Philip previously lived with his aunt in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. He originally came to the streets because he lost his father who did virtually everything for him. Since that time, his mother began selling ice blocks to fish mongers.
The returns were not enough to feed them let alone pay for Philip's school tuition, so Philip dropped out of school. Philip went to the streets looking for a way to make money for food.
Philip is in Senior Secondary I and attends Peninsula Junior Secondary School.