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
Wesnaytha is 7 years old and attends school at the orphanage preschool. She has never had the opportunity to go to school before now and the teacher is hopeful that she can catch her up to her age group. Wesnaytha loves to climb on everything and do flips. She would probably be a gymnast if she had the chance!
Jahiko Dwens Charlestan
Jahiko is just 3 years old and started preschool. We are always thrilled to have an opportunity to give a child a great start in life! Jahiko loves to draw. His mother says she hopes he'll want to become a doctor some day but that at this point she has no idea. Jahiko enjoys soccer and loves to eat. There is not a food so far that Jahiko will turn down!
Pierre Marcus Cesar
Pierre Marcus, known as "Marcus" just turned 7 years old. His birthday is January 11th. Marcus lives with his parents and 2 siblings. His younger sister, Jomanie, is also in the program. Marcus loves to play soccer.
Kens-Soule was born in 1994. She was behind in school because she was not able to attend until joining Haitian Roots. But she works hard at school and enjoys it and plans to graduate by 2017.
I attend the Haitian Roots Academy.
Marc David Oldwenson Dorisca
Marc is 11 years old. His birthday is August 10th. His favorite subjects in school are Geography and Grammar. Marc has a learning disorder which makes school hard for him but also makes him appreciate even more the opportunity that he has to attend school. Marc likes playing soccer. When asked what he was most grateful for he responded, "My existence with a good life, my school, nature, and the Bible."
Roodjanie is 5 years old. She is a crack up! She has a very feisty personality but is also funny, smart, and very loving. Her family has struggled in many ways since her father was killed in the earthquake. Roodjanie likes to eat rice and beans. Her favorite things to do at school are color and draw.
Greffline is 6 years old. She lives at La Maison Orphanage along with her older brother, Widner Jules. She has an amazingly bright and sparkling demeanor. Everybody who meets her seems drawn to her. Greffline loves to draw and dance.
Marcus is 9 years old. He is a very sweet boy. He is also very very smart and gets excellent grades, despite the fact that he feels he is often overcome with worry about the death of is father during the January 2011 earthquake. He said that if he could have any wish in the world it would be that he could always have the means to stay in school and eventually become an IT specialist. When asked what he would do if he was invisible for a day, Marcus said, "I would find a way for people to see me anyway." The things he is most grateful for are: his life, his country, school, his mother and others who help him and his family.
Roudolph is 10 years old. His birthday is October 31st. His favorite school subjects are English and French. Roudolph would like to become a police officer some day so that he can help to serve his country. When he is not in school he enjoys playing soccer. His favorite color is green.