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


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.


Macdarline Dilus

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


Laurie Dorriane E Henry

Hello! My name is Dorianne and I’m in 8th grade. My birthday is 7 April 2003. My favorite subjects in school are Spanish and French, but I am good with all languages and already write English quite well! I like to read and I love to learn new things. My best friend at school is Genevieve. We like to play together. I hope that one day I can become a doctor! I also dream of traveling to the United States and to Switzerland!


Laure Sophia Nischie Henry

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


Kemanie Mady

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


Juvensley Pierre

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


Juveline Handerlie Pierre

Bonjou! My name is Juveline. I turned 4 this year (born 2012). I go to the Haitian Roots Academy with my twin brother Juvens. My favorite part of school is when we get to sing songs. I also love to talk and play with my friends. Sometimes this frustrates my teachers, but that's okay. I'm only 4! Thank you for giving me a chance for an education!


Junior Kervensky Francois

Hi! My name is Junior. My birthday is 7 Dec 2013. I am one of the youngest kids at the Haitian Roots Academy but here in Haiti we are supposed to start school when we are only 2-3 years old. I like to drink milk. I like the colors yellow and blue and I enjoy being able to color at school with crayons and to play with my friends. When I’m at home I like to play soccer with my cousin.


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