Singer #theweeknd is #UPP

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TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94

The Weeknd is definitely giving back to his community in a big way.

Recently the #GrammyAward winning singer donated a total of $50,000 to the University of #Toronto to help support their Ethiopic Studies program.

According to the Toronto Star, The Weeknd whose parents migrated from Ethiopia answered the Bikila Award organization immediately when they reached out for help to fund their program.

The organization awarded him back in 2014 with the Professional Excellence Award, but they never imagined he would become the huge star that he is today.

Tam Gebeyehu, a board member from the organization said, “It’s unbelievable. He grew up in Toronto as an Ethiopian-Canadian, and now he’s giving back to the community.”

The donation came about when—

Thank you #theweeknd for #UsingyourPlatformPositively

#ethopia #academia

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