Our Campaign Story

ends 20 Mar 2022, 11:59 PM

We are a group of students from Methodist Girls' School (Secondary) raising funds to buy books for migrant workers through the One Bag One Book (OBOB) initiative supported by Sing Lit Station (SLS). OBOB was founded in 2015 by Bangladeshi migrant poet Zakir Hossain Khokan & his friends to provide books to migrant workers living in Singapore dormitories. OBOB regularly conducts donation drives for books in languages such as Tamil, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese & English, however, these drives do not receive enough books written in South Asian languages. Hence, the reading needs of many in the dorms are unfulfilled. The situation has worsened as many of the workers have been confined in their cramped dorms for months due to COVID-19 & have not visited their families in a long time. Zakir & his friends have purchased 688 Bengali books in the past year, but there are still a lot more books needed. Thus, this campaign hopes to raise SGD$1,500. Every cent raised will go towards purchasing books for migrant workers to explore more literature in their mother tongues.

About SLS:
Est. July 2016, Sing Lit Station (SLS) is a literary non-profit and Institution of Public Character (IPC). SLS aims to grow the literary community by:

1. Providing professional development for emerging & established writers;
2. Creating a one-stop portal for new & existing readers of Singapore literature;
3. Building a participative community within the literary scene & the general reading population.

About The Charity

Est. July 2016 / A platform where readers and writers meet.

Sing Lit Station is a literary non-profit and writers' centre in Singapore. We are a registered charity and Institution of Public Character (IPC) since Dec 2016. We aim to grow the literary community by:

1. Providing professional development for emerging and established writers;
2. Creating a one-stop portal for new and existing readers of Singapore literature;
3. Building a participative community within the literary scene and the general reading population.

Beyond our core programmes described below, we also organise a variety of innovative outreach and public art programmes including the Singapore Poetry On The Sidewalks, where we stencilled invisible poetry onto the sidewalks of popular art districts; Sing Lit Body Slam, where we offered a world-first showcase blending professional wrestling and spoken word; as well as Manuscript Bootcamp, our exclusive and intensive weekend-long editorial programme for aspiring writers. We are also carrying a writing workshop series for migrant workers and other underprivileged communities.

FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN

Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Arts & Heritage
Community
Humanitarian