Tumelo Lesoka is a community activist hailing from rural Ga-Raphahlelo, a village in Limpopo. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and Bachelor of Arts Honours in Criminology & Criminal Justice; both earned at the University of Limpopo. He is currently enrolled at the University of South Africa, completing his Postgraduate Certificate in Education. He is an avid community and youth development volunteer with interests in poverty alleviation, crime prevention, education, and social security of South African citizens. At the University of Limpopo, Tumelo served as a student mentor at the Centre for Academic Excellence; while simultaneously managing his Secretary General duties for the University of Limpopo Criminology Society (ULCS). He also served as a Member of the Disciplinary Committee and later as the Chairperson of the Concerned Youth Forum (CYF) in Ga-Mamaila village (Limpopo). Tumelo was a member of the Sekgosese SAPS Youth Crime Prevention Desk – serving as the Chairperson of Ga-Raphahlelo sector. At the University, Tumelo was awarded the certificate of service for his mentorship role in the School of Social Sciences. In honour of his dedication and exemplary leadership skills, he earned a leadership certificate for his role as Secretary of ULCS in 2012 and 2013 respectively. After completing his studies he was employed at Pick `n Pay Clothing Store where his last position was that of Acting Assistant Store Manager. At the ASRI Future Leaders Program, Tumelo hopes to deepen his knowledge and application of the social justice tenets in order to augment the impact of community engagement and activism in his hometown.