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

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!

Leina Cesar

Hi! My name is Marie Leina Cesar. My birthday is 29 August 2008 so I am 6 years old. I am in the first grade at the Haitian Roots Academy. I live with my parents, two brothers, and my twin sister. I am very competitive. I like to run and I run fast! I like to race and always want to be first! My favorite thing, though, is art. I hope to become a professional artist when I grow up

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.

Keisha Jean Jacques

My name is Keisha. I am not even 3 years old yet but I was able to start school at the Haitian Roots Academy to give me a good start in life. My birthday is 1 Feb 2012. Even though I am young, I try hard at school and I follow the rules. I love to dance and to sing! I have a kind heart.

Juvencia Guervil

Hi! My name is Juvencia. I just turned 4 years old on November 12th. I go to the Haitian Roots Academy. I love love love school! I can’t wait to put on my uniform early each morning! I live with my parents and two older siblings.

Dacheley Polycarpe

I attend the Haitian Roots Academy.

Christine Charlostin

Hi! My name is Christine. I am 4 years old. My birthday is 5 February 2010. I am in kindergarten at the Haitian Roots Academy. I am always smiling and my teachers say that they love my good attitude. I am a gentle soul and I love anything to do with nature and animals.

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