Children in Action (CIA), is an initiative of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). Launched in August 2015, CIA brought children with and without special needs to play together at inclusive playground. These play activities aim to foster greater awareness and acceptance from a young age.

With effect from 1 April 2019 and in collaboration with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore), MDAS, CIA has evolved to include all forms of play - beyond the playgrounds. MDAS is spearheading efforts to promote inclusive play among children with different abilities by engaging them in a wide array of play and skill-based activities.

Join us now to play a pivotal role to promote inclusiveness between children of different abilities to build a caring and inclusive Singapore society through fun and play! When children play together, they build memories that last forever.

How you can be involved in Children in Action (CIA)
  • Who can be involved
    Social service agencies, schools and institutions serving children with and/or without special needs between the ages of 3 and 18 years old who are interested in promoting inclusive play.

  • Who can participate
    Children with and/without special needs, between the ages of 3 and 18 years old.

  • What is provided
    Cost such as transportation, activity cost and material fees will be borne by CIA. Nominal fees may apply, depending on the nature of the activity.

  • How would the inclusive play activities be conducted
    Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore), MDAS, supported by NCSS, would work together with interested agencies/schools/institutions to plan and organise inclusive play activities.

  • Who should I contact if I'm interested to be a part of this play initiative or have any questions?
    If you are interested to be part of this play initiative or have clarifications, email MDAS at or call 6259 6933 or 9821 9558.

To read more about the history of Children in Action (CIA), a brief overview of Inclusive Play and Inclusive Playgrounds in Singapore, please click here.

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