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


Rolph Joseph

Hello. My name is Rolph. My date of birth is 9 March 2001. I am working hard in school learning chemistry, biology, and English. I would love to become a great doctor. I enjoy playing soccer and reading. I love to learn new things.


Emma Geneste

Hello! I am Emma and I am in my first year of kindergarten. In school I am quite shy and like to work slowly, but I do enjoy being with friends. When I’m not in school I like to play with my sister. My best friends are my brother and sister. We like to play soccer together. My favorite food is bananas and I like the color yellow.


Stephie Fils-Aime

Bonjou. My name is Stephie. I was born on 17 Oct 2005. I live with my aunt who takes care of me. My favorite school subjects are geography and creole. I would like to be a doctor when I grow up. I like to dance. My favorite color is red. I think that it would be neat to visit Chile someday because I know of other Haitians who have moved there. My teachers describe me as very patient and reserved.


Moroni Moneus

Hello! I'm Moroni! I am new to HRA. I'm 3 years old and travel every day from Croix des Mision for the opportunity to go to school. More info will be posted about me soon.


Bethsaida Gesner

Hello! My name is Bethsaida. I am brand new to HRA and am just 3 years old. More information about me will be posted soon.


James Herlando Gustelier

Hello! I am James Gusteliar. My date of birth is 28 July 2010, so I am 4 years old. I live in St. Marc with my mother and one sibling. My mother has been struggling to support me since my father passed away. But I am a happy little boy. I like to run and play soccer!


Romauld Saintil

Bonjou! I am Romauld. My birthday is 3 Sept 2006. My favorite thing to do is run and play soccer. I would like to become a policeman someday. I like to smile but my teachers say that I have a serious personality. I work hard at school!


Joseph Francois

Bonjou! My name is Joseph. My birthday is 6 Aug 2005. I am in third grade and I live with my mother. In school I enjoy learning Math and French. When I’m not in school I like to read and play soccer. I think I would like to be an engineer when I grow up. I also hope that someday I can visit the USA. My teachers say that I am humble and cheerful and that I need to work harder on my French.


Saul Cenat

Hello. My name is Saul. My birthday is 13 Dec 2003. I live in Port au Prince with my mother and my sister. My favorite subject to study at the Haitian Roots Academy is French. I would like to become a police officer some day. When I'm not at school I like to play soccer and hang out with my friend Cliff. My teachers say I'm smart and that my weakness and my strength is that I talk a lot. Sometimes I have a hard time concentrating, but I'm still doing well in school and hope to be able to continue to study.


Genevieve Emmanuelle Saintil

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


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