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

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!

Lindsay Vilceus

Lindsey is almost 7 years old. Her birthday is Dec 4, 2006. Her favorite subjects in school are Math and French. She would like to join the medical field some day. When not in school, Lindsey spends her free time reading. Her favorite colors are blue and pink. She says volleyball is her favorite sport. Her favorite foods are rice, vegetables, corn flakes, and milk. Lindsey says she is most grateful for the following: Jesus Christ, Church, School, Family, and God. If she could have any wish it would be that she could one day study at a foreign university so that "I can become a well-qualified person in society."

Naendra Zamy

Hello, I'm Naendra Zamy. I am 16 years old. I like to go to school and to read. If I could have any wish I would wish to be a teacher, so that I can teach children.

Novensky Dayard Sawans

Hi! My name is Novensky. I might not look it in this photo, but I am very outgoing and I love to talk! A lot! I will be turning 6 years old on the 21st of December (born 2008). I am in 1st grade at the Haitian Roots Academy. I love all kinds of sports and am very athletic. I am kind and helpful. I would like to become the principal of a school when I grow up.

Shadhia Rochenel

My name is Shadia. I am the third of 6 children. My date of birth is 25 August 2000 so I am 14 years old. I am in only in 6th grade because it has been difficult for me to get consistent education in the past. For this reason, I am very grateful that Haitian Roots is helping me and several of my siblings to be able to go to school and realize our dreams.

Alixon Rochenel

Hello! My name is Alixon. I am the 4th of 6 children. My birthday is 21 May 2004 so I am 10 years old. I am in 3rd grade right now. I live in Petion-ville and I love to play soccer!

Donave Pierre

Hi! My name is Donave Pierre! I am 11 years old (born 2003). When I grow up I want to be a doctor, so that I can help the sick. I am grateful for school and having an education.

Leonard Pierre Louis

Hello! My name is Leo. I am 6 years old and the youngest of 5 children. My birthdate is 14 August 2008. I am very shy but I am also kind. I love to draw and I enjoy learning at school.

Sammansa Oreus

Hi! My name is Sammansa Oreus. I live in St. Marc with my parents, my little brother, my twin sister and my older sister. My birthday is October 6th 2001. I am in 9th grade and my favorite subject is math. When I’m not in school, I’m usually cleaning. If I could have any wish it would be that I could serve a mission for my church and then go on to more school to become a great doctor.

Jemima Oreus

Hello! My name is Jemima Oreus. I was born on 6 October 2001, alongside my twin sister, Sammansa. I also have an older sister and a younger brother. We live in St. Marc. My favorite school subjects are French and English. I would like to become a great leader in society one day and also a knowledgeable doctor so that I can save the lives of those who are in danger or sick. The things I am most grateful for are: school, church, my friends, my leaders, and my family.

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