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

Daseline Jean

Bonjou! I am Daseline. I’m in my first year of kindergarten. I live with my father. He is my best friend and he takes care of me. I love to dance and sing. I enjoy school but I get a little homesick for my dad. My favorite color is pink and I love to eat rice and peas.

Evensky Hommages

Evensky is 11 years old and his birthday is June 2nd. He likes to eat rice, study his school work, play soccer and basketball, and help others. When asked, "If could have any wish, what would it be?" He responded, "To finish school and go to college." He worries a lot about his family's economic problems and also about the possibility of another earthquake. He wants to become a doctor someday because he saw so much suffering and wants to be able to serve others.

Rose Berlin Charles

Hi! My name is Rose and my birthday is 7 Nov 2007. I am behind in schooling because I haven’t had the chance to attend school until I came to the Haitian Roots Academy. But my teachers say that I am very smart and learn quickly. My best friend at school is Christine. I like to learn about science at school. Someday I hope to be able to travel to other countries and work with children because I really like little kids.

Noah Joseph Kerry

Hello! My name is Noah. I’m 3 years old and in my first year of kindergarten. I live with my mother. At school I like whenever we get to do manual activities to build things with our hands. My favorite color is blue. When I’m not at school I like to play soccer and watch TV. My best friend is my mom.

Romerlianessa Charles

Hello! My name is Romerlianessa aka Romelia. I was born on December 13, 2007. I like to work and I am excited to finish school so that I can help my family in the future. I live with my mom, my little brother, and several of my cousins whom my parents help to support.

Flore Dorothie Elizabeth Henry

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

Flora Philistin

Bonjou! I am Flora and my birthday is 28 March 2011. I am in the second year of kindergarten. In school I love it when we learn poems. I want to be a nurse someday. My best friend is Keisha. I hope to visit Miami one day to see if it is beautiful like people say. My best feature is my nose. I love to dance and I’m very confident in myself. My teachers say that I am very intelligent and driven and that nothing can stop me from accomplishing my dreams.

Jean Renald YeYe

Hello, my name is Jean Renald. My birthday is 6 Oct 2006 and I’m in third grade. I live with my mother, sister, and brother. My favorite subjects in school are Math and French. I am good at answering questions and participating in class. My dream is to someday go to the US to study to become a medical doctor.

Chamar Almonord

Bonjou! I am Chamar and my birthday is 7 Dec 2007. I live with my aunt right now. I like learning French, Math, and Reading. I hope to go into medicine after I graduate. I would like to continue my studies in the US. I like to play basketball. My favorite colors are pink and red. My best friend is Kechney. In school my teachers say that I work hard and do a good job but sometimes I’m a bit too social and talk a lot!

Marie Rachelle Cesar

My name is Marie Rachelle Cesar. My birthday is 29 August 2008. I live in Petion-ville, Haiti, with my parents, my twin sister, and my two brothers. I go to the Haitian Roots Academy. I like school and I’m very smart! I would like to become a lawyer one day.

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