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

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

Lehi Leandro Jean Charles

Hi! I’m Lehi Leandro. I am 8 years old and in 3rd grade. I live with my 2 little brothers and my parents. I attend the Haitian Roots Academy. I always try to be very helpful and responsible. My dream is that one day I will become an airplane pilot and travel all over the world!

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.

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.

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