Sumaiya, 11 years old, is our youngest Revolutionary. She’s from the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Her favourite colour is red and her favourite food is Biryani.
Sumaiya is our resident genius. She had never seen the face of a school until 7 weeks ago when she came to Kranti. But in the first three weeks she learned to write the alphabet in capitals and cursive, sound of the alphabets, addition and subtraction with carry-overs. She is starting to read three letter English words now!
In the evenings when the other Revolutionaries are playing or watching films, you will find Sumaiya sitting in the corner, giving herself math problems and solving them! “I want to open a school next to my home and teach there,” she says.