Prince Cummings grew up and completed his high school education in Sierra Leone. He completed his university studies in Kenya, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Cummings holds a social work diploma, a master?s degree in international development, and a doctorate in philosophy. He returned to Sierra Leone and has worked for high-profile nongovernmental organizations as well as United Nations Children?s Fund senior-level positions. He and his wife, Florella, have four children.