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

Berline Etienne

Berline is 9 years old. Her birthday March 22nd. Berline's favorite color is blue. When she is not in school she likes to run but also has to do housework. Her favorite school subject is French and she plans to become a doctor when she grows up. When asked what she is grateful for, Berline said, "God, Jesus, my Dad, my Mom, and school."

Stephie Fenelon

Stephie is 11 years old. She loves the color yellow! Every time she has the chance to choose a marker or crayon to use for a drawing...it is yellow! Her birthday is May 5th. She likes to eat rice and beans but does not like corn mush. She enjoys playing basketball and playing around when she's not studying. In school she enjoys math and wants to become a doctor.

Rayann Raphael

Rayann’s birthday is December 26, 2008. He lives at La Maison orphanage with his younger brother Ricardo. He is a leader and is very social. He is always involved in every activity and usually organizing the event! He is attending school for the first time at the orphanage preschool.

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!

Danika Etienne

Hello! My name is Danika. I am 10 years old. My birthday is June 22, 2004. I live with my parents, two sisters, and one brother. I love everything about computers and technology. I have a dream of one day becoming a computer programmer.

Peterson Edmond

Peterson is 9 years old. He lives at La Maison Orphanage along with his brother, Richardson. He likes to eat anything made with flour. Peterson loves sports. He had a rough start in life but with the continued nurturance of La Maison and with a supportive sponsor to help him with his education, he has a bright hope for the future.

Pascary Mardy

Pascary is 10 years old. His birthday is February 9th. He would like to be a security officer when he grows up, though what he is most excited for is to be able to learn how to drive! When not in school, Pascary's favorite thing to do is eat. He lives at La Maison with his parents, his two younger sisters, and all of the other children at the orphanage who are like siblings to him.

Roubens Francois

Roubens is 14 years old. His birthday is August 10th. Several of his cousins are also in the Haitian Roots program. He enjoys studying math and grammar in school but wants to become a doctor someday so that he will be able to take care of the sick. When he is not in school he likes to study or play basketball. He likes the colors blue and red.

Melissa Francois

Melissa is 12 years old and her birthday is July 10th. He favorite subject in school is math. She wants to become a nurse when she grows older so that she can help people. Melissa enjoys crocheting when she has the materials to do it. Her favorite sport is running. She loves the colors of her country--blue and red.

Castin Laine

Hi! My name is Castin. I turned 4 on March 13th. I attend the Haitian Roots Academy with my sister, Abigael. I enjoy coming to school and I love to sing!

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