At FWAL, we are very lucky to have people from around the world come visit us. Some are coming to Haiti just to see us, and some are coming to work at St. Damien Pediatric Hospital or at St. Luke, but take time from their day to come visit and play. Sometimes it’s big groups and sometimes just one person, but it’s always fun to meet new people.
Recently, we’ve been very fortunate to have a number of fun, creative, passionate and playful people stop by.
Our Italian office, the Francesca Rava Foundation, has sent lots of visitors through their camp programs, who took us to the beach and bring us toys and sport equipment. We always have a lot of fun with the big groups that come because they have great ideas for games and art projects!!
This fall a few women with the METI group from Boston Massachusetts, visited on their day off to play a few rounds of soccer, fell in love with FWAL and ending up spending all their spare time for the rest of the trip with us. They even started working on sponsorship paperwork before their trip was over!
Recently, a doctor working at St. Damien for a few weeks, came over to teach the older girls how to make decorative hair flowers. She brought fabric that matches our school uniform and taught the oldest girls how to make the hair clips. The class was such a success she left plenty of supplies for the girls to teach the younger girls at St. Louis.
And while it’s always great to meet new people, some of the best visitors are the ones we already know. This year a few former volunteers come back to see us. It’s so nice to catch up whether it’s been years or just months. Big thanks to Sr. Kathleen, Dani and Avriel for making time to visit FWAL.
These are just some of the wonderful visitors we’d had at FWAL. We are so grateful to the people who generously bring toys and activities, but more importantly guests are the best when they are able to share themselves, their time, have a chat, teach a song or play a game.
Thank you to all visitors we’ve had, we hope to see you again soon!