Francis was brought to the orphanage by Abednego's father. His father had passed away and he was being raised by his mother. The mother was also caring for 6 other children. None of them were going to school.
When Abednego's father dropped him off he pleaded for Patrick to take Francis as well. Patrick visited Francis's home and discovered the poor living conditions he was living in. The house was made of mud and all the children were dirty. When he asked the mother which children she wanted him to take, she asked him to take Francis as he was not a well behaved child.
This could not be further from the truth. Francis is doing very well in school, he is a very polite young man and is always eager to give a helping hand.