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Joan Wight

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


  • March 21, 2016
  • Joan Wight

Joan. 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... Continue Reading

March 14th – 2016

  • March 15, 2016
  • Joan Wight

Joan. Playtime is the best! Even though there are always chores to be done and homework to be studied, I think Saturday is the day that the... Continue Reading

Tuesday March 8th

  • March 8, 2016
  • Joan Wight

Joan. 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... Continue Reading


  • February 14, 2016
  • Joan Wight

Joan. 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... Continue Reading


  • February 10, 2016
  • Joan Wight

Joan. 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... Continue Reading

Friday, February 5th – 2016

  • February 5, 2016
  • Joan Wight

JOAN. 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... Continue Reading

The Little Ones and Other Things.

  • November 30, 2015
  • Joan Wight

Sunday November 29th – 2015 Joan. Thought you might like an update on the newest little ones here at HATS. That is Sonson the youngest and his... Continue Reading

Sunday, November 15th – 2015

  • November 15, 2015
  • Joan Wight

Joan. 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... Continue Reading

Sunday November 8th – 2015

  • November 8, 2015
  • Joan Wight

Joan 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... Continue Reading

November 01st – 2015 – English Anyone?

  • November 1, 2015
  • Joan Wight

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

Sunday, October 25th – 2015

  • October 25, 2015
  • Joan Wight

Church For the Kids By the Kids! Joan Hi everyone, this is our first Sunday back at HATS. I thought I would share with you what church... Continue Reading