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

Dawson Dorcenat

Dawson is 12 years old. His birthday is March 25th. His favorite subject is math. He is a very good student and says that for a profession he wants to be involved in nanotechnology. Dawson really enjoys drawing and is a good artist! His favorite food is lasagna. His favorite sport is soccer!

McArthur Meleance

Hi! My name is McCarthur Meleance. I was born September 27th. I like to play, and learn in school. When I grow up I would like to serve a mission and after that learn to become a doctor to help the sick.

Dave Oreus

I am Dave. I am a super cool kid! I am live in St. Marc with my parents and my 3 older sisters. My birthdate is 4 October 2004, so I am ten years old. I am in 5th grade and my favorite subject is math. I think it would be good for me to become a doctor so that I can protect people’s lives. I love to play soccer and I’m very good at it! If I could wish for anything it would be that I can travel so that I can learn a lot and also that I can serve a mission somewhere for my church.

Jean Ezra Pierre

Jean Ezra is 10 years old. He loves to play soccer and eat. He is in the program along with his two older sisters, Sariah and Sarah. He has a younger sister, Sarah, who is on the waiting list. Jean Ezra is all boy but also has a very soft side. He loves to stay close to the HR volunteers when they come to Haiti and his beautiful face is often found by the cameras! Look through our albums and you'll be sure to see more of this sweet boy!

Nayonjie Merceda

Nayonjie is 13 years old. Her birthday is April 18th. Her favorite school subject is French. Nayonjie's dream is to join the police force one day because police officers help people. She is most grateful for love, education, and family.

Yveline Metelus

You may wonder why we chose to use this photo of Yveline when we have some very professional and beautiful ones. Well, its because this is our typical 4 year old, Yvie! This photo was taken during a very serious parent meeting. She was doing anything she could to attract the attention of those conducting. And she succeeded. Yveline is a ball of energy and laughs. She has personality just bursting out her ears. When you choose to sponsor her, be sure to email us and ask for additional photos. Not one is the same. We adore little Yveline and appreciate all the laughs she gives us in St Marc!

Nadia Rochenel

Nadia is 15 years old. Her birthday is December 23rd. Her sister, Woodline, is also in the Haitian Roots education program. Nadia wants to become a pediatrician because she really loves children and wants to help those who are ill. She is grateful for her health, her family, her church, and those that have helped pay for her education. Nadia is a very spiritual girl. She says that praying for others is very important to her and she wants to serve as a missionary for her church one day.

Loick Eudes 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!

Novensky Dayard Sawans

Hi! My name is Novensky. I might not look it in this photo, but I am very outgoing and I love to talk! A lot! I will be turning 6 years old on the 21st of December (born 2008). I am in 1st grade at the Haitian Roots Academy. I love all kinds of sports and am very athletic. I am kind and helpful. I would like to become the principal of a school when I grow up.

Jean Phillipe Dort

Jean Phillipe is 13 years old. His birthday is December 29th. He lives with his parents and 4 siblings. Two of his sisters are also in the Haitian Roots program. Jean most enjoys French class at school. He loves to play soccer. He would like to become an Engineer one day so that he can learn how to build sturdy homes.

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