LONDON: Taylor Swift has donated £ 23,000 ($ 30,000) to a Portuguese student living in the UK, donating an online page to fund her math degree at university.
The Grammy-winning artiste said she was inspired by Vittoria Mario’s campaign and dedication as she sought to raise 000 40,000 to cover housing and living expenses while studying mathematics at the University of Warwick.
Mario, who said he came to Britain four years ago because he could not speak English, wrote on his fundraising page that he had achieved high grades in his school exit exams and was temporarily offered a place in Warwick.
However she was not eligible for a loan or grant due to her immigration status and her family was not in a financial position to support her. She said her family has always believed that if you can get a university education in Britain, you will be “separated for life”.
“My name is Vitoria Mario, I’m an 18 – year – old black girl with a dream,” she wrote in the coffin.
“While my story is not unique, my dream of becoming a mathematician is not only an opportunity for my family and me in social consciousness, but to motivate people in the best reform among themselves to live in equal positions. Despite gender / ethnic inequality, immigration issues and financial constraints.”
Swift, who is known for donating after begging for help online, says he wants to complete a fundraiser, with Mario raising around 1200 GMT, 43,000.
“I got your story online and was inspired by your drive and dedication to turn your dreams into reality,” she said. “I want to give you my balance goal. Good luck with everything you do! Love, Taylor. “