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

Naiki Fils

Hello! My name is Naika. I’m 7 years old and in 1st grade. I live with my mother. My favorite subject in school is social science. I want to become a doctor one day. I like to play soccer and dance. My best friend is Laurie. When I’m not in school I like to dance. I struggle at memorizing things at school but I’m good at math.

Romero Junior Saint-Vil

My name is Romero. I turned 5 on October 30th (born 2009). I live with my parents and two siblings. I am in kindergarten at the Haitian Roots Academy. I love to draw! Someday I would like to become a teacher.

Jasmine Zamy

Hi! I'm Jasmine. I'm now 14 years old. I have been in the Haitian Roots program for 7 years and am so grateful for this organization that has helped me so much.

Fedner Pierre Louis

Faedra Dorcelus

Faedra is 16 years old. Her birthday is November 4th. She lives with her parents and younger sister, Fredelyne, who is also in the program. Spanish is her favorite subject in school. Faedra would like to become a doctor when she is older because she wants to be able to help those who are sick or injured. She describes herself as kind and gentle. She loves children.

Alixon Rochenel

Hello! My name is Alixon. I am the 4th of 6 children. My birthday is 21 May 2004 so I am 10 years old. I am in 3rd grade right now. I live in Petion-ville and I love to play soccer!

Ruth Christelle Saint Germain

Ruth is 9 years old and her birthday is January 15th. Her favorite subject in school is French. She wants to become a nurse so that she can take care of others. She likes to run and the color pink. Her brother, Colby, is also in the program.

Christopher Jeanty

Hello! I am Christopher. I live with my parents and my older sister in Port au Prince. I turned 7 on September 1st. I am in 2nd grade and doing very well! I am smart just like my sister, Estelle. I like to play and eat.

Jean Mary Gerard Jr.

Jean is 12 years old and his birthday is December 21st. He lives with his mother. His favorite subject in school is English. He would love to become a pilot when he grows up. His favorite sport is soccer. When asked what things he is most grateful for, Jean Mary said, "My church, My mother, YOU, and my Book of Mormon."

Christelle Saintyl

Christelle is 11 years old. Her birthday is November 7th. Her favorite subject in school is math. She hopes to become a nurse some day to be able to take care of the sick. When she is not in school Christelle likes to play, especially jump rope, and also study. If Christelle could wish for one thing it would be that she could leave Haiti and visit other countries.

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