Taksvärkki campaign
2014–2015

The aim of the EVERYDAY IDOLS campaign is to provide education and a safe environment for street children and youth.

Taksvärkki is young people’s own development cooperation, from youth to youth.

In the Taksvärkki campaign, Finnish youth support long-term development cooperation efforts in Zambia and Kenya.

The ODW Workday (Taksvärkki) can be held any day during the school year.

15 €

Skills training course for one youth.

150 €

Start up grants for 6 youths to establish small business.

1500 €

A one-month rehabilitation and skills training camp for 30 children.

What do we achieve?

Street children and youth will gain more self-confidence, get off the streets and get a chance for a better future.

 

Join the Campaign!

Taksvärkki gives Finnish schools and youth the chance to support street children and youth in Zambia and Kenya.

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ODW campaign 2014–2015 – Everyday Idols

In the 2014–2015 Operation a Day’s Work (Taksvärkki) campaign, entitled EVERYDAY IDOLS, street children and youth are in the limelight. Through taking part in the ODW campaign, Finnish youth support their peers in Zambia and Kenya.

The annual ODW Workday is one of the highlights of the Finnish school year. By spending one day at work and donating their pay to ODW Finland’s Everyday Idols campaign, Finnish youth fund long-term development cooperation projects in Zambia and Kenya. The aim is to give youth in Zambia and Kenya a stronger voice in developing their communities and society in general.

Street children and youth will gain more self-confidence, get off the streets and get a chance for a better future. ODW’s local partner organizations Barefeet Theatre and Undugu Society of Kenya are in charge of the practical implementation of the projects.

In Finland, the ODW campaign has a strong development education component. ODW volunteers visit elementary and secondary schools all over the country and tell about active youth in Zambia and Kenya 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 young people and to build links between youth in Finland, Zambia and Kenya.

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

The patroness of the campaign is President Tarja Halonen.

On the right hand column, there is a list of all the schools whose students have donated one of their school days for street children and youth in Zambia and Kenya. Click to see the schools on the map.

TEACHER enroll your school in the campaign here. (The form is in Finnish.)