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

Widnaison Gilsaint

I am Widnaison Gilsaint. I just turned 3 years old on the 13th of November (born 2011). So, this is my first year of school. I attend the Haitian Roots Academy. Although I’m very young, I am very disciplined and think it’s very important that I follow the rules and that others do too! I am the youngest child in a family with three kids.

Zratan Ibrahim Benjamin

Zratan is 6 years old. His birthday is April 4, 2007. He lives with his father, mother, sister, and brother. In school his favorite subjects are reading and math. When not in school he enjoys playing soccer and basketball. His favorite foods are macaroni, spaghetti, and rice. He says he is most thankful in life for: church, school, family, food, and health. Even at such a young age, Zratan is keenly aware of the stress that poverty has on his family and community. For this reason he says that his greatest wish is to become a great doctor so that he can provide financially for others.

Sebastien Sylvestre

Sebastiens birthday is April 18, 2012. He has lived at La Maison orphanage since he was a little baby. He has always been gentle, sweet and eager to play. He lights up during his preschool at the orphanage!

Medjina Dovilma

Bonjou! My name is Medjina. My birthday is 6 January 2007. I live in St. Marc with my parents and my brother. In school, my favorite subject is history. I think it would be good to become a pediatrician one day. When I’m not in school I like to jump rope and read. If I had any wish it would be that when I am older I can go to another country to be able to study in a big university.

Nicomia Joseph

Nicomia lives at La Maison Orphanage. When she was first brought to the orphanage she was very weak and malnourished. Our director guessed that she was about 9 months old but she could barely hold up her head. In only a few short months Nicomia can not only hold up her head but she is walking everywhere. We are really excited to see what else she will learn to do. Nicomia is very observant during her preschool and even though she is very young.

Yvenly Spencer Lehisson Joseph

Marie Laetitia Gillus

Laetitia is 6 years old and her birthday is November 2nd. She lives with her parents and 3 siblings. In school she enjoys learning how to read. When she grows up she wants to become a dancer because she really loves to dance! Her favorite food is rice. She likes to play basketball and her favorite color is pink.

Leonard Pierre Louis

Hello! My name is Leo. I am 6 years old and the youngest of 5 children. My birthdate is 14 August 2008. I am very shy but I am also kind. I love to draw and I enjoy learning at school.

Jerry Jean Emmanuel

Jerry is 13 years old and his birthday is May 25th. He has been sponsored by the same family for many years now. He feels a close connection to them and has said, "It makes me feel so good to know that somebody, somewhere is thinking about me." His favorite subject in school is English. His dream is to become a professional soccer player because "it helps me grow and gives me energy." He says that the 5 things he is most grateful for are: love, obedience, wisdom, honesty, and assistance.

Slater Abraham

Slater is 10 years old and his birthday is October 4th. He and his 2 siblings, Alain and Cristalia, live with their mother and older sister. Slater is a darling boy with a fun personality. He loves to play soccer and his favorite color is blue.

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