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

Akim Couercia Orelien

Bonjour! I'm Akim. I'm 10 years old and live in one of the worst slums in the entire world--Cite Soleil. I am grateful for the chance to go to school. I am only in 1st grade so I am behind, but the teachers at HRA will help me to catch up!

Moroni Moneus

Hello! I'm Moroni! I am new to HRA. I'm 3 years old and travel every day from Croix des Mision for the opportunity to go to school. More info will be posted about me soon.

Moroni Jean Charles

Bonjou! I'm Moroni. I am new to HRA. I'm 3 years old and travel every day from Bon Repos to be able to go to school. More info will be posted about me soon.

Marie Christine YeYe

Bonjou! My name is Marie. I was born in 2008 and am currently in the 2nd grade at Haitian Roots Academy (2016-17). I like to study and do math. I hope I can be a doctor some day. My favorite food is rice with sauce. I am shy in class and sometimes my teacher thinks I'm not learning very quickly, but with time I think I will do just fine. I am a very good artist.

Jenny Samedi

Bonjou! My name is Jenny. My birthday is 7 July 2007. I live with my mom, dad, sister, and brother. I enjoy school. My favorite subject is French. I would like to become a nurse. My teachers describe me as gentle and shy. They say I learn quickly and I think so too. In fact, that is my favorite thing about myself--my intelligence. I think someday I would like to visit Canada.

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.

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