"My mother and father are gone."
When asked about her family, Sumayiah drops her chin and doesn’t answer. The adult she has traveled with is her aunt and she informs us that Sumayiah’s parents have both died. She has lived with the aunt for years.
Sumayiah has a sweet, quiet demeanor. She answers questions clearly, but with no elaboration. She wants to be a doctor when she grows up and loves the color orange. She also likes to play netball, a version of basketball.
When given the opportunity to attend school, Sumayiah is a great student, receiving good marks and being promoted to the next grade each year. She is currently in Primary 5, the equivalent to grade 4.