The TUSEME Approach: Stimulating youth leadership through the arts

Online workshop, held Wednesday March 21, 2024.

Workshop objectives: Drawing inspiration from the African model of TUSEME clubs, school staff will be invited to explore how to adapt the approach to their school context in order to stimulate the development of life skills of students, particularly girls and more marginalized young people.
A virtual workshop will enable members of the school network to appropriate the TUSEME approach: a playful and innovative African approach aimed at the emergence of youth leadership through the arts.

It is with this objective in mind that the Competencies, Leadership, Education (Programme  CLÉ) voluntary cooperation program, the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) and Spur Change, a program of the Intercouncil Network (ICN), have joined forces to reach out to the Quebec education community. The workshop will explore the proven approach of the TUSEME model, developed by FAWE in 1996, which has already made a difference for so many young people in sub-Saharan Africa.

To meet the challenges we face here and elsewhere, we need innovative solutions and committed young people to bring about positive change in the world. Taking initiatives in their immediate environment is an opportunity for young people to learn how to be agents of change, to build a just world and, together, face the challenges of tomorrow.

The TUSEME Approach and Booklet

Please see the companion sheet for the workshop as well as the TUSEME teacher’s handbook.

Webinar recording

Here you will find the recording of the virtual workshop and a copy of the slides used.