about
aaisg

Why did we set up aaisg?

There is an increasing demand for animal-assisted interactions and interventions (AAI) in Singapore, but standardised guidelines and training for handlers and animals are lacking.

These gaps pose risks to public health, safety, animal welfare, and to the reputation of the growing field of AAI. We set up aaisg  to address these systemic issues in the field of AAI.  

our
mission

We are Singapore’s first social enterprise specialising in animal-assisted interactions and interventions. We seek meaningful and life-giving interactions between humans and animals, working and growing towards better, healthier communities, together.

We seek to build a holistic ecosystem in the field of animal-assisted interactions/interventions comprising education, training, services, programmes, research and professional guidelines.

To do this, we employ a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to providing high standards of evidence-based education, training and services in the field of animal-assisted interactions and interventions.

 

Education & training
Accreditation of dog-handler teams
Provider of safe and reliable AAI services and programmes
Research
Standards and guidelines

our
values

Compassion
The Tenet of Tenderheartedness
We carry a tender heart towards humans and nonhuman animals alike. We treat animals as our partners, not tools. This means that we try to see the world from the animal’s perspective and respect their preferences, rather than anthropomorphise. We act in kindness and humility.
Integrity
An Uncompromising Pillar of Trust
We allow truthfulness and honesty to dictate our actions, prioritising public health and safety as much as we protect the wellbeing of our animals.
Empowerment
A Positive Difference
We want to bring comfort, joy and fulfilment to individuals and the community by facilitating interactions that are meaningful and life-giving.

meet
our team

Adele Lau

Founder and Director

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Nurstasha Arifin Wong

Director

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Sarah Chin

Programme Manager

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Dr Nancy Gee

International expert and aaisg consultant

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Ann Howie

International expert and aaisg consultant

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Adele Lau

Founder and Director

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Nurstasha Arifin Wong

Director

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Sarah Chin

Programme Manager

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Dr Nancy Gee

International expert and aaisg consultant

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Ann Howie

International expert and aaisg consultant

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our partners