Elias attended Kisongo Primary School. Both of his parents are extremely old. His father is completely blind. He has eight brothers and sisters, and his parents are not able to pay for him to go through his secondary education.
Elias started Moita Boys’ Secondary Boarding School in January 2011, and completed his secondary education in November 2014 He is currently waiting for the national examination results to be published (due out in April/May 2015). He was sponsored throughout his secondary education by Jeff Taylor, Chair of Governors at Acklam Grange School, and his wife Kath.