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Welfare Of Our Friends (WOOF) is a service initiative that aims to raise awareness about issues regarding Soi Dogs in Thailand. At WOOF, we work alongside the Soi Dog Foundation and Pic-A-Pet 4 home to improve the livelihood of homeless, neglected and abused dogs in Thailand.

Our Profile

We are a group of students from NIST International School who have dedicated ourselves to creating a bond and fulfilling the dreams of children living with HIV. We work with a HIV orphanage in Lopburi called Baan Gerda to ensure that the children feel accepted in the world.

Because children’s immune systems are not fully developed, children living with HIV get sick more severely than adults. They may experience the same common pediatric infections as HIV-negative children, but cannot fight these infections as effectively. In developing countries in particular, tuberculosis, diarrhea, and respiratory illnesses are common in HIV-positive children. Children often face other issues related to living with HIV disease, including, family issues, bullying and medication adherence. As children age into adolescence they may also begin to face issues regarding sex and physical appearance. Dreams we Believe in seeks to help children living with or affected by AIDS mitigate some of these issues by enabling days of play and friendship.

Which UN Sustainable Development Goals Do We Support?

To provide a clear context for the aims of service groups at NIST, we align our projects to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations.” This NIST group supports the following goals:

Key Contacts & Experts

Are you interested in learning more about this group? Contact one of the team members to discover ways that you can become involved.

Amanda H.

Amanda H.

Student Leader

Gehna K.

Gehna K.

Student Leader

Kaori I.

Kaori I.

Teacher Mentor

Tony Y.

Tony Y.

Teacher Mentor

Sustainability & Transparency

All NIST service groups are held to our community’s high standards and values: integrity, caring, community and growth.

Funds Raised (THB)

Amount of money we raise Auction

Long-Term Goals

  1. To provide dogs in shelters with resources needed for the betterment of their livelihoods through organizations such as Soi Dog Foundation and Pic-A-Pet 4 home.
  2. To raise awareness about the issue regarding neglect and mistreatment of soi dogs in Bangkok.
  3. To find Soi Dogs shelter in Bangkok.
  4. To possibly, in the future, have a larger bond with Pic-A-Pet 4 Home and have more frequent volunteering programs.


Expenses Breakdown

95% of all funds and resources raised have been directly funneled to the beneficiary communities.

Steps with Theera

The facility will have financial support which will enable them to improve their materials that are used for specially abled people in daily basis.
EG) Art Auction that was held in March 22nd


Specially abled children in the community of Steps with Theera will engage with weekly art session.
EG) Weekly Art Session


Offered to have time and space to create art projects, where they can improve or challenge on their art skills
Able to create a bond with involved and extended communities outside of NIST, and grow emotional character as well as communication skill and leadership

Find Resources

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Visit the Welfare Of Our Friends (WOOF) website to learn more about our group, see photos from our archives and read the latest updates about our activities.

Contact us to learn how you can support this NIST service group. Whether you wish to donate, offer your expertise, provide resources or more, get in touch!