Sumaiya Nadeem

Core Facilitator
Domestic Violence Team Lead

Medical Student
Pune, India

Background

Sumaiya is a second year medical student from BJMC Pune, India. She’s from Calcutta where she’s lived all her life before moving to Pune for her UG. 

Sumaiya is a dreamer of sorts. She believes the world can be a beautiful and a better place for you and for me. And she tries, in her capacity to bring active change, one step at a time.

She’s involved in numerous organisations and holds multiple posts at various levels. She is the Magazine Secretary in her college. She started and heads the Literature Club: Daastaan. Through her work, she’s learnt the best way to execute plans smoothly. But more importantly, she’s learnt what is not to be done.

She finds joy in working for NGOs and organisations and educating the community in matters in which they lack much knowledge. She loves socialising as much as she loves a cup of tea, on a rainy day with her favourite book. 

She says her soul is made of quotes, lyrics and references. Extremely talkative and equally attentive, she is a bright and fun addition to our organisation and is forever trying to achieve a balance between her contradictory sides.

Motivation

Sumaiya attended a Human Rights Trainers’ workshop recently and was amazed at how little she knew about issues like Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking. Ever since she’s taken it upon herself to read, watch and learn more about such pertinent issues that are still very prevalent in our world. A strong advocate of Mental Health, Feminism and the LGBTQ+ community, Sumaiya is involved in multiple projects and researches addressing their issues. She believes that we can change the perspective of the world. One conversation at a time. Her strengths lie in public speaking, organisational skills, designing and handling softwares.

Goals

There’s only one goal on her list, currently. To leave the world a better place than how she found it. She truly believes that we’re all in this together and organisations like SAC bring together like-minded individuals who can leave a footprint in the sands of time. With effects that will last longer than we will. Together, she thinks, that we can make it.