Onesmus lives most of the time with his grandmother in the Soweto slums in Nairobi, Kenya. His mother is a single parent and usually comes home very late from work. So that Onesmus does not have to be alone all day, he temporarily lives with his grandmother. His father was murdered when he was very young. He never got the chance to spend time with him, to get to know him and talk to him. His mother always tells him stories, but he would have loved to meet him in person.
Onesmu’s dream is to become a pilot. Ever since he was little and used to make paper airplanes out of old magazines, he has dreamed of piloting big planes for a living one day. He loves to work in the garden. He even has his own little garden at his grandmother’s house with lots of vegetables and even goats. He loves to take care of them. His favorite color is pink because his mother likes to wear a pink dress. Onesmus was always the best student in class and he would love to go back to school.