His father died in 1999 of AIDS. His mother is very old. They depend on their brother for survival, who works in a cattle market. There are five children in the family, he is the first born. He wants to be a doctor one day.
In his final primary school examinations he gained 149 marks out of a possible 250.
Thomas started Moita Boys Secondary Boarding School in January 2013. In his end-of-year examinations in 2013 he was placed seventh in his year group of 113 pupils. In his Form Three Examinations in November 2015 he gained a Merit (the second highest level of pass).He is being sponsored by Andy Hassack, a member of staff at Acklam Grange School.