Taksvärkki Fundraising

Every young person has the right to make a change. In Taksvärkki, youth tackle discrimination together. The profits of the 2021–2022 Taksvärkki campaign allow youth to continue their work defending equality. 

Neljä nepalilaista nuorta keskustelee pöydän ääressä, Taksvärkki kampanjan kuva..
Ishika and Ashmita are active members of the student council in their school.

Together we can end discrimination

The Taksvärkki campaign ”What is stopping you?” 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 2021–2022 the Taksvärkki fundraising campaign supports youth that tackle discrimination faced by people with disabilities.

In the “What is stopping you?” -campaign both disabled and non-disabled young changemakers share their opinions about participating and the barriers to getting one’s voice heard.

Human rights apply to everyone. Everyone should be involved in decision-making and making an impact.

Get to know young changemakers and the goals of Taksvärkki’s campaign on the “What is stopping you?” -website. On the campaign website, you will find messages and video messages from youth, as well as instructions for schools participating in the Taksvärkki fundraising campaign.

Proceeds from the Taksvärkki fundraising will support the work of youth organizations in Guatemala, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Sierra Leone and Zambia. Youth groups defend the equal rights of young people and the appreciation of diversity. Non-discrimination is a key principle of the groups.

In the project countries, discrimination against people with disabilities is addressed, e.g. through peer educators, trainings and various campaigns. Young people work together with adults and decision-makers. This is how we bring about change.

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 Taksvärkki’s development projects. 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 video messages of the young people can be viewed on Taksvärkki’s “What is stopping you?” website. You can participate in the campaign and the Taksvärkki fundraising campaign at any time during the 2021–2022 academic year.

In Finland, the Taksvärkki campaign has a strong development education component. Our volunteer Global Educators visit elementary and secondary schools in different parts of Finland and hold workshops on equality, discrimination, active youth, and children’s rights. These workshops are complemented by high-quality learning materials and study packages for teachers. The goal is to raise a sense of global responsibility in Finnish youth and to build links between youth.

Your Taksvärkki workday can be any day during the school year. Do you need help or tips organizing a Taksvärkki Day? Please contact us: ilmoittautuminen@taksvarkki.fi

Taksvärkki-kampanjan juliste, jossa keskellä on 8 nuoren kasvokuvat. Yläreunassa teksti Mikä sua estää? Taksvärkkikeräys 2021-2022: puututaan yhdessä vammaisten kohtaamaan syrjintään. Alareunassa teksti Tule mukaan ja Taksvärkki ry:n logo.
What Is Stopping You? campaign poster in Finnish

Taksvärkki ry’s fundraising permits in Finland: RA/2021/1029 (Mainland Finland, from 13.8.2021) and ÅLR/2021/3825 (Åland, 1.8.2021–31.7.2022). 

Do you need help or tips organizing a Taksvärkki Day? Please contact us!

Milka Autio
fundraising coordinator
ilmoittautuminen@taksvarkki.fi

"By being active we can change things in our society."
Ishika, 15, Nepal

Previous Taksvärkki campaigns

Here you find the websites of Taksvärkki campaigns from previous years.

Right to be me, Taksvärkki campaign 2019–2020

Free minds, Taksvärkki campaign 2019–2020

Be brave, Taksvärkki campaign 2018–2019

Voice for the girls, Taksvärkki campaign 2017–2018

Education breaks barriers, Taksvärkki campaign 2015–2016