Théoneste Musoni, 29, is married and has two children. He enjoys playing with small children but it looks strange to many seeing a man kicking balls to children and receiving balls back, some weeping while Musoni consoles them but Musoni feels comfortable with the job he says earns him family living and has got him a house.
Musoni has told IGIHE that he is never frustrated over playing funny games with children and help them enjoy leisure from ‘Spiderman Game Center’ where he works. He says his job is not the final resort but a passion because he abandoned his previous business job to join childcare career.
“This job is so easy for me because I deeply love spending time with children. It is my nature. Talking with children, playing with them, holding them in my hands…all make my day nice and I never get enough of that,” he says.
Musoni liked children’s games very much since his childhood and was so creative to come up with new plays which he used to perform in front of other children and adults. He was a shopkeeper but abandoned it to pursue childcare career which he finds as his talent
Musoni receives around 20 children daily at Spiderman Game Center and enjoys making happy all those children. He first makes himself look like a child to make them comfortable with him, shows them playthings and puts on like a Spiderman before introducing different games and asking them questions after which he awards the winners.
His enjoyable experience with children makes them return again and again, earning Spiderman Game Center with a lot of clients.
Childcare earns him a lot
Musoni started working with Spiderman Game Center in 2015 with a salary over Rwf200,000, the money which caters well for his family in Kigali, helped him construct a house worth Rwf2.5 million in Ngororero District, his origin place and bought three cows.
“My two children, five and three-year old, are studying and I can afford well all the expenses as well as catering for the family,” he says.
Musoni says that his wife congratulates him for childcare work and likes seeing him at home playing with their two children on his day-offs.
While children often fear men, Musoni advises men to create a friendly environment for children by avoiding being harsh and frightening faces while trying to soften their heavy voices while talking with children. He says children like people who spend good time with them and urges men to find time for children despite daily busy dockets.