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

Tommy L. Dume

Hi! My name is Tommy. I live in St. Marc and just joined the Haitian Roots program. My birth date is 7 March 2009. I live with my mother and sister. I love to draw.

Ted Woodensky Edme

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

Soraya Vorela Camillie

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

Sabrina Blanca Casimir

Hello! I’m Blanca. I was born 18 July 2006. My favorite subjects in school are Math and Grammar. When I’m not at school I like to play volleyball with my friend Denis. When I grow up I want to become a doctor!

Rose Berlin Charles

Hi! My name is Rose and my birthday is 7 Nov 2007. I am behind in schooling because I haven’t had the chance to attend school until I came to the Haitian Roots Academy. But my teachers say that I am very smart and learn quickly. My best friend at school is Christine. I like to learn about science at school. Someday I hope to be able to travel to other countries and work with children because I really like little kids.

Romauld Saintil

Bonjou! I am Romauld. My birthday is 3 Sept 2006. My favorite thing to do is run and play soccer. I would like to become a policeman someday. I like to smile but my teachers say that I have a serious personality. I work hard at school!

Henry Prag Joseph

Hello! My name is Joseph. My birthdate is 22 March 2001 and I’m in the 8th grade at the Haitian Roots Academy. I have a big family. I live with my grandmother, my mother, uncle, aunt, and siblings. My favorite subject to study is English and I hope that someday I can go to the US to study. I am interested in learning more about psychology as well. I like helping people and hanging out with my friends.

Maxime Florosier Peterson

Hello! I’m Maxime and my birthday is 25 June 2006. In school my favorite subjects are math and French. When I’m not in school I have to do a lot of cleaning, but I prefer to play soccer with my friend Romauld. My favorite food is rice and vegetables and I like the color red.

Osnika Occeas

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

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.

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