Langaville born Khadija Mpho Seleke is one of the youngest participants on cohort two of the ASRI Future Leaders Program. At the age of ten, the tragic loss of her father became a defining moment in her spiritual growth journey as she was confronted with acknowledging God’s will over her and her family’s life. In 2008, she halted her education to pursue an Alima course for six years at a Darul Ulum. Before qualifying as an Alima, she faced various challenges across many facets of her life but she attributes her success to perseverance, patience, faith and an inner strength. She has since been teaching Islam for six years, the first two years of which she was still a student. Recently, she has been involved in a pre-school and community day care centre as a grade RR and grade R teacher among some other community volunteer work. Khadija believes that knowledge has no limitations, which is why after she completed her Alima course, she decided to continue with secular education by pursuing Religious Studies with the University of Johannesburg. She is currently enrolled in a six- month RPL programme that will enable her to venture into an Honours class in Islamic Studies at the University of Johannesburg. Khadija is a patient individual that enjoys interacting and socializing with other people for the benefit of creating networks that could aid in transforming South African communities that are plagued with drug- abuse and teenage pregnancy. She envisions herself as a custodian for youth empowerment and is dedicating her time at the ASRI Future Leaders Program to develop her capacity for enacting change.