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


Dawensley Desir

Hi! My name is Dawensly and I’m in the first year of kindergarten. My birthday is 18 August 2013. My favorite thing to do in school is paint! I like to do gymnastics. I learn things quickly and am a very bright but humble boy. My favorite food is rice. My best friends are my mom and dad.


Jasmine Zamy

Hi! I'm Jasmine. I'm now 14 years old. I have been in the Haitian Roots program for 7 years and am so grateful for this organization that has helped me so much.


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.


Ricardo Destilus

Ricardo was born on March 3rd, 2005. He would like to learn a trade when he becomes older. He enjoys reading, playing, and studying.


Evenson Pierre Louis

Needs a Sponsor


Benjamin Jean Charles

My name is Benjamin. I am 5 years old and the second of three children (born in 2009). I go to the Haitian Roots Academy with my two brothers. My teachers say that I have a great personality!


Marie Rachelle Cesar

My name is Marie Rachelle Cesar. My birthday is 29 August 2008. I live in Petion-ville, Haiti, with my parents, my twin sister, and my two brothers. I go to the Haitian Roots Academy. I like school and I’m very smart! I would like to become a lawyer one day.


Nelie Chery

Bonjou! My name is Nelie. I am almost 3 years old. My birthday is 2 December 2011. I am happy to go to school and have friends. I am always kind to the other children at school. I live in Croix des Mission with my parents.


Mishael Jean Charles

Needs a Sponsor

Hello, my name is Mishael Jean Charles. I am 4 years old (born 2011) and am the youngest of 3 boys. My brothers and I attend the Haitian Roots Academy. I love coming to school! It is so fun! I love to draw and my teachers say that I am very good at it!


Menlove Fenelon

Bonjou! I am Menlove. I am 3 years old and started school at the Haitian Roots Academy this year. My birthdate is 8 March 2011. I am very kind and gentle. My favorite thing is when I get the chance to watch TV!


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