Among the many things that Nigeria Twitter is, the sense of a community that comes through for members is one of them. There have been many situations where people come through on many levels for members who have expressed one need or help on the platform.
This is the same thing with Aramide, a Twitter user who has taken her problems to Twitter, seeking for help as she has shared just what her aim is with the assistance she is asking for.
In a tweet that Aramide shared in April, she pointed out that she had gained admission to study in Harvard but have very limited resources to pay for tuition. Once she sent out that tweet, a GoFund me account was created for her by a soliciting education company and Nigerians and interested people have contributed a penny or two.
But if that was in April, why is it only now trending in May? Well, according to Aramide, she needs to raise $68,000 before the 22nd of May, which is just a few hours to go.
Reacting to the deadline, Nigeria Twitter has taken to the platform to share the efforts contributed for Aramide as they expressed concerns.
It's been a big pleasure to join in fundraising efforts to #GetAramideToHarvard and I'm glad to let you know that we are officially at the last lap of fundraising as we need just about $8,000 to go. Please visit https://t.co/ljmu6Qc2WU to donate. Also kindly RT this to your TL. pic.twitter.com/s8jTjNJCMs
— #GetAramideToHarvard (@kayoluwaseundav) May 20, 2020
We experienced a 13000 USD increase in less than 24 hours. We have just three days to go. Let us be part of this success story by donating and spreading the word pic.twitter.com/qKyn4Ohcrs
— Obozokhae Owen (@Obozokhae1) May 18, 2020
Aramide is a first class graduate of covenant university. She is a teacher and gained admission to Harvard which she couldn’t cater for alone. deadline is may 22nd, let’s please #GetAramideToHarvard pic.twitter.com/lcMXbwBJwi
— Ọkọ Jemima Ọsunde 💦 (@theolaoflagos_) May 21, 2020
Just as how it is soothing to see people come together for something positive they believe in, you will still get the few that will think there are better places for the money to be and better places that the money contributed would have mattered.
Some Twitter users were of the option that Aramide deserves all the best but were rather against the idea of raising that amount of money for her to go abroad for study. They also pointed out that she had already been privileged enough to attend one of the most expensive private universities in Nigeria – Covenant University.
#GetAramideToHarvard is trending and i personally wants to go to Harvard too. Maybe i will start my own harsh tag too
— ogundeji ayo oluwafe (@sirelordphelly) May 21, 2020
Your mama never chop for house, you Dey drop donations, Dey do giveaway. E good na. #GetAramideToHarvard
— TheGodfather💪🏿 (@EmmhyAjayi) May 21, 2020
— DukeOfLagos (@iam_ogunskid) May 21, 2020
While to many rooting for Aramide, her aspirations are that of courage and an inspiration to many other women with aspirations like hers, to the other part, that sum of money would go a long way to help other aspects of things they failed to mention.
Whichever the case is, the story of Aramide and how many are coming through for her is that of hope and unity and it also incites the idea that whatever you give your best too may just be achievable. Many may not get it as expressed by the other party, but little attempts and courage like Aramide’s may just be what one needs.