Abubakarr is the fourth son of a family of six. His father passed away from complications of pneumonia. Abubakarr's mother is still living and she sells pepper in the market to try to earn sufficient funds to feed the family.
After the death of his father, his father's family promised to care for him specifically in all ways but they discontinued support after just one year.
Abubakarr was able to continue attending school when a neighbor advocated on his behalf before the school officials, however, he is very inconsistent due to the lack of funds to pay for tuition, school supplies, uniforms and other school fees.