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

Elize Olivier

Hello, I am Elize. You pronounce the "e" at the end of my name and I'm a boy, not a girl! I am 10 years old. I live with my older brother and my parents. My father had his back broken during the earthquake and we also lost all of our belongings. Life has been extra hard since then, so I'm grateful that Haitian Roots can help me to go to school.

Marie Claudia Louis

Marie is 10 years old. Her birthday is May 15th. Her favorite subject in school is Math. She would like to become a doctor one day. She enjoys playing soccer. She is most grateful for, "My mom, my dad, God, School, and everyone that helps me."

Jemima Oreus

Hello! My name is Jemima Oreus. I was born on 6 October 2001, alongside my twin sister, Sammansa. I also have an older sister and a younger brother. We live in St. Marc. My favorite school subjects are French and English. I would like to become a great leader in society one day and also a knowledgeable doctor so that I can save the lives of those who are in danger or sick. The things I am most grateful for are: school, church, my friends, my leaders, and my family.

Valdivio St Fleur

Validivio is quick to smile. He lives at La Maison orphanage with his 2 older sisters. He enjoys preschool at the orphanage as long as he is rested and not in need of a nap. His sisters take good care of him. He is happy and easy to play with.

John Taylove Pierre

John is 5 years old. He was born in 2009. He is very excited to be starting school and can't wait to learn to read. His mother says he'd make a good doctor because, "he is sensible and can't stand to see people suffer." John has a lot of chores and responsibilities but when he has free time he likes to play soccer. His favorite color is blue. He likes to eat rice, beans, and meat but doesn't like corn.

Laure Sophia Nischie Henry

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

Carls Rodeley Dorvil

I am Carls Rodeley. I live in St. Marc with my parents and my sister. I will be 11 years old on the 7th of December (born 2003). I am in 6th grade. My favorite school subject is math. I would like to become a doctor so that I can take care of the sick. When I’m not in school I am always playing soccer! If I could have any wish it would be that my parents will live for a long time and that one day we can become a forever family.

Richard Montalmont

Richard is 11 years old. He is in the program along with his younger sister, Shledia. Richard is a sweet boy and very smart. He likes to joke around and smile. However he worries about economic problems and still is stressed about the earthquake. When asked if he could have any wish what it would be, Richard responded, "That I would not be miserable, because misery is not fun."

Shledia Montalmont

Shledia is 10 years old. Her birthday is January 13th. She and her brother Richard are both in the program. Shledia really likes school. Her favorite subjects are French, English, Spanish, and Math. She likes working with people and thinks that she would like to become a doctor or nurse. When she is not in school or studying, she likes to run and jump rope.

Benjamin Jean Charles

My name is Benjamin. I am 5 years old and the second of three children (born in 2009). I go to the Haitian Roots Academy with my two brothers. My teachers say that I have a great personality!

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