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

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!

Romero Junior Saint-Vil

My name is Romero. I turned 5 on October 30th (born 2009). I live with my parents and two siblings. I am in kindergarten at the Haitian Roots Academy. I love to draw! Someday I would like to become a teacher.

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!

Marco Gabriel

Hello! My name is Marco. I am 10 years old and in the 5th grade at the Haitian Roots Academy. I love love love going to school! I live with my parents and two siblings and hope that if I do well in school and work hard then someday I can become a doctor.

Lousena Sarah Cesar

Hi! I'm Sarah. I am 10 years old (in 2014) and in the 5th grade at the Haitian Roots Academy. I am very love learning how to cook and my dream is that one day I can own and run my own restaurant.

Loick 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!

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