NTUC just launched their annual Share-A-Textbook programme for 2012. The project is aimed at reducing the financial burden of education on low-income families and promote the value of thrift and recycling among Singaporeans.
The public can donate their textbooks at all NTUC FairPrice supermarkets, NTUC FairPrice Finest and NTUC FairPrice Xtra outlets from now until 30 November 2012.
This is the 30th anniversary of the Share-A-Textbook programme. The project has since collected over 2.4 million textbooks. Last year, 320,000 used textbooks were collected and benefited about 15,900 students. NTUC aims to collect 350,000 textbooks for more than 16,000 students this year.
NTUC is partnering with 109 organisations that will assist in logistics, promotional efforts, mass community collection, sorting and distribution. Over 650 student volunteers and volunteers from the Supporting and Community Partners will also be participating. The public distribution day will be on 9 December 2012 at Changkat Changi Secondary School, Yuan Ching Secondary School and Yio Chu Kang Secondary School.