The second child in a brood of four siblings, Scha Alyahya grew up surrounded by love in the small town of Sungai Petani, Kedah.
“My siblings and I would spend days and nights with our friends, riding bikes and playing games. We would only return home after the street lights came on. I am grateful that my parents allowed us to experience such a ‘free-range’ childhood,” she says.
While she can come across as cold and aloof at first, those who know her can attest that Scha is in fact a warm, animated and goofy person.
Her younger sister Marissa Alyahya has this to say about Scha: “Although she never wears her heart on her sleeves, don’t be deceived by her ‘lack of emotions’. She has a delicate heart. But she is quite tough and fierce, too! I will never forget how she would protect and shield me from bullies in high school!”
For her tertiary education, Scha pursued a diploma in IT from PTPL College. A self-confessed tech geek, she is passionate about technology—especially on how it impacts and improves lives for mankind.
“Not many people know this, but I am obsessed about productivity. I am always looking for ways to be more efficient in how I work. So, I chose IT as a career path,” she says.
Although she never wears her heart on her sleeves, don’t be deceived by her ‘lack of emotions’. She has such a delicate heart that she cannot bear to see anyone in pain.— Marissa Alyahya