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Twitter Users Agog With Excitement After Harvard Admitted Student, Aramide Raises $68,000 Tuition Against All Odds

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Twitter Users Agog With Excitement After Harvard Admitted Student, Aramide Raises $68,000 Tuition Against All Odds

Aramide Akintimehin

Aramide Akintimehin

Even at a time when the world battles a pandemic which has adversely affected global economy, the good in humanity still shines bright as Nigerians and others around the world have come together to contribute a whopping sum of $68,000 in 25 days, being tuition of 20-year-old Akintimehin Aramide.

This came to be after the First Class Economics student from Covenant University, Ota took to Twitter on April 27 to share news about her admission into the Harvard University.

Aramide’s good news was however laced with the sad news that she needed financial assistance to pay her tuition.

This single tweet went viral after continuous reposts from campaigners who supported her cause, and gained over 8,000 likes and retweets on Twitter.

25 days later, Aramide who is passionate about education in a tweet gave an update about the success of her crowdfunding.

According to her, through donations, scholarships and a GoFundMe account in her her, she amassed $64,152 in the space of 25 days and also informed her followers about the new target of $3,848.

This further spurred interaction from Twitter users and in less than 24 hours, the target was met.

Sharing the news of the complete tuition, Nigerians went agog as this feat was only achieved in 25 days, notwithstanding the economic downturn globally.

See some congratulatory messages below;

In a short video, Aramide appreciated everyone who contributed towards making her dreams of studying at Harvard come true.

Aramide had been in the news earlier this year dedicating her life to teaching primary school pupils even as a first class student of economics.

She earns a living as a primary school teacher who also runs a free school for out-of-school children, Talent Mine Academy.

Aramide’s achievement through the help of people around the world shows a great deal that despite present happenings, good still exists.

Congratulations to Aramide Akintimehin. 

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