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


Lovens Dawensly Lafortune

My name is Lovens and I’m 3 years old in the first year of kindergarten. I really like learning how to use pencils and crayons! My best friends are my mom and dad. I am a very sweet little boy but I am shy when I’m at school. My teachers are trying to get me to open up and talk in front of my peers.


Noah Joseph Kerry

Hello! My name is Noah. I’m 3 years old and in my first year of kindergarten. I live with my mother. At school I like whenever we get to do manual activities to build things with our hands. My favorite color is blue. When I’m not at school I like to play soccer and watch TV. My best friend is my mom.


Daseline Jean

Bonjou! I am Daseline. I’m in my first year of kindergarten. I live with my father. He is my best friend and he takes care of me. I love to dance and sing. I enjoy school but I get a little homesick for my dad. My favorite color is pink and I love to eat rice and peas.


Laure Sophia Henry

My name is Sophia and I’m in the 3rd year kindergarten class. I love to sing, dance, and read. I am outgoing and fun but my teachers say I’m also capricious. This is most likely because my father left our family and it is very hard for me. I consider him my best friend and I miss him.


Loveline Francois

Hello! I’m Loveline. My birthday is 16 June 2003. I live with my mother and my aunt. I go to the Haitian Roots Academy and my favorite subjects are Franch, Spanish, and Biology. At home I enjoy reading and writing. I hope to study in the Unites States one day and become a doctor!


Joseph Francois

Bonjou! My name is Joseph. My birthday is 6 Aug 2005. I am in third grade and I live with my mother. In school I enjoy learning Math and French. When I’m not in school I like to read and play soccer. I think I would like to be an engineer when I grow up. I also hope that someday I can visit the USA. My teachers say that I am humble and cheerful and that I need to work harder on my French.


Macdarline Dilus

Bonjou! My name is Macdaline. My birthday is 10 June 2006. I live with my mother, father, and my sister. I love to read, dance, and color. I am very helpful at school and am very good at math. I am proud of the way I dance. I like helping people so I think I might enjoy becoming a nurse. Also, someday I hope I get to visit Santo Domingo.


Woodmail Rodchild Cherilus

Bonjou! I’m Woodmail. My birthday is 1 August 2005. I go to the Haitian Roots Academy. I like learning French at school. I love to play soccer and my favorite color is red. I hope someday I can learn how to grow my own food and be an agronomist because I like to eat!


MacArthur Charlostin

I’m MacArthur and I’m 13 years old. My birthday is 19 Sept 2002. I live with my mother and my brother and sister. My favorite school subject is Spanish. When I’m not at school I like playing soccer and just hanging out with my friends. I have a lot of friends but when asked who is my best friend, I feel I must respond that it is God. I dream of becoming a doctor one day.


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.


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