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

Olivier Nathan Orisme

Hello! I’m Olivier. My birthday is 1 July 2005. I live with my mother, sister, and brother. I really love love coming to school so much! My favorite subject is math and I want to become an Engineer. My best friends are Marcus and my mother. My dream is that someday I can visit my aunt who lives in the US.

Myrtyana Lafortune

Bonjou! My name is Myrtyana. My birthday is 24 October 2006. My teachers say that I am very easy to teach, that I am gentle and kind and I’m respectful in class. I like to write poetry and sing. I think I would like to become a nurse when I grow up.

Nelda Hyppolite

Nelda was born 11 Jan 2005. 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.

Christopher Azor

Hello! I'm Christopher and I just started school at the Haitian Roots Academy. I am only 3 years old. More information will be posted about me soon.

Sophonie Baltazar

Bonjou! I'm Sophonie. I am in the first year of kindergarten at Haitian Roots Academy, which starts when we are only 3 years old. More information will be posted about me soon.

Florgine Montalmont

Hello! My name is Florgine. My birthday is 30 Nov 2006. I live with my parents and my brother. My favorite subject in school is math. I will become a nurse when I'm older. At home I like to read and play. My favorite color is pink. I would like to visit Canada someday because I have an aunt who lives there.

Robenise Etienne

Alo! I'm Robenise. My birthday is 7 July 2005. I am a little behind in school because I haven't always been able to attend school. But I am catching up now. I am learning French, which I really like. I hope to become a nurse. I like to eat vegetables but I don't like ground corn. I love to dance and I love the color pink. I enjoy school and being able to learn with so many other children.

Guerlanda Noel

Needs a Sponsor

Hello. I am Guerlanda and my birthday is 13 January 2005. I live with my mother and my father. My favorite thing about school is reading. I want to become a doctor when I'm older. When I'm not in school I like to read, study, and play volleyball. My teacher describes me as, "very wise", but she says I don't speak loud enough so I need to learn to speak up.

Louna Pierre

Louna is 17 years old. Her birthday is July 25th. Her favorite school sunject is Math. Louna enjoys dancing and the color pink. Louna is most grateful for God, Jesus, her parents, and school. She said that her favorite sport is karate!

Olcin Bolivar

Olcin has been part of the Haitian Roots program since he was just a little boy. He has been attending the Haitian Roots Academy since it opened. He is a very bright boy and works hard. His birthday is 28 Nov 2003.

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