Alie lives with his step-mother who began looking after him six months after his mother’s death. His father is a gardener, and cannot afford to pay the school fees for Alie to go to school, much less to even provide one meal a day for him.
As a result, Alie had no choice but to go out to look for food every day. Alie lived on the streets, sleeping in market kiosks and many times on the tops of market tables.
Alie is in Senior Secondary I and attends Kemoh Sesay Secondary School.