Emmanuel lost his mother when he was eight years old due to pneumonia. His father had nine children, five of which were boys and Emmanuel is the youngest.
Because his father could not take care of him at this tender age he sent him to go live with his aunt so that he would be well taken care of and continue to attend school. However, his aunt refused to send him to school because of lack of funds.
Emmanuel went out on the street to fend for himself. He is in Class 5 attending Prince of Peace Primary School but he is inconsistent because of the lack of funds to pay for tuition and other school fees.