Convocation -- "calling together" -- is often how colleges and universities begin the academic year. We're delighted that Franco has been chosen to be the keynote speaker at the convocation of Wheelock College.

Wheelock's mission is to "improve the lives of children and families." With a specialty of educating students in childhood education and in social work, Wheelock's goals mesh with ours. We've built a school, and helping the street children of Aweil will require the talents and sensitivities that education in social work develops. We know that Franco's story will inspire the Wheelock community. We wish Wheelock all the best this academic year, and we hope to stay in touch.