Thapelo Amad is a Junior Chamber International (JCI) Local President and Chairperson of the Economic Freedom Fighters (Ward 10). He is also a tutor at his community madrassa, and a former Secretary General at iThemba Lama Africa – a civil rights response movement. Thapelo studied Islamic Theology for five years at Jaami’ah Darul Uloon Newcastle and graduated in Kwa-Zulu Natal at Jamia Faizul Uloom. He completed his Level Four Qualification in Entrepreneurship at the University of Johannesburg, where is currently still a student pursuing postgraduate studies. Thapelo is involved in the ASRI Future Leaders Fellowship Programme because he sees a need for transformation in people’s lives, and believes that unlocking untapped doors in a person’s academic background can lead to growth in all spheres. He believes that the programme will not only contribute academically, but will also incubate personal leadership skills that will contribute positively to the communities we lead.