Out of those hundred pictures, many were interesting and attractive but only one caught attention of the viewers which was captioned as ‘Public: the photo of Jake.’

Photos of kid Jake are irresistible as his cute cheeks grabs your attention before you swipe for another one to see. His glittering eyes captivates the viewers and attracts them instantly.

Photographer Carlos Cortes
Photographer Carlos Cortes

What caught the attention of the people was the extremely serious face of Jake and the way he was focused while drawing. His seriousness made people curious and his photo became viral within just few hours.

Eventually, people on social media started making memes with Jake’s photograph. Considering the unexpected rising fame of Jake, photographer Adufah decided to raise funds.

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photograph of Jack with his Cute-Serious face that went viral
photograph of kid Jack with his Cute-Serious face that went viral

He then started asking people to turn their likes into cash and urged to help for the education of the kids in Jake’s school.

Adufah’s idea was then approved by the public as he raised $2000 in just first 24 -hours. The final amount collected was $20,000.

photograph of kid Jack with his Cute-Serious face that went viral
photograph of kid Jack with his Cute-Serious face that went viral

The amount was collected with an intention to pay fees for Jake’s education and to help other kids in his village.

Notably, the children wanted necessary things that they needed in school such as school uniform, shoes and sports attire.

It is difficult for the children of Ghana to do their homework at night because of the lack of consistent electricity.

kids of school with Adufah in Ghana photographed during Homeland Ghana project
kids of school with Adufah in Ghana photographed during Homeland Ghana project

The photographers have promised to gift an alternative generator during the power outage. They have also mentioned that the school they covered in the Homeland Ghana project lack clean sanitary water, sports equipment, sustainable toilets, new desks, tables and chairs.

It was a great initiative by photographer friends Adufah and Cortes that made the Homeland Ghana project successful, Indeed!