The Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) is a Self Help Group established in 1991 to uplift the socio-economic status of the Indian community in Singapore.

SINDA actively strives to build a well-educated and confident community of Indians that stands together with the other communities in contributing to the progress of multi-racial Singapore. In the course of fulfilling its objectives, SINDA works closely with many volunteers, schools and grassroots organisations. In the process, SINDA has steadily evolved into a credible organisation that serves as a pillar of the Singapore Indian community.

Today, SINDA runs a wide array of programmes that not only effectively serve to uplift the educational performance of Indian students, but also promotes family harmony and uplifts the social status of ethnic Indians.



To build a strong and vibrant Singaporean Indian community together



To build a well-educated, resilient and confident community of Indians that stands together with the other communities in contributing to the progress of multi-racial Singapore



Respect, our culture • Integrity, our foundation • Service, our promise • Excellence, our pursuit


Educational ProgrammesYouth ProgrammesParenting ProgrammesAssistance SchemesPartnerships & Volunteering






  • SINDA Connections

    The SINDA connections newsletters are circulated three times a year to some 69,000 households to keep them updated on our initiatives, programmes and events held over the months. The newsletters are also distributed to various educational institutions, Indian organisations, community and grassroots leaders, the Community Development Councils (CDCs), National Library Board (NLB) branches and religious organisations.

    • December 2020
    • March 2020
    • December 2019
    • August 2019
    • May 2019
    • Dec 2018
    • Aug 2018
    • April 2018
    • November 2017
    • July 2017
  • Annual Reports

    The Annual Reports of SINDA, provides the public with information and statistics of programmes and initiatives that SINDA runs for the respective year. The initiatives are centred around 4 key areas ; Family, Education, Youth, Community and this report, shares SINDA’s expenditure on the individual areas and goes on to report the number of people or families impacted by individual programmes.

    • 2019
    • 2018
    • 2017
    • 2016
    • 2015
    • 2014
    • 2013
    • 2012
    • 2011
  • Financial Statements

    The financial reports of SINDA are drawn up so as to give a true and fair view of the financial position of the association and the financial activities, changes in funds and cash flows of the Association for the respective years.

    • 2019
    • 2018
    • 2017
    • 2016
    • 2015
    • 2014
    • 2013
    • 2012
    • 2011
  • Reports

    Key publications by SINDA provide an insight into the Indian community and other key indicators. Click on each publication to learn more.

    • MOE Education Statistics Digest 2020
    • MOE Education Statistics Digest 2019
    • SINDA Programmes 2019
    • MOE Education Statistics Digest 2018
    • SINDA 2020 Review Report
    • Athena Handbook - Working with Low-income Indian Single Mothers
    • SINDA Programmes 2017



Media Queries

Contact our media team for the latest updates and information at corpcomms@sinda.org.sg