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
Beautiful Dahana was born in 2005. She lives in St Marc.
Loick Emmanuel Saintil
Hi. My name is Emmanuel. I am 5 years old. My birthdate is 29 Sept 2009. I am in 1st grade at the Haitian Roots Academy. I love to read and to draw. Everybody who knows me says I am very loving and gentle. When I don’t want to be cuddly, I love to play soccer!
RoseDarliene is 11 years old and loves to learn and is very smart. She lives at La Maison orphanage with her two younger sisters. She will practice her English every chance she gets. She is in school for the first time and is working very hard to catch up. With the right opportunities RoseDarleine will excel.
Bonjou! I am new to the Haitian Roots Academy. My bio will be posted soon!
Pamela is 7 years old. She likes to play basketball and her favorite color is brown. She wants to become a lawyer when she grows up.
Belinda is 11 years old. Her birthday is September 17th. She lives with her mother, 6 year old sister, and new baby brother. Belinda says that she enjoys the opportunity to work hard and help other people. For this reason, and because of the devastation she saw during the earthquake, she wants to become a doctor. She enjoys studying French in school. Her favorite food is rich and corn but she does not enjoy millet. She likes to run and her favorite color is pink. The thing that Belinda is most thankful for is her family.
Harrison Smith Dubreus
Harrison is 12 years old. His birthday is August 24th. He was one of Haitian Roots original 23 children from our very first year. It has been a joy to see him grow and progress so well. He lives with his parents and two brothers, who are also both in the education program. Harrison is very good at math but his dream is to become a professional soccer player. Harrison says that he is grateful for, "food, TV, football, church, and school." When asked what he does to help others he said, "Give advice."
Denis Brigham Dubreus
Denis is 10 years old. His birthday is November 30th. He lives with his parents and 2 brothers, who are also in the Haitian Roots education program. Denis enjoys studying and wants to become an Engineer one day. The reason he wants to do this is so that he can, "Take the place of my father to provide for our family when he passes away." Denis thinks Karate is really cool and likes the color red. Denis biggest fear in life is thinking about the earthquake and also worries about his family's economic problems. We asked him a few questions and his answers were quite touching. He said that if he could have any wish it would be "That I could become a great son." Asked what he would do if he were invisible for a day, he said, "I would pray." If he could visit any place in the world, he'd like to go to Brazil.
Fabie was born on December 20, 2011. She is a sweetheart. She attends the orphanage preschool. She has a little waddle when she walks and giggles when she laughs. She enjoys being thrown up in the air.
Dijouliana St Fleur
Dijouliana’s birthday is October 2009. She lives at La Maison orphanage with her older sister Nathanaelle and younger brother Valdivio. She is very intelligent and is the first one to raise her hand in the preschool at the orphanage.