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

Paul Mady

Hi! My name is Paul. My birthday is March 14th, 2004. My favorite subject is French. My dream is to become a pilot some day. When I am not in school I enjoy reading and playing soccer with my friends.

Luckenson Paul

Bonjou! My name is Luckenson. My birthday is 3 Nov 2009 and I’m in the 3rd year kindergarten class. I live with my mother and my sister. At school I really like singing and I also like when we learn poems. I want to be a writer someday. My favorite sport is basketball! My best friend is my mom. When I’m not at school I just sleep most of the time. I think someday I can go to Canada to continue my studies and become a great writer! My teacher describes me as humbler and “adorable”! The hardest thing for me is that my father is not in my life and my mother struggles a lot to provide for us.

Aphane Dort

Aphane is 13 years old. Her birthday is May 30th. She lives with her parents and 4 siblings. Two of her siblings, Ashley and Jean Philippe, are also in the program. Her favorite subject is French and she has a fascination with computers. She wants to do something in the field of Computer Science when she grows up. She enjoys playing soccer. Her favorite color is pink!

Saika Pierre

Sanaika is 8 years old. Her birthday is March 4th, 2007. She lives with an aunt and several cousins. Her favorite subject in school is math. She hopes to become a nurse to help Haiti some day. When she is not in school she likes to read. Her favorite color is pink!

Neida Day

I am Neida. I live with my parents and my baby sister. I am in 2nd year (of 3) kindergarten. My birthday is 18 July 2009 so I am 5 years old. I am very shy when I meet new people, but I am very kind when you get to know me. I am never mean to anybody. I love to go to the beach. That is my favorite place to go! Someday maybe I can become a senator.

Ashley Dort

Ashley is 10 years old. Her birthday is April 2nd. She lives with her parents and 4 siblings. Two of them, Aphane and Jean Philippe, are also in the program. Ashley's favorite subject in school is math. She likes to help others and wants to become a doctor so she can take care of people. She likes to play with her friends, play soccer, and eat fish and rice.

Olsen Bolivar

Hi! My name is Olsen. I just turned 12 years old on November 28 (born 2003). I attend the Haitian Roots Academy and am in the 6th grade. I live with my mom and little sister. I don’t remember my dad. He left when I was very young. I am kind and like serving others. I often care for my sister when my mom is not around. Maybe this is why I hope to become a doctor or something else in the medical profession someday.

Dave Elias

Bonjou! I'm Dave! My birthday is Dec 30, 2009. I am very excited to be in school. I live in St Marc and am one of 4 children. I might like to be a doctor one day because I like to help people but I also dreams of becoming an artist. I love to play soccer. I am a sweet boy and not nearly so angry as I look in this photo!

Chrisdarly Whitney Charles

Hello my name is Whitney. I am 6 years old and in first grade. In school I love learning how to read. I want to be a doctor someday. One of the best things about me is that I’m very loving and kind to everybody. My favorite color is red. My teachers say that I’m good at learning math and reading. I hope that someday I can visit Miami because I know some people like to go there.

Roodvan Augustin

Roodvan is 10 years old. We asked him some questions about himself and received the following information. He says the 5 best things about him are that he is: nice, wise, smart, a hard worker, and happy/joyful. We can attest to his being smart by the amazing grades he receives on all of his report cards. Roodvan says that he is a happy kid but he often still feels sad and worried about the future because his father was killed in the earthquake and his mother is struggling to care for him and he 2 siblings.

Special thanks to our business sponsors