Hello! My name is Anton and... I need your help. I am a recent (and first) high school graduate from Galle International College, Sri Lanka.
My dream is to become an environmental biologist, so I can do as much as I can to preserve this planet's biodiversity. I truly believe that there should be more people whose job is to defend the environment and I want to join their ranks. For that reason I first need to have good knowledge of biology - one is unlikely to solve a problem without first being familiar enough with it. In order to do that I want to complete higher level education and get my Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
I created this page, because I want to ask you if you can help me complete the first step in this long journey: getting to university.
I have received marks that I am proud of in my A-levels (AAC). Based on them I was recently accepted into Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. It is one of the oldest and biggest European universities. The list of their graduates is full of renown scientists and scholars. But like many other good universities, the cost associated with them for foreigners rarely takes into account their achievements. And so I require funds which I do not posses in order to get to Rome and to become closer to my dream by studying Biology.
Breaking down the final amount, the bulk of it is of course university fees: 5000 Euros. Those are paid in several installments, first of which (1000) is due by the end of this month. The rest of the money will go for the moving and settling costs:
- 400 (plus a hundred on bills) monthly for renting an accommodation;
- 300 monthly on groceries and transportation;
- 300 for an aeroplane ticket.
Because it would be impossible to find a job straight away, those expenses have to be covered for couple of moths forward. And if you by chance know where I can find affordable accommodation in Rome, please contact me using the message button on the right!
You may already know me: probably we are friends; maybe you have seen me perform, or just helping around at school; perhaps we had a good conversation here or there. There might be a chance you have never heard of me, in which case I have no idea on how to persuade you I am worthy of your attention. Yet whoever you are, I just want to say that I like, any of us, have encountered obstacles in my life and so far I was always able to conquer them with will, persistence and good heart. And this time I need the good hearts of others as well to overcome the challenge.
I will be forever grateful to anyone who would want to support me with whatever amount they can. Even the smallest amount is great. Wishing me well will be appreciated as well. Special thanks to those who will share this so more people will see it.
And for now, have a good day!