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

Rahenksa Derezie

Hi! I'm new to Haitian Roots youngest kindergarten class. More info about me will be posted soon.

Samuel Claude

Bonjour. My name is Samuel and I was born 22 March 2003. I live with my father. My favorite school subject is English. I want to have a career in medicine. My favorite sport is boxing. My dream is to one day travel to China.

Mike Lawens Claude

Hello. My name is Mike. I am in 2nd grade at the Haitian Roots Academy (2016-17). I enjoy being able to go to school every day. I like learning math. I think I would like to become an attorney some day. When I'm not at school I'm always working. Maybe some day I can go to Brazil because they have the best soccer team.

Sendy Cajuste

Hello. My name is Sendy. My birthdate is 1 June 2000. I am behind in school but the teachers at HRA are working hard to help me get caught up. I live with my aunt. My favorite subject in school is Spanish. I would like to learn about gardening and growing my own food. I like to play soccer. My favorite color is blue. Thank you for giving me the chance to learn.

Betchina Blanc

Hello! I'm Betchina and am new to HRA. I'm in 8th grade (2016-17 school year). My birthday is 12 Sept 2003.

Isberta Hyppolite

Isberta was born 14 Nov 2007. She just began Haitian Roots Academy. One of Haitian Roots coordinators brought her to the school with her father and sisters just after her mother died. The coordinator said that her father desperately needs help to try to raise them. We're grateful they came to Haitian Roots Academy! But they need sponsors to be able to continue. Thank you.

Bethsaida Gesner

Hello! My name is Bethsaida. I am brand new to HRA and am just 3 years old. More information about me will be posted soon.

Sophonie Baltazar

Bonjou! I'm Sophonie. I am in the first year of kindergarten at Haitian Roots Academy, which starts when we are only 3 years old. More information will be posted about me soon.

Christopher Azor

Hello! I'm Christopher and I just started school at the Haitian Roots Academy. I am only 3 years old. More information will be posted about me soon.

Stephania Nailly Philistin

Needs a Sponsor

Hello! I'm Stephania! I am 3 years old and I come to school every day clear from Croix des Mision. I am new to HRA. More info will be shared about me soon.

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