Some 18,500 students from low-income families will benefit from NTUC FairPrice’s Share-A-Textbook project this year.
NTUC said this is an increase of about 30 per cent, compared to that of last year.
“There is a demand for the books because of the heightened publicity given around the project,” said Jonas Kor, corporate communications director of NTUC FairPrice.
“So people find that it has been useful and over the last 30 years, it has built up a strong brand within the project itself.”
NTUC FairPrice said it has collected a record number of 350,000 used textbooks, all thanks to growing awareness of its Share-a-Textbook project, now into its 30th year.
More than 8,000 beneficiaries on Saturday turned up at various collection centres to pick up the books.
Members of the public can also collect them at Changkat Changi Secondary School, Yuan Ching Secondary School and Yio Chu Kang Secondary School on Sunday.