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

Ketchyna Claude

Ketchyna is new to the HR Academy. A bio will be posted soon.

Uriel Emilie Saintil

Hi. My name is Uriel. I am 4 years old (born in 2002). I have a big family. I love to go to school and I love drawing. I like the color red. My teachers say that I am a very good student. I like to work together with my peers, I listen to my teachers, and I work hard.

Maritza Leandre

Hello. My name is Maritza. I was born 10 October 2011. My older brother, Hancyto, also goes to HRA. My favorite thing to do at school is learn to read. I think I would like to become a doctor some day. My teacher says that I am very shy but that I cooperate well in class.

Isberta Hyppolite

Isberta was born 14 Nov 2007. She just began Haitian Roots Academy. One of Haitian Roots coordinators brought her to the school with her father and sisters just after her mother died. The coordinator said that her father desperately needs help to try to raise them. We're grateful they came to Haitian Roots Academy! But they need sponsors to be able to continue. Thank you.

Henry Prag Joseph

Hello! My name is Joseph. My birthdate is 22 March 2001 and I’m in the 8th grade at the Haitian Roots Academy. I have a big family. I live with my grandmother, my mother, uncle, aunt, and siblings. My favorite subject to study is English and I hope that someday I can go to the US to study. I am interested in learning more about psychology as well. I like helping people and hanging out with my friends.

Sendy Cajuste

Hello. My name is Sendy. My birthdate is 1 June 2000. I am behind in school but the teachers at HRA are working hard to help me get caught up. I live with my aunt. My favorite subject in school is Spanish. I would like to learn about gardening and growing my own food. I like to play soccer. My favorite color is blue. Thank you for giving me the chance to learn.

Carla Guervil

Hi. I'm Carla. I was born 9 June 1999. Even though I am 17 and only in 8th grade, I know that getting an education is my best chance to have a good life. In school I especially enjoy learning Spanish and French. I love to dance. My favorite sport is gymnastics.

Jenny Samedi

Bonjou! My name is Jenny. My birthday is 7 July 2007. I live with my mom, dad, sister, and brother. I enjoy school. My favorite subject is French. I would like to become a nurse. My teachers describe me as gentle and shy. They say I learn quickly and I think so too. In fact, that is my favorite thing about myself--my intelligence. I think someday I would like to visit Canada.

Juveline Handerlie Pierre

Bonjou! My name is Juveline. I turned 4 this year (born 2012). I go to the Haitian Roots Academy with my twin brother Juvens. My favorite part of school is when we get to sing songs. I also love to talk and play with my friends. Sometimes this frustrates my teachers, but that's okay. I'm only 4! Thank you for giving me a chance for an education!

Leila Vernet

Hello. My name is Leila. I am new to the Haitian Roots Academy and am in the second grade (2016-17). I like learning math. I hope to become a doctor some day. When I'm not in school, I like to study. I hope that some day I will be able to visit the United States because it sounds like a nice place.

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