Every young person has the right to be themselves. In Taksvärkki, youth in Finland and Nepal tackle discrimination together. The profits of the 2020–2021 Taksvärkki campaign allow student councils in Nepal to continue their work defending equality.
Together with youth in Nepal we can end discrimination
The Taksvärkki campaign ”Right To Be Me” raises discussion about the discrimination faced by young people, addressing it as well as the opportunity for young people to affect the attitudes in their communities. During the academic year 2020–2021 the Taksvärkki fundraising campaign supports student councils in Nepal that defend the equal rights of young people.
In the “Right To Be Me” -campaign Nepalese youth share about their lives and dreams as well as the challenges youth face. Discrimination, bullying and gender inequality are problems facing young people all over the world. In Nepal not all youth are able to go to school and traditional gender roles often define a young person’s future. One of the challenges girls face related to school are the taboos about menstruation and periods. Youth belonging to minority groups, such as those of other genders or with various disabilities, face prejudice.
Get to know young Nepalese changemakers and the goals of Taksvärkki’s campaign on the “Right To Be Me” -website. On the campaign website, you will find messages and videos from Nepalese youth, as well as instructions for schools participating in the Taksvärkki fundraising campaign.
The challenges are global and common. Together we can solve them. By participating in the Taksvärkki Workday you are contributing to building a fairer world.
Taksvärkki from youth to youth
The purpose of Taksvärkki campaigns is to encourage Finnish students and pupils to become active global citizens and arouse the desire to act for a fairer world.
By participating in Taksvärkki and through their Taksvärkki Workday, Finnish youth support our multiyear development project and student clubs in Nepal. Nepalese youth are tackling grievances and bringing about positive change. Student council members organize events and trainings and act as an example for making a change in their communities. The goal is that youth will become active actors in their communities and promoters of development.
Free global education materials will be sent to all participating schools: campaign posters and a student guide to be used in lessons. The short documentary of the campaign and the video messages of the young people can be viewed on Taksvärkki’s “Right to Be Me” website. You can participate in the campaign and the Taksvärkki fundraising campaign at any time during the 2020–2021 academic year.
Taksvärkki ry’s fundraising permits in Finland: RA/2020/389 (Mainland Finland, 1.6.2020–31.5.2021)and ÅLR/2020/4353 (Åland, 1.8.2020–31.7.2021).