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Joan Wight

Carnival Time! 🎉

  • February 24, 2017
  • Joan Wight

It is Carnival time here in Haiti, a time to celebrate everything Haitian. Although the official holiday does not begin until Sunday, the children at school started... Continue Reading

Kids Being Kids

  • February 9, 2017
  • Joan Wight

Hi, Joan here. It is good to be back with Karen and the kids. It’s Saturday here on the compound and that means lots of time to... Continue Reading

Our Ninja Party

  • November 7, 2016
  • Joan Wight

I think that the younger boys want to be Ninja’s when they grow up. Jonathan asked me if I have seen the 4 Ninja Turtles where I... Continue Reading

Hurricane Relief

  • November 2, 2016
  • Joan Wight

Although Hurricane Matthew is now history and the next hurricane has been and gone, there are still many who are suffering in Haiti because of the destruction... Continue Reading

Pencil & Paper 📝

  • October 29, 2016
  • Joan Wight

October 29th – 2016 Anyone know the song, 🎶 “School days, school days, Good old fashioned rule days. Reading and writing and ‘rithmatic?” 🎶 Well here at... Continue Reading

Christmas in March

  • March 21, 2016
  • Joan Wight

It is always fun to have an opportunity to give the kids here at HATS something that is just theirs, no sharing necessary. Thanks to a friend... Continue Reading

Playtime is the Best

  • March 15, 2016
  • Joan Wight

Even though there are always chores to be done and homework to be studied, I think Saturday is the day that the kids like the most. First... Continue Reading

A Great Weekend!

  • March 8, 2016
  • Joan Wight

This was a great weekend!  We had a play in church and TiFI came home. All was well with the world, at least the world at HATS.... Continue Reading

Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️

  • February 14, 2016
  • Joan Wight

Valentines is not a familiar tradition here in Haiti, but was quickly embraced by our kids. Thanks to a good friend from Montreal we had a generous... Continue Reading

It’s Carnival Time!

  • February 10, 2016
  • Joan Wight

Every year Haiti celebrates Carnival about this time in February. It’s a holiday from work and from school for most of the country. Here at the school,... Continue Reading

Repairing & Riding Bikes

  • February 5, 2016
  • Joan Wight

For any one that has kids or has looked after kids you know there is that one time every day that I used to call the arsenic... Continue Reading

The Little Ones and Other Things

  • November 30, 2015
  • Joan Wight

Thought you might like an update on the newest little ones here at HATS. That is Sonson the youngest and his brother Markenson. I say that Markenson... Continue Reading

A New Swing Set for the Kids

  • November 15, 2015
  • Joan Wight

What is one of your favorite things you remember doing as a kid? This week the kids got a new toy thanks to Keith’s perseverance and ingenuity.... Continue Reading

A Week With No School!

  • November 8, 2015
  • Joan Wight

So let me give you a quick overview of a week with 17 kids on the compound 24/7 because school is closed. Every day starts with us... Continue Reading

A Love for Teaching

  • November 1, 2015
  • Joan Wight

I have to say I love to teach and although I have retired from formal teaching in Montreal, I have a wonderful opportunity here at HATS to... Continue Reading