His father has two wives and eight children. John is the seventh born. Both his parents work. One of his sisters is at Einoti School, and is paid for by an older brother, but he can not afford to pay for all the children. He likes the Brazil football team. He was placed second in his examinations at Kisongo Primary School in early 2014. He would like to be a teacher one day.
John started his secondary education at Moita Boys’ Secondary Boarding School in January 2015. He is being sponsored by Clive and Margaret Morton.