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


Gatcheena Ashley Samedi

Hello! My name is Gatcheena Ashley. My birthday is 10 March 2006. I am very grateful for school and I like it very much. I have been advanced in my grade because I am very smart. I especially enjoy studying biology, English, and algebra. I would like to have a career in medicine one day. When I am not in school, my favorite thing to do is to read. I also like to dance and spend time with my friends. The thing I like most about myself is that I learn quickly.


Uriel Emilie Saintil

Hi. My name is Uriel. I am 4 years old (born in 2002). I have a big family. I love to go to school and I love drawing. I like the color red. My teachers say that I am a very good student. I like to work together with my peers, I listen to my teachers, and I work hard.


Dayana Altagracia Pierre-Saint

Hi! My name is Dayana. My birthday is 19 Nov 2006. My favorite part of school is learning Math. My teachers say that Math is my strongest subject. My biggest struggle is to learn French. I speak Spanish and Kreyol but this is my first year to speak French. My best friend is Viviana. I like to play basketball.


Guerlanda Noel

Needs a Sponsor

Hello. I am Guerlanda and my birthday is 13 January 2005. I live with my mother and my father. My favorite thing about school is reading. I want to become a doctor when I'm older. When I'm not in school I like to read, study, and play volleyball. My teacher describes me as, "very wise", but she says I don't speak loud enough so I need to learn to speak up.


Densley Myrthil

Hello! I'm Densley. I was born 12 April 2007. I really enjoy school. I like math, geology, Kreyol, science, and history. I think I'd like to become an engineer one day. When I'm at home I just study, sleep, and work. Sometimes I play soccer with my friends. I am quiet at school and my teachers say that I don't like to talk much.


Reginald Montalmont

Alo! My name is Reginald. My birthday is 5 October 2000. My favorite subject to study is biology. I hope to become a doctor some day. When I'm not at school, I'm looking for any opportunity to play soccer. That is my favorite thing! The thing I like best about myself is that I can learn quickly. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to go to school.


Florgine Montalmont

Hello! My name is Florgine. My birthday is 30 Nov 2006. I live with my parents and my brother. My favorite subject in school is math. I will become a nurse when I'm older. At home I like to read and play. My favorite color is pink. I would like to visit Canada someday because I have an aunt who lives there.


Maritza Leandre

Hello. My name is Maritza. I was born 10 October 2011. My older brother, Hancyto, also goes to HRA. My favorite thing to do at school is learn to read. I think I would like to become a doctor some day. My teacher says that I am very shy but that I cooperate well in class.


Rolph Joseph

Hello. My name is Rolph. My date of birth is 9 March 2001. I am working hard in school learning chemistry, biology, and English. I would love to become a great doctor. I enjoy playing soccer and reading. I love to learn new things.


Edson Joseph

Hello. My name is Edson. I am 6 years old (born 2010). At school I am enjoying learning a new language--French. I would like to become a professor when I grow up. I like to play soccer, watch television, and eat rice and vegetables when I'm at home. In response to "who is your best friend?", I said, "My Mom." And also in response to the question of what I like best about myself, I said, "My Mom." My teachers say I'm intelligent, good at French and Math, but need to spend a little more time studying at home.


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