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Author Topic: Donate children's books to the South Africa Mobile Library Project  (Read 3410 times)
« on: 02 July 2010, 20:13:19 PM »

Help the underprivileged children in South Africa by donating your new or used children's books at the Book Donation Drive from 1 July to 23 July 2010 at Sony Style - Orchard Central.

The objective of the project is to bring books to teachers and children in remote South African schools who would otherwise not have access to such learning materials. Your simple gift will make a world of difference to those who need it.

We accept:
-English language books (British English preferred)
-Books suitable for ages 6 to 14
-Picture books, word books or story books for children learning to read
-Children's reference books and encyclopedias

We can't accept:
-Damaged or very dirty books
-Books with a lot of handwritten notes
-Books with unsuitable content
-School textbooks

Collection Date:
1 July - 23 July 2010

Collection point:
Sony Style Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road, #04-08 Orchard Central
11am - 9am Daily
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« Reply #1 on: 04 July 2010, 17:16:21 PM »

So do you want pre-schoolers/toddlers books? Not sure if they would do for those learning to read.
« Reply #2 on: 05 July 2010, 6:47:37 AM »

I'm curious as to why you would be doing something like this when there are children here in Asia that are in need. 
« Reply #3 on: 03 February 2011, 9:57:32 AM »

Donate Your Old Textbooks and Help Children to Read

About Books to Read
Books to Read is a not-for-profit initiative by a group of young volunteers including SMU Alumni with a common goal to improve the learning conditions of the schools in less privileged countries by increasing the amount of useful educational materials though the re-distribution of used textbooks collected in Singapore.
It is rooted in the belief that education is a sustainable means for personal and collective development, and conceived out of a desire to inspire children with knowledge that is locked in books. Through its flagship project, Project SAIL (Singapore-Africa Initiative for Learning), they worked with 6 schools in Zambia and Tanzania contributing over 13,000 books that benefited over 4,000 students
For complete details visit:

Book Donation Guidelines
Books to Read collects primary and secondary school text books, general reading books, encyclopedias and story books. The following are types of books we do and don’t need.  Please make sure any second-hand items are clean and are of good quality.

We do not need books on: History, Politics, Religious Education, Human Geography

You can drop off the text books at the ground floor lift lobby of the SMU Administration Building (81 Victoria Street). The book drop-off bins are located next to the security counter.
« Reply #4 on: 20 June 2011, 20:27:54 PM »

Most of us have easy access to libraries with more books than we can read in a lifetime. For children in rural South Africa, books are rare and every single one is precious. Books are essential for the children's ongoing education and to instill knowledge - giving hope of a brighter future.

As a champion of education for children, Sony is a supporter of the South Africa Mobile Library Project, and is once again conducting a book donation drive.

Play a part to help plant the seed of knowledge in the South African children by donating a book.

Date 18 June to 10 July 2011
Collection point Sony Store, Paragon #04-36/37/38
Tel 67387970
Operation hours 10am to 9pm (Daily)

We accept:
- English language books in good condition
- Books suitable for ages 6 to 14
- Picture books, word books and story books

We can't accept
- Books with a lot of markings or too old
- Outdated books, school textbooks, magazines and comics

sony. com. sg/microsite/southafrica_mobilelibrary/index.html
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