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
“Sometimes I gather all the young ones around here and I talk to them and I tell them that education is the best thing for a woman.”
Mamie, 15, Sierra Leone
The proceeds from the Taksvärkki fundraising are used to support young people making an impact, for example through these means:
A three-day camp on influencing skills for one young person in Nepal.
A one hour radio show in support of disability rights in Sierra Leone.
A data collection process carried out by young people in communities on child marriage, sexual rights and on education-related themes in Malawi.
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.
Partner organizations in 6 countries
The proceeds from the Taksvärkki fundraising are used to support youth advocacy work in Guatemala, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Zambia and Sierra Leone. Taksvärkki’s partner organization’s projects promote equality.
Promoting youth participation
Young people work together with adults and decision-makers. Taksvärkki supports conditions for young people to participate in the development of their own communities.