3 reasons to choose Taksvärkki
Youth in youth groups and student councils in many countries are working to tackle discrimination faced by people with disabilities. Together we can bring about change
”Youth with disability can be part of making a change. Youth need to be able to express their views on issues that concern themselves.”
Ndenda, 17, Malawi
“Young people with disabilities can make a change when we see ourselves as part of the community and as part of the solution to any social problem.”
Jeff, 18, Zambia
The proceeds of the Taksvärkki fundraising are used to defend the rights of people with disabilities. For example by these means:
Two peer educators can provide training for 70 young people in Zambia. The subject of the trainings is equality and non-discrimination against people with disabilities.
In Malawi, a bicycle is available for a group of young people. Thanks to bicycle rides, young people with disabilities who are interested in making an impact can take part in youth group meetings.
The student council members of a Nepalese school can organize an advocacy campaign in nearby villages. The youth will promote the rights of people with disabilities.
Messages from young changemakers
Materials for teachers
Learning materials, workshops and video clips.
Enroll your school
Organize a traditional Taksvärkki Day where everyone works for one day to support youth in Nepal or help your students to organize their own fundraising event.
How it all works in Taksvärkki fundraising
Taksvärkki (ODW) fundraising
Youth in Finland raise funds by working for a day and donating their pay to Taksvärkki campaign
Youth organization ECCA
In Taksvärkki’s and ECCA’s project we develop schools together with local actors and promote equality
Local student councils
Students get training and train others on participation, equality and ending discrimination.
”I think youth can make a great impact through social media. By vlogging, speaking about one’s opinions and sharing thoughts.
Of course, if you have to get somewhere, then there is the question of accessibility.”
Ronja, 14, Finland
”We need to take seriously the views and challenges of youth with disability. Young people need to be involved in decision-making.”
Madalo, 18, Malawi