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, as in all the schools in the country, Friday was a holiday from class but everyone came to school in their best clothes and had a party. The real no school holiday is Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
Our kids here at HATS were so excited last Friday morning; they were jumping around long before it was time to head to school. Our older four were excited in that laid back, I don’t care teenage way, but they did want their photo taken!
The younger boys and Karena were sprouting a bit of Carnival attitude for the camera before they headed over to the school for the party. Josie and Sandra had their face paint on to celebrate.
|Dieunel, Jonathan in front, Jofky, Karena and Judel|
|Josie and Sandra with a friend|
Luckner and the teachers at IMKH (Institute Mixte Karen Huxter) put on a great time for the kids. It all started with loud, ear splitting music and the kids started dancing. The conga line was a favorite for the classes to do together. Although the Grade 11’s had to hand in their homework to Met Luckner, they enjoyed seeing the little ones take part.
|The music gets you dancing|
|Grade 11 students|
While the younger ones dance out where everyone can see, the older students like to dance too, but more discreetly. These girls were having a great time a bit out of sight.
|Beautiful girls enjoying the dance|
|The Grade 5 group|
Our kids came home tired but happy to have had a chance to celebrate with their friends. As always, “It Is All About the Kids” on the compound and at the school.