MORE than 200 children and youth volunteers set out early Sunday to collect birthday wishes for the nation and stories about Singapore around the 83-year-old Tiong Bahru estate.
The "Youths Give Back! 2013" project is spearheaded by The Tiong Bahru Community Centre Youth Executive Committee and is organised in line with the National Day Parade's theme "Many Stories... One Singapore".
Student volunteers from Anderson Junior College fanned out across the estate in groups of 10 with children from Thye Hua Kwan Family Service Centre.
The stories they collect from Sunday will be reproduced by the children in writing or in drawing and displayed at void decks and community spaces.
The youth will also take part in the Tiong Bahru Heritage Trail which was launched in April this year by the National Heritage Board. It will take them to iconic landmarks such as pre-war flats and old air-raid shelters.