Her professional work experience includes project management within young people’s Theatre projects, mentoring young people in educational settings, facilitating, and developing group work programmes for young people in schools, Third sector organisations, and Creative Arts organisations across Leeds. Tshayi has an MA in Youth Work and Community Development where in her work as a senior Youth Worker of over 10 years, in supporting young people through varied capacities such as through, Emotional Health & Well-Being, Child Exploitation, sexual health, and Voice and Influence.

Tshayi has worked with GCF, LEEDS2023, Transform Festival, and Getaway Girls. Where her work has centred on group work facilitation, and engagement with young people.

Tshayi. combines both her love of working with young people along with her own passions for the arts and performance, something Tshayi has her own personal experience in as an artist where she has performed at the Contact Theatre in Manchester and more recently performed at the Leeds School of Art at Leeds Beckett University as part of an all-female cast.

Tshayi describes herself as, “A creative, enthusiastic, and energetic individual with a zest for life and always allow the use of my creativeness and energy to imbed into all the work that I do. I love working with people and being able to empower them to be the best version of themselves. Encouraging people to explore, express and empower themselves is at the heart of what I do as a professional because it is born out of a genuine desire to create a better world (however cheesy that sounds!) You will find me to be hard-working and good humoured!

“I love working Working directly with communities as this feels purposeful for me,”

What people are saying...

  • Really worthwhile and full of information. Love the use of performance to portray characters and bring history to life.
  • A brilliant walk which shares (African) history in a well-researched, knowledgeable way. We need more of this input in our schools.
  • This is the second time I've attended the walk and feel there is so much more to learn. Joe’s knowledge, creativity and enthusiasm mean I could easily stay for the whole day.
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