Action for equality together with Zambian youth

Youth in Zambia face discrimination in school, at home and on the streets. Girls from poor families, youth with refugee background, youth living and working on the street or youth with disabilities don’t receive the education and healthcare they need. Barefeet Children’s Council members share information with Theatre for Development, defend those without a voice and inspire other youth to act against discrimination.

With Taksvärkki fundraising you support youth in Zambia.
WHAT DO WE ACHIEVE WITH YOUR HELP?
15€

Workshop on life skills for youth group.

100€

Training on active citizenship for 4 youth.

50€

Workshop on menstruation and sexual health for teenage girls.

HOW IT ALL WORKS

TAKSVÄRKKI (ODW) FUNDRAISING

ZAMBIAN YOUTH ORGANIZATION BAREFEET

LOCAL CHILDREN’S COUNCILS

"In Taksvärkki we build bridges between youth.”Iiris, Finland

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In Taksvärkki, Finnish schoolchildren and students support groups of young advocates in Zambia. Barefeet Children’s Council members focus on topics which affect their communities and the youth. These active youth use peer to peer education and theatre for development to make a positive change.


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STORIES OF THE YOUTH

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"We do things for somebody out there, who is facing challenges. We make sure that their voices are heard."Isaac, 18, Zambia
"We are the future leaders. The main point of us being educated is for development and to reduce the number of poverty."Deborah, 14, Zambia
"Early marriages, early pregnancies, HIV and AIDS, and the issue of stigmatization of people who are physically challenged or disabled, l want to bring out those issues."Jeff, 18, Zambia

PHOTO CHALLENGE

Take a photo of your Taksvärkki Workday and share it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. A gift card is being raffled off every month among the participants.

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VIEWS FROM ZAMBIA

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"You just have to know that you have value whether you are rich, poor or disabled.”Hope, Zambia