The Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute (ASRI) is a pluralist domestic civil society institution established in 2015 that promotes active citizenship and conducts training for civil society. Since 2016 ASRI’s flagship project has been the ASRI Future Leaders Programme (ASRI FLP) that aims to produce ethical and effective leaders for South Africa with a deep understanding of the country’s socio-political and economic landscape, and a wide variety of skills necessary to contribute positively. To date the ASRI Future Leaders Programme has graduated over one hundred and thirty graduates who now serve in a variety of leadership positions in both the public and private sector.

As of 2023 ASRI offers civic leadership training to Muslim student leaders at South African universities to educate and train Muslim youth leadership on a range of issues that affect their faith in a fast-paced world, enhance their ability to serve their respective constituencies with efficiency and Ihsaan and develop the next generation of Muslim leaders who will make necessary and tangible differences to build a just and prosperous society.

As part of ASRI’s ongoing civic education and engagement programmes we have designed a sixteen-week long Civic Leadership Programme (CLP) for young Muslim students between grades ten to twelve at secondary schools across South Africa.

The ASRI Civic Leadership Programme for High Schools (ASRI CLP High School) is a once weekly online training programme which will feature a variety of speakers on a wide range of topics such as, the importance of justice in Islam, worker rights, privilege, racism, environmentalism, greed, animal cruelty and gradual change. Based on the book ’40 on Justice: The Prophetic Voice on Social Reform’ by Sheikh Dr. Omar Suleiman, the ASRI Civic Leadership Programme will feature Ulamah and Muslim civil society leaders and activists who will share their time, knowledge and experiences to develop the next generation Muslim community leaders who will make a positive difference wherever they find themselves, In Sha – Allah.

The programme is set to commence with the first online session presented by Moulana Ebrahim Bham on the topic of “The Gravity of Injustice in Islam” on Wednesday 24 April 2024, at 16:45 until 17:15 In Sha – Allah.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to register for the programme by completing the form below. Please note that all details that you share with us will be treated as confidential and will not be shared publicly.

We look forward to engaging your learners as we build a dynamic generation of young South African Muslim leaders, In Sha – Allah.