Welcome to the first time ever One Welfare Stars Programme!
What is One Welfare Stars?
One Welfare Stars is a One Welfare Leaders and Ambassadors programme, established as a new voluntary initiative between schools and One Welfare CIC.
Why have you launched the One Welfare Stars Programme?
To promote and support understanding and dissemination of the One Welfare concept, to help students develop skills and live values that support sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity, culture's contribution to sustainable development and biodiversity in line withe the UN SDGs.
What is the objective of the One Welfare Stars Programme?
The programme aims to:
1. help develop students that acquire skills and knowledge relevant to a One Welfare approach such as a holistic vision of interconnectedness, compassion and empathy for sentient beings.
2. raise awareness of initiatives consistent with a One Welfare approach within a fun learning environment.
3. help develop links between organisations and individuals undertaking One Welfare work and students that can be of benefit during their studies and career development
4. support and promote the exchange of information and best practices adopting One Welfare principles
What are the benefits of joining the One Welfare Stars Programme?
One Welfare Stars supports efforts to create an extra-curricular activity environment where students can develop skills and knowledge related to One Welfare in a fun environment. The programme will offer the opportunity to connect with universities engaged in the OWSM sessions and provide insights for the students into prospective careers. Where possible our organisation will help fund activities and provide incentive prize materials.
How do I join the One Welfare Stars programme?
Currently we are undertaking the first pilot with one school during the school year 2022-2023 with a group of twenty 14-16 year old students and are considering applications for the next school year 2023-2024.
Send your expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org with an introduction of your school, the reason why you would like to join the programme, the school year you would like to enrol in the programme and what resources you have currently available within the school to support participation within the program.
Where can I see some examples of what the One Welfare Stars programme consist of?
Please contact us on email@example.com and we will be happy to run through this with you.
Will there be recognition of participation in the program for students?
All students that take part in the programme and complete successfully the activities will receive One Welfare rewards after completing different activities and tasks.
Who can participate? Currently the programme is open to expressions of interest from secondary school groups (11-16 years old) for the school year 2023-2024
Example of materials and resources needed:
One Welfare Stars workbook
Course activity calendar (to be agreed between the school and One Welfare CIC)
School facilities to undertake activities
Virtual platform or in person room
and keen school leaders and students to take part!!