Home > ECAs > Service & Activism 3 > Humanitarian Efforts & Equity

Humanitarian Efforts & Equity

Home > ECAs > Service & Activism 3 > Humanitarian Efforts & Equity

Humanitarian Efforts & Equity

Service groups working on and towards humanitarian efforts and equity. “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

Groups = FemiNIST, Second Chance, Priceless, Operation Smile, Helping Hearts, Girlhood, Friends N NIST, Free to Be, Dreams We Believe In, Children of the Forest, Juno

SDG Goal 01-No Poverty
SDG Goal 04-Quality Education
SDG Goal 05-Gender Equality
SDG Goal 08-Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG Goal 10-Reduced Inequalities


To encourage equity amongst the NIST Community, while combating negative connotations in regards to Feminism, gender roles and stereotypes.



As a group, we aim to support the residents in the Klong Toey Slums by helping them expand their business, since their current consumers are very limited as they are struggling to advertise their business. We will aid them by creating awareness at NIST (an international school) by purchasing and then selling their products here which will help them widen their customer base and therefore increase both their sales and profits. Additionally we partner with NISTLY Used to cut down on the wastage from NIST uniforms and the unsustainability that results from it by taking old uniforms and getting Second Chance BKK to upcycle them into beautiful products to be sold.



To increase the quality of education at the Nongphainongwa Elementary School in the Roi Et province of Thailand by creating a sustainable organic rice partnership with the parent farmers of the school community. This small business will empower farmers and allow them to reinvest their profits into improving their agricultural practices and we use the profits to improve their school. By doing so, we also want to endorse the production and consumption of organic rice. We also want to help change their practices to benefit their environment, health and incomes.


Operation Smile NIST

Operation Smile NIST works alongside Operation Smile Thailand, sharing the aim of working towards a world where no child suffers from lack of access to safe surgery.


Helping Hearts

Our aim is to support children and families that live in a slum in Bangkok, to live a more comfortable and secure life.



Our mission is to raise awareness within our community to issues that impact the lives of girls locally and globally. The GirlHood NIST service group is designed to allow girls to use their voices to stand up for themselves around the world. Restore women’s dignity and self-esteem. The GirlHood support them on their personal health, hygiene and more.

We have established relationships with other Service groups to support their work in education and wellbeing e.g. IDC, Nightlight, Lotus.


Friends ‘N’ NIST

To raise funds throughout the year via the NIST community to provide income to the underprivileged women in Cambodia. Additionally, we want to raise awareness about their Child Safe Alliance program and information linked to it.
Our project revolves around the key issue the social enterprise “Friends” is facing; issues with funding for the several projects they are a part of. Since NIST hosts many events and has potential outlets to sell products, we can use this as an opportunity to sell their products and earn those women a higher source of income, in comparison to what Friends earns in their shops.


Free to Be

The aim of this service group is to raise awareness about discrimination and mistreatment of the LGBTQI+ community, especially within NIST, as well as to create a safe space for those who identify as part of the LGBTQI+ community. We aim to have a digital and social presence to keep the NIST community informed of world movements and news but also involve our community to ensure there is a constant understanding and alliance between us all. Our key target is to educate the members of our NIST community, but also the regional community by integrating a higher degree of LGBTQI+ information into the curriculum and collaborating with other service groups and schools to hold various events and awareness raising campaigns.


Dreams We Believe In

Our mission is to create an ongoing bond of friendship between the NIST community and the children living with HIV/AIDS through empathy and love, in order to fulfill their dreams and give them a sense of belonging.


Children of the Forest

Our aim is to raise awareness about the problems that the stateless people face and to gather funds in order to support the organization, Children of the Forest.



Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Praesent sapien massa, convallis a pellentesque nec, egestas non nisi. Donec sollicitudin molestie malesuada. Sed porttitor lectus nibh.

Welcome to NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand

Welcome to NIST!

“The community understands and has embraced the shift from an achievement-oriented to a growth-oriented learning model and its connection to developing lifelong learners.”
— 2018 NEASC Accreditation Report

Welcome to NIST International School

The first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, Thailand

Book a School Tour at NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand

Book a School Tour

We encourage all families to make an appointment to tour the school. Your visit will offer you a unique view into our community and allow us to provide more in-depth information in order to help you make the best educational decision for your family.


First and foremost, thank you for considering NIST as an option for your child. As you explore our site and admissions information, we encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about our curriculum, philosophy or any other aspect of the school.

NIST International School in Bangkok - Academic Menu

The IB Programme

The International Baccalaureate (IB) does not merely promote a curriculum, but rather a mission to transform the world through education.


Our community has cultivated a well-deserved reputation for excellence in academics over the past two decades. Being the first full International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Thailand and a frequent early adopter of programme developments, NIST enjoys an unparalleled relationship with the IB, remaining at the forefront of progressive, research-based teaching and learning.

Nikolaj Coster Waldau at NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand

Positive Impact

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
– William Durant – 


Extra Curricular Activities

NIST encourages all students to push beyond their limits through the Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs) Programme, which offers more than 300 activities in areas as diverse as sports, drama, music, art, technology, academics, language, and social and environmental activism.

We believe in the power of education

We believe in the power of education

All of the members of the NIST community, past and present, see education as a force that can enlighten and transform.

Welcome to NIST International School

The first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, Thailand

Get in touch with NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand

Get in touch

We welcome your inquiry, and would be happy to respond to any queries you may have for you and your family.