12-year-old Black girl makes app that connects parents in prison to their kids

12-year-old Black girl makes app that connects parents in prison to their kids

- A 12-year-old girl named Jay'Aina Patton has created a mobile application that connects incarcerated parents to their children back home

- The adorable Black girl was moved to undertake the initiative after she experienced separation with her dad who was in prison for 7 years

- The app named "Photo Patch" has about 2,000 users and has been downloaded over 10,000 times since its launch.

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Jay’Aina Patton, an adorable 12-year-old Black girl has developed a mobile application that can help parents who have been incarcerated to connect to their children.

In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Libertywritersglobal.com, it is indicated that the young girl was motivated to undertake the project after she experienced a strain between herself and her imprisoned father.

Jay'Aina was reportedly three years old when her father, Antoine Patton broke the law and was incarcerated for gun possession where he would spend the next seven years.

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12-Year-Old Black Teen Develops App To Connect Incarcerated Parents With Children

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The young girl experienced frustrations in her bid to connect with her father who was incarcerated in a maximum-security New York State Correctional Facility just six hours away from her.

When he was finally released from prison, Jay'Aina's father decided to create a website that connected families with incarcerated family members.

Driven by her experience, Jay'Aina spent two years developing the mobile application, “Photo Patch” to compliment her dad's website.

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It is indicated that the "Photo Patch" has gotten up to 2,000 users and has been downloaded over 10,000 times since its launch.

In another heartwarming report concerning Black kids, Christopher Okpoti Adjei, a 16-year-old junior high school student in Ghana has become the youngest referee in the country following an appointment from the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

According to reports by the Ghanafa.org and Ghanaweb.com, the teenager was selected as part of an initiative by the GFA to train young referees in the country.

A report dated August 26, 2020, on the GFA's website mentions that the association had launched the “Catch Them Young Refereeing” programme designed to identify, educate and train young talents between the ages of 13-16 to officiate juvenile matches within their regions.

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