Youth have the right to make a difference

What can be achieved with your support?

15€ 3-day camp on leadership skills for one youth.

15€ Set of reusable menstrual pads for four girls.

150€ Radio spot on youth rights on local radio.

Taksvärkki campaign 2019–2020

Join Taksvärkki ry’s fundraising campaign and support student councils and youth in Nepal.

Bullying, discrimination, uncertainty of the future and gender inequality are issues influencing youth. Menstrual taboos and lack of appropriate toilet facilities set challenges to the school attendance of girls.

”My dream is that everyone gets the same opportunities.”

Iiris, 14, Finland


”I want to live in a world where everyone can be themselves without any fear.”

Alexander, 16, Finland

Taksvärkki from youth to youth

In Taksvärkki Finnish youth support youth in Nepal.
By taking part in the Taksvärkki campaign, Finnish youth support their peers in Nepal.

Nepalese youth address challenges in their communities and accomplish a positive change with the support of Finnish youth. The active student council members in Nepal organize events and trainings in their communities and set an example on how to make a difference. By participating in Taksvärkki campaign the Finnish students promote equality and make a difference together with Nepalese youth.

By spending one day at work and donating their pay to Taksvärkki / ODW Finland’s campaign, Finnish youth fund a long-term development cooperation project in Nepal. ODW’s local partner organization ECCA Nepal is in charge of the practical implementation of the project.

Young people have what it takes to change the world. That is why they are the protagonists, not merely beneficiaries in ODW’s development cooperation projects. The annual ODW campaign is young people’s own development cooperation, from youth to youth.

The patroness of the Taksvärkki campaign is President Tarja Halonen.

Enroll your school here

Your Taksvärkki workday can be any day during the school 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, well-being, active youth in Nepal, 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 in Finland and Nepal.
Enroll your schoolOrder a free workshopMaterial for teachers


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