Boy who took in­ter­net by storm, do­ing well

The New Age (Free State) - - NEWS - KUTULLO MADISHA ku­tul­lom@the­newage.co.za

JAKE Amo, the boy who took so­cial me­dia time lines by storm a year ago, is mak­ing good progress ac­cord­ing to Africa Check.

Var­i­ous in­ter­net photo memes popped up fea­tur­ing the Gha­nian tod­dler ab­sorbed in his art­work.

The boy be­came a vi­ral sen­sa­tion across so­cial net­works in South Africa.

Africa Check said the photo of Amo, then four years old, from the vil­lage of Asem­panaye in Ghana by pho­tog­ra­pher Car­los Cortes, was taken dur­ing artist Solomon Ad­u­fah’s visit to teach art at a school in Au­gust 2015.

In July 2017, Ad­u­fah re­turned to Ghana and man­aged to catch up with Jake.

“He was on school va­ca­tion and vis­it­ing fam­ily dur­ing my short stay but I was able to visit them to check up on him,” Ad­u­fah told Africa Check.

Jake is also en­rolled in an ex­tracur­ric­u­lar pro­gramme at his school to help him with his English, maths and draw­ing.

“The Ghana Ed­u­ca­tion Ser­vice in the east­ern re­gion district will con­tinue to mon­i­tor his progress in a work­ing re­la­tion­ship with Home­land Africa and his fam­ily.”

Home­land Africa is the char­ity Ad­u­fah, orig­i­nally from Ghana and now liv­ing in the US, started to pro­vide ed­u­ca­tional re­sources for chil­dren on the con­ti­nent

PIC­TURE : AFRICACHECK

FA­MOUS: Jake Amo.

SEN­SA­TIONAL: Jake Amo.

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