Raymond, 26, grew up in Mbeya with his parents and two siblings. Throughout elementary and secondary school, Raymond received many academic awards.
In 2008 he began writing poetry and has since published a number of books, including one that is now in the Library of Congress, USA. Along the way, Raymond continued to excel in his studies, and he is now finishing medical school at the Hubert Kairuki Memorial University in Dar Es Salaam. Raymond plans to continue for a masters in Anatomy, and his “BIG DREAM” is to open “An African Knowledge Village” by 2030 as a center of sharing knowledge & reading to sharpen talents and unlock potentials.