School is almost finished for this school year. Our three prescolaire classes, along with Grades 1 to 6 finished their exams last Friday. Our grade 7 and 8 students finished writing their exams today, Thursday, 21st. These students are now off until June 29th when they return to pick up their report cards.

Raising of the flag

Our grade 6 and grade 9 students continue to attend class this week and next. This is because they have to write the governmental exams which will take place later than usual this year – in July.

Luckner and Little Luckner

It has been a good year for the HATS school. I must, however, say I am very thankful that the year is almost finished. I am going to enjoy not going to the school for a few weeks before we must start registration again for school in September. Following registration we must purchase uniform fabric and cut it to various lengths to give to parents, so they can in turn have uniforms made for their children. Another huge job every summer is the purchase of text books, along with repair of as many as possible, so they can be reused.

Visit to grade 8


Flag Day Fet at IMKH

I want to take time now to say a very big thank you to all those who sponsored a student again this past year. Your sponsorship fees enabled your student to continue to attend school. A big thank you to Education Haiti (Bev Chappelle) and to Every Child Counts (Rollie Herritt) for all the continuing work with sponsoring students for HATS. On behalf of all our sponsored students I say thank you very much.

Children at HATS school


Devotions at school

Anyone interested in sponsoring a student for school for September 2012 please let us know.

School students


School fet for Haitian Mother’s Day

Educating a student means giving that student, and his/her family, hope for a future. To many people who live around you, and to many who work with you, you may be just ‘one person’. But, to just one child in Haiti who needs an education, you are the world. May we continue to work together, for the betterment of the children in this area of the world.

Mariah’s class – exam – make a picture with stickers


Ti Luc doing exams verbally with his teacher

It is time once again to pay for the next school year 2012 – 2013. Please send your sponsorship funds by the end of July to the address below:

Hands Across The Sea Association
P O Box 101
Yarmouth, NS B5A 4B1
(Please designate it for schooling)

The sponsorship fees will remain the same are posted on the website. $275 /yr for elementary and $375 for secondary. If you have any questions about the sponsoring program you can contact Sandra MacDonald – or Liette Wilson –

Final exams


Year end exams

Again, thank you for helping these students receive an education.