Knowledge and competence are the power and authority that change the world. In spring 2020, Kalevala financed the establishment of the Kalevala Training Center project, which opens a path to a vocation and independent livelihoods for young women in the small village of Makongeni in Kenya.
Kalevala is a world of timeless beauty, empowering stories and sustainable values created on the initiative of writer Elsa Heporauta over 80 years ago. It reminds us of the sampo in the Finnish national epic Kalevala, a mystical artefact that brings riches and good fortune to its holder. It is a heritage which is alive still today.