Global Education

Global citizenship education

Taksvärkki’s global education promotes equality and human rights, encourages reflection on and the dismantling of stereotypes and encourages young people to become global citizens.

Our goal is to raise a sense of global responsibility in Finnish young people and to build links between children and youth in Finland and in the Global South. We organize lectures, seminars and workshops on various topics related to global education and produce learning materials and study packages for teachers and other educators.

Taksvärkki is an expert in global education

In the field of global education, our focus is on global citizenship education. Our global education efforts aim at promoting equality and respect for human rights.

  • Our global education workshops are attended by more than 6,000 young people each year.
  • We train 300 teachers and educators each year in global education.
  • We have 30 volunteer global educators who visit educational institutions across Finland.

In accordance with the Finnish national curriculum, our global education aims at

  • enhancing intercultural competence and international cooperation,
  • guaranteeing human dignity and universal human rights,
  • securing peace, and
  • promoting sustainable development and equal distribution of the world’s resources.
Our global education efforts are supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the Ministry of Education.

School visits

You can order a lesson or workshop led by Taksvärkki’s volunteer global educators to learn about children’s rights and the daily lives of young people in the Global South.


The Lukuralli Readathon campaign encourages students in Finland to read and promotes understanding of the importance of literacy and education. In schools the Lukuralli Readathon goes on for four weeks during which students will read as much as possible – at school and in their free time. Read more and sign up on the Lukuralli Readathon website.

Teaching materials

Taksvärkki offers versatile methods for dealing with human rights and development issues in class. The materials are mainly aimed at secondary school and upper secondary school. Most of the materials are in Finnish.

Training for educators

Taksvärkki offers education professionals training on the themes and methods of global education.

Global Citizen’s School

Taksvärkki implements long-term cooperation with the Global Citizen’s School network which is made up of six schools. The goal is to develop and support schools’ own global education and to increase students’ understanding of global issues and encourage them to become responsible global citizens.

More information:

Aura Alarto
Global Education Officer (school visits & teaching material)
tel. 050 348 5668

Sanni Palomäki
Global Education Officer (trainings for educators & Global Citizen’s Schools) 
tel. 050 512 4171

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