RM6580! A pledge of a set of readable encyclopedia is added to the list. Let's see what else we can do.
This project reminded me of my first build-a-library-for-a-village project when I was 19.Together with a bunch of like-minded friends, we decided to do it on our own. Without any help from college administration, we climbed up the Ministry of Sports and Youth to ask for sponsorship. We wrote letters to local publishers seeking books sponsorship. At last we got RM9000 worth of sponsorship from the ministry and boxes of books donated by Fajar Bakti, DBP,Fargoes etc.
We even invited the Minister of MARA of that time, Tok Pa, to officiate our launch do in our college much to the dismay of college administration as we didn't go through proper channel, as what they said. What to do, if we go through college, it would take us 3 weeks to reach Tok Pa's desk.
So what we did was, through a reliable contact ( his daughter who happened to be our college mate) , we got his phone number. I could still remember how 'gabra' I was, speaking to a Minister one early morning to ask him to come to officiate of launch do. He came and do whatever necessary much to our surprise.
With that RM9000, we build a library for a village up north in Padang Terap, Kg. Banggol Sembilan located just few miles from the border of Thailand near a small pekan of Padang Sanai.
Not only that, we provided scholarship of pocket money for poor schoolchildren - enough for them to continue to secondary school.
Who says 19-years-old group of teenagers cannot do wonders? I leave this anecdote for Muiz to ponder.