Singapore Red Cross Society is an independent humanitarian organisation dedicated to protecting human life and dignity, relieving human suffering and responding to emergencies.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore), MDAS, is a self-help organisation formed in March 2000. It is committed to uplift the lives of people with Muscular Dystrophy. MDAS strives to promote a healthy lifestyle and improve the overall well-being of its members by encouraging their participation in sports activities promoted by SDSC. Today, MDAS has successfully assembled a group of sports enthusiasts who regularly play Boccia and Powerchair Football.
Metta Welfare Association (Metta) was founded in 1992 by Venerable Shi Fa Zhao, Abbot of the Golden Pagoda Buddhist Temple. Metta is a keen supporter of the promotion of sports for persons with disability and does this through its service centres. The Metta School has been participating in SDSC’s sports events such as the National Athletics and Swimming Championships.
The Down Syndrome Association (Singapore), joined SDSC in 2000. The variety of programmes available provides DSA(S)members with the opportunities to explore their passion, interests, to discover and culminate talents. It also offers many opportunities to showcase their acquired skills, talent and growth through various performances, competitions and awards. Through the Enrichment Programmes, DSA(S) members are offered sports such as Aikido, Bowling, Boxercise and Swimming, as well as other classes such as creative and fusion dance and Zumba.
Deaf Sports Association (Singapore), DSA, is the national body for sports for the deaf community in Singapore. DSA’s vision is to help the deaf and hard of hearing realise their fullest ability through sports as part of social integration, character building and a healthy lifestyle. DSA organises annual multi-sporting events like the National Deaf Games where the deaf and hard of hearing compete through fun and games. DSA scouts talent and supports an elite training programme that prepares deaf and hard of hearing athletes for international games such as the ASEAN Deaf Games, Asia Pacific Deaf Games, and Deaflympics. DSA is affiliated to the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf, Asia Pacific Deaf Sports Confederation and ASEAN Deaf Sports Federation.
Catering to the educational, rehabilitative and social needs of children with physical disabilities in mainstream schools and institutions of higher learning, AWWA joined SDSC in 1998 to jumpstart sports and physical activities for its clients. Since then, it has organised several sports clinics with SDSC’s assistance, enabling their children to participate in sports in their respective mainstream schools.
SPD, formerly the Society for the Physically Disabled, is a voluntary welfare organisation that focuses on helping people with disabilities maximise their potential and integrating them into mainstream society. Through programmes and services that encompass therapy, vocational skills training, employment support, assistive technology, early intervention, day care, educational and social support, SPD seeks to enable people with disabilities to be self-reliant and independent. As one of the founding members of SDSC, SPD is also one of the pioneers of sports excellence and participation for persons with disabilities.
The Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH), formerly known as the Singapore Association for the Blind (SAB), is a voluntary welfare organisation, founded in 1951. The association is affiliated to the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and is an approved Institution of Public Character (IPC). Throughout the years, SAVH has strongly encouraged its members to participate in SDSC’s events and sporting programmes.
Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) is one of the oldest and largest non-governmental organisations catering to the educational, vocational, social and welfare needs of the Intellectually Disabled in Singapore. MINDS is actively involved in sports and physical activities organised by SDSC and their special schools have been participating regularly in SDSC’s annual sporting events.