Ssebagala is an orphan living with his aunt. His aunt has no job and depends on friends and her small garden for survival. She is currently ill and is unable to tend to the garden making food scarcity a very real issue. When they have food, they cook over an open fire and fetch water from the community well to drink.
Ssebagala speaks Lugandan and English. His favorite subjects in school are biology, agriculture, history and geography. He would like to study to be an agriculture specialist if he is able to continue his education. Without support, this will not be possible.