During primary school, Simon was sponsored by a Katholic mission school, and when he finished it, there was no money for high school. By working as a waiter, and by support from others, he was able to join high school one year later, and finish it. Because he had high grades, he started dreaming of university, but because of fights in his family he wasn’t able to go. Discouraged, he had to let go of his dream of studying.
In the last ten years Simon worked to take care of his family, and besides that he focussed on voluntary work for teenagers, in Nairobi, as well as in Mombasa. He even started his own foundation.
His desire to study theology, and therefore deepening his knowledge for his work at teaching teenagers, stayed in his heart all that time.