Our Children

Children accepted into our education sponsorship program understand the benefits that an education can provide but, due to the tough economic circumstances in Haiti, are unable to afford the minimum costs of tuition and fees required to attend public school. After submitting an application, they are evaluated by one of our in-country coordinators and must be approved by a member of the Haitian Roots Board of Directors before they are accepted to our program. For $300/year (or $25/month) you help a child attend school -- an opportunity taken for granted by most of us. To the children (and their families) in our sponsorship program, receiving an education means hope for the future and an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty. You can change the life of one of these precious children by becoming a sponsor today!

If you give a man a fish he is hungry again in an hour. If you teach him to catch a fish you do him a good turn.

Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie

Fernando Bourbe Talens

Hi! I'm Fernando and I'm one of the youngest kids at the Haitian Roots Academy right now. When this pic was taken, I was really tired and not interested at all in cooperating for a photo. But I'm a sweet boy and need an education!

Ricardo Destilus

Ricardo was born on March 3rd, 2005. He would like to learn a trade when he becomes older. He enjoys reading, playing, and studying.

Mackenson Francois

Needs a Sponsor

My name is Mackenson. Due to my family's financial situation, I have not always been able to attend school but I am now attending the Haitian Roots Academy and am enjoying it very much and working hard to catch up to my peers. I was born 12 Dec 1999.

Saika Pierre

Hello, I'm Saika. I have sickle-cell anemia. I was very healthy and happy until I was 5 years old when I had my first stroke. The last few years have been harder and harder on me with additional strokes. I've lost the ability to do a lot of the things that I used to be able to do. I'm grateful to Haitian Roots for helping me and my family.

Moise Emmanuel

Hello! I'm Moise. My birthday is 7 Mar 2001. I'm in the 8th grade at HRA (for 2016-17 school year) and am grateful for the chance to go to school and get an education.

Jean Freud Strofivekly Drouillard

Bonjou! I'm Jean Freud. I am in 5th grade at HRA (2016-17 school year). My birthday is 26 May 2006.

Richelene Eliacin

Bonjou. My name is Richelene and I was born on 17 Dec 1997. I am grateful to be able to go to the Haitian Roots Academy because even though I'm older and only in 8th grade, I know that education can give me a chance in life. I would like to be able to continue in school to become a doctor. My biggest asset is my pride and strength.

Franckenson Francois

Bonjou! My name is Franckenson Francois. I just started school at the Haitian Roots Academy. My birthday is 8 Feb 1998 and I am only in the 5th grade (2016-17 school year). I am very grateful for the opportunity that I have to go to school, even if I am older than most of my peers. I am working hard at school and am grateful and eager to learn.

Samuel Claude

Bonjour. My name is Samuel and I was born 22 March 2003. I live with my father. My favorite school subject is English. I want to have a career in medicine. My favorite sport is boxing. My dream is to one day travel to China.

Mike Lawens Claude

Hello. My name is Mike. I am in 2nd grade at the Haitian Roots Academy (2016-17). I enjoy being able to go to school every day. I like learning math. I think I would like to become an attorney some day. When I'm not at school I'm always working. Maybe some day I can go to Brazil because they have the best soccer team.

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