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


Carli Aston Sartrosi Odeus

This child has a huge name for one so small. We usually just call his Aston. Aston is 4 years old and his birthday is April 13th. He lives with his parents and two younger brothers. His brother, Richemon, is also in the program. Aston is a bright and happy boy and can't wait to start school this fall.


Fransly Pierre

Hi! I’m Frans1y! I was born on Christmas Day in 2008! In school I like studying social science and Creole. I would like to be an engineer when I grow up. When I’m not at school I like to swim, play soccer, and learn how to cook. My favorite food is fish! My teacher says that I’m very good at participating in class and answering questions…but I’m not so good at doing any schoolwork once I’m at home. I’m going to work on that!


Mirielda Mazile

Bonjou! I am Mirielda Mazile. I was born on 10 December 2001. My 2 siblings are also in the Haitian Roots program. I am in 8th grade and I like school very much. I am very happy and easy going. I love to laugh and make others laugh as well.


Macdarline Dilus

Bonjou! My name is Macdaline. My birthday is 10 June 2006. I live with my mother, father, and my sister. I love to read, dance, and color. I am very helpful at school and am very good at math. I am proud of the way I dance. I like helping people so I think I might enjoy becoming a nurse. Also, someday I hope I get to visit Santo Domingo.


Loveline Francois

Hello! I’m Loveline. My birthday is 16 June 2003. I live with my mother and my aunt. I go to the Haitian Roots Academy and my favorite subjects are Franch, Spanish, and Biology. At home I enjoy reading and writing. I hope to study in the Unites States one day and become a doctor!


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.


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


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