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


Jephte Clement

Hello, my name is Jephte Clement. I was born in 20 September 2007. I am in kindergarten. I am a bit behind in my schooling because I haven’t always had the opportunity to go. I love being able to come to the Haitian Root Academy. I am friendly but also quiet and gentle. When I bring lunch to school I always share with the other kids who don’t have any. My dream is to become a police officer one day!


Laure Sophia Henry

My name is Sophia and I’m in the 3rd year kindergarten class. I love to sing, dance, and read. I am outgoing and fun but my teachers say I’m also capricious. This is most likely because my father left our family and it is very hard for me. I consider him my best friend and I miss him.


Evenson Pierre Louis

Needs a Sponsor


Jonas Francois

Jonas was born in 2003. At age 11 he is only in the third grade due to the fact that he started school so late. He continues to struggle at school somewhat due to the fact that his family struggles to eat. For kids like Jonas, we're working hard to start a food program.


Loudiana Cenat

Hello, I'm Loudiana and I'm 15 years old (born 1999). I live with my dad, stepmom, and little sister. I enjoy school and know that it is important.


Eloyi Abinadi Charlemagne

I am Eloyi Abinadi. I am just 3 years old. But in Haiti that is when we start school. My birthday is 10 September 2011. I live with my parents and am an only child so far. I am very creative! I LOVE coming to school and am excited every morning when its time to go!


Naiki Fils

Hello! My name is Naika. I’m 7 years old and in 1st grade. I live with my mother. My favorite subject in school is social science. I want to become a doctor one day. I like to play soccer and dance. My best friend is Laurie. When I’m not in school I like to dance. I struggle at memorizing things at school but I’m good at math.


Romero Junior Saint-Vil

My name is Romero. I turned 5 on October 30th (born 2009). I live with my parents and two siblings. I am in kindergarten at the Haitian Roots Academy. I love to draw! Someday I would like to become a teacher.


Jasmine Zamy

Hi! I'm Jasmine. I'm now 14 years old. I have been in the Haitian Roots program for 7 years and am so grateful for this organization that has helped me so much.


Fedner Pierre Louis


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