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

Neida Day

I am Neida. I live with my parents and my baby sister. I am in 2nd year (of 3) kindergarten. My birthday is 18 July 2009 so I am 5 years old. I am very shy when I meet new people, but I am very kind when you get to know me. I am never mean to anybody. I love to go to the beach. That is my favorite place to go! Someday maybe I can become a senator.

Ashley Dort

Ashley is 10 years old. Her birthday is April 2nd. She lives with her parents and 4 siblings. Two of them, Aphane and Jean Philippe, are also in the program. Ashley's favorite subject in school is math. She likes to help others and wants to become a doctor so she can take care of people. She likes to play with her friends, play soccer, and eat fish and rice.

Olsen Bolivar

Hi! My name is Olsen. I just turned 12 years old on November 28 (born 2003). I attend the Haitian Roots Academy and am in the 6th grade. I live with my mom and little sister. I don’t remember my dad. He left when I was very young. I am kind and like serving others. I often care for my sister when my mom is not around. Maybe this is why I hope to become a doctor or something else in the medical profession someday.

Dave Elias

Bonjou! I'm Dave! My birthday is Dec 30, 2009. I am very excited to be in school. I live in St Marc and am one of 4 children. I might like to be a doctor one day because I like to help people but I also dreams of becoming an artist. I love to play soccer. I am a sweet boy and not nearly so angry as I look in this photo!

Chrisdarly Whitney Charles

Hello my name is Whitney. I am 6 years old and in first grade. In school I love learning how to read. I want to be a doctor someday. One of the best things about me is that I’m very loving and kind to everybody. My favorite color is red. My teachers say that I’m good at learning math and reading. I hope that someday I can visit Miami because I know some people like to go there.

Roodvan Augustin

Roodvan is 10 years old. We asked him some questions about himself and received the following information. He says the 5 best things about him are that he is: nice, wise, smart, a hard worker, and happy/joyful. We can attest to his being smart by the amazing grades he receives on all of his report cards. Roodvan says that he is a happy kid but he often still feels sad and worried about the future because his father was killed in the earthquake and his mother is struggling to care for him and he 2 siblings.

Gabriel Ashton Charlemagne

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

Lovens Dawensly Lafortune

My name is Lovens and I’m 3 years old in the first year of kindergarten. I really like learning how to use pencils and crayons! My best friends are my mom and dad. I am a very sweet little boy but I am shy when I’m at school. My teachers are trying to get me to open up and talk in front of my peers.

Maxime Florosier Peterson

Hello! I’m Maxime and my birthday is 25 June 2006. In school my favorite subjects are math and French. When I’m not in school I have to do a lot of cleaning, but I prefer to play soccer with my friend Romauld. My favorite food is rice and vegetables and I like the color red.

Tommy L. Dume

Hi! My name is Tommy. I live in St. Marc and just joined the Haitian Roots program. My birth date is 7 March 2009. I live with my mother and sister. I love to draw.

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