Farouk is a pillar of guidance in his community of Mitchellsplain. He works for the City of Cape Town on many projects, concerning youth at risk. Well aware of the challenges surrounding poverty, gangsterism and drugs, in his community, he works together with YLTP colleagues to make inroads into understanding the local gang mindset and what drives youth into the gangs.
Working together with ex-gangsters, Farouk is working on a plan to introduce YLTP to his community, to give the youth direction in life and to keep them from drugs and gangsterism, by giving them an alternative.
Farouk's love for his community, gangsters and all, is a real example of good leadership.