Read Our World: SingLit Book Gift For Schools
Read Our World: SingLit Book Gift For Schools is a school outreach initiative aimed at cultivating a love for Singapore stories amongst the next generation of readers. Schools are gifted with books that they can select from a curated list of Singapore literature across genres, forms, themes and languages. We hope to complement schools' existing reading resources, while catering to different reading competencies and interests.
Singapore literature, affectionately known as SingLit, are stories about us, by us. SingLit captures our experiences, aspirations, cultures - in short, our lives. As Singapore identities evolve, it is all the more important that we embrace our own stories. They transform readers by exposing them to history, values and new perspectives. Through reading SingLit, young readers get to traverse the past, present and future and possibly, are awakened to their own potential in doing so.
The past two editions in 2018 and 2019 received warm reception from schools. We want to continue supporting teachers as they introduce students to the diverse stories of our world. To help bring SingLit to life, we have limited Meet-the-Author sessions available for booking, and complimentary collaterals to help schools introduce stories from Singapore to their students. We hope that schools will utilise them when organising activities to encourage students to read.
Project Management Open Call
The National Arts Council (NAC) is conducting an Open Call to appoint a project manager for "Read Our World: SingLit Book Gift For Schools 2020". Applicants should submit a proposal and quote by 11:59pm on 2 February 2020.
More details about the programme can be found here:
To download PDF versions of the SingLit Book Gift For Schools 2019 brochures:
To download PDF versions of the SingLit Book Gift For Schools 2018 brochures: