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


Hander Juvens Pierre

Hello! My name is Hander. I am a twin to Juveline. I’m in the 3rd year kindergarten class. My birthday is 3 Feb 2011. I want to be a driver some day! I also would like to visit Japan! My favorite thing about myself is my mouth. My best friend is Menlove. When I’m not in school I like to play soccer and sleep. My teachers say that I am very smart and advanced in my writing abilities.


Monica Bon Enfant

Monica is 9 years old. Her birthday is February 9th.


Dawensley Desir

Hi! My name is Dawensly and I’m in the first year of kindergarten. My birthday is 18 August 2013. My favorite thing to do in school is paint! I like to do gymnastics. I learn things quickly and am a very bright but humble boy. My favorite food is rice. My best friends are my mom and dad.


Christella Monchery

Christella is 14 years old. Her birthday is Valentines Day. Christella and her family (her brother Mackenson is also in Haitian Roots) have been through some extremely difficult times but Christella always seems to have a smile on her face. Her favorite subject in school is public speaking. She says that she would like to become a doctor some day because she likes to help people. Her favorite color is pink. She wishes that one day she might be able to live in the United States.


Osnika Occeas

Bonjou! I am new to the Haitian Roots Academy. My bio will be posted soon!


Leina Cesar

Hi! My name is Marie Leina Cesar. My birthday is 29 August 2008 so I am 6 years old. I am in the first grade at the Haitian Roots Academy. I live with my parents, two brothers, and my twin sister. I am very competitive. I like to run and I run fast! I like to race and always want to be first! My favorite thing, though, is art. I hope to become a professional artist when I grow up


Laurie Dorriane E Henry

Hello! My name is Dorianne and I’m in 8th grade. My birthday is 7 April 2003. My favorite subjects in school are Spanish and French, but I am good with all languages and already write English quite well! I like to read and I love to learn new things. My best friend at school is Genevieve. We like to play together. I hope that one day I can become a doctor! I also dream of traveling to the United States and to Switzerland!


Dorianne Melissa Louis

Dorianne is 8 years old. Her birthday is March 8th. Her favorite thing that she is learning in school is how to sew. Although it is difficult to get her to smile for the camera, Dorianne is a very sweet girl with a kind heart. She works hard and likes to share and serve others.


MacArthur Charlostin

I’m MacArthur and I’m 13 years old. My birthday is 19 Sept 2002. I live with my mother and my brother and sister. My favorite school subject is Spanish. When I’m not at school I like playing soccer and just hanging out with my friends. I have a lot of friends but when asked who is my best friend, I feel I must respond that it is God. I dream of becoming a doctor one day.


Keisha Jean Jacques

My name is Keisha. I am not even 3 years old yet but I was able to start school at the Haitian Roots Academy to give me a good start in life. My birthday is 1 Feb 2012. Even though I am young, I try hard at school and I follow the rules. I love to dance and to sing! I have a kind heart.


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