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

Sammansa Oreus

Hi! My name is Sammansa Oreus. I live in St. Marc with my parents, my little brother, my twin sister and my older sister. My birthday is October 6th 2001. I am in 9th grade and my favorite subject is math. When I’m not in school, I’m usually cleaning. If I could have any wish it would be that I could serve a mission for my church and then go on to more school to become a great doctor.

Dany Volcy

Dany is 11 years old. His favorite subject in school is art. He loves to eat rice. Although he doesn't really like bread fruit, his favorite thing to do is eat food.

Emmanuela Lucas

Emmanuela is Yveline Matelus little partner in crime. She has such a great personality--so outgoing. She loves to make people laugh. Emmanuela is 5 years old (born in 2009). She lives in St Marc.

Milhuane Aristil

My name is Milhuane Aristil. I live in St. Marc. I am I just turned 11 years old on the 15th of November. I am in 5th grade. I live with my parents and my older brother and sister. My favorite subject in school is Math. I hope someday that I can become a pediatrician because I love children. When I’m not in school I like to read and eat! My favorite food is spaghetti. My favorite color is pink!

Soraya Vorela Camillie

Bonjou! I am new to the Haitian Roots Academy. My bio will be posted soon!

Sariah Pierre

Sariah is 12 years old. Her birthday is February 22nd. She is the oldest of 4 children. The things that worry Sariah the most are economic problems faced by her family and the earthquake. If she could have any wish it would be that, "I could become a great girl who is a very smart doctor who helps the sick." If she could visit anywhere it would be the United States because she has friends who live there. She believes her best attributes are that she is service-oriented, respectful, nice, studious, and affectionate.

Saramaline Jean

Saramaline is 12 years old. Her birthday is December 3rd. She loves to jump rope and color. She works very hard to be able to have a better future for her and her family. Her favorite course in school is French but she wants to study to become a nurse. She says that she has had many members of her family suffer from various illness and she hopes to be able to learn how to take care of them and others.

Berline Etienne

Berline is 9 years old. Her birthday March 22nd. Berline's favorite color is blue. When she is not in school she likes to run but also has to do housework. Her favorite school subject is French and she plans to become a doctor when she grows up. When asked what she is grateful for, Berline said, "God, Jesus, my Dad, my Mom, and school."

Stephie Fenelon

Stephie is 11 years old. She loves the color yellow! Every time she has the chance to choose a marker or crayon to use for a drawing...it is yellow! Her birthday is May 5th. She likes to eat rice and beans but does not like corn mush. She enjoys playing basketball and playing around when she's not studying. In school she enjoys math and wants to become a doctor.

Rayann Raphael

Rayann’s birthday is December 26, 2008. He lives at La Maison orphanage with his younger brother Ricardo. He is a leader and is very social. He is always involved in every activity and usually organizing the event! He is attending school for the first time at the orphanage preschool.

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