Sabika Aziz Sheikh
Santa Fe, Texas
An unexpected one-way flight to America
She couldn’t believe her luck when she was accepted to a student exchange program in the U.S. “I was squealing, jumping like a madman,” she said. “It was the best moment of my life.”
As a youth ambassador and hopeful diplomat, she wanted to change the Islamophobic culture in America by showing people her religion is nonviolent. She was a sister to four siblings, and “one of the most precious gifts” to her host family.