Joab is the last borne  of four and he is seven years old. He stays with both his parents who don’t have a stable source of income but do anything that comes up. His father drinks all that he earns when he works and hence leaves all responsibility to the mother who sometimes also goes a month without getting what to do.
Chances are that he can only go to school when his mother of doing something which is not guaranteed. Joab getting sponsorship will be a blessing to his family.