Among the two children, Sumaiya Akter is the eldest daughter of Mainuddin Sikder Rony and Bijita Akter Mina. Due to family conflicts, her father left them when Sumaiya was just three years old. From her childhood, Sumaiya saw her mother struggling to meet the needs of the two siblings. None of the relatives came to support them. However, defying the odds, her mother made sure that both the children resume their studies. At the age of six, Sumaiya started her school, although she had to leave that year due to economic hardship and illness. One year later, her mother got to know about UCEP General School programme. She admitted Sumaiya at UCEP Ismail School, Dhaka in 2016. Besides being a good student, Sumaiya has engaged herself in different types of activities in school. She served as the Vice-Chairman of the Child Council Committee (CCM) ensuring active participation in all relevant events of the school. She is well recognized among the teachers of the school for her dearness, creativity and leadership attitude. Sumaiya wishes to bring a change in her family and herself by acquiring knowledge and skills. She would like to advocate child rights and ensure the upbringing of the underprivileged children in the society once her studies are over. Now her aim is to pass the SSC examination from this school and establish herself for the future. UCEP Bangladesh wishes Sumaiya all the luck for her future.