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


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.


Dave Oreus

I am Dave. I am a super cool kid! I am live in St. Marc with my parents and my 3 older sisters. My birthdate is 4 October 2004, so I am ten years old. I am in 5th grade and my favorite subject is math. I think it would be good for me to become a doctor so that I can protect people’s lives. I love to play soccer and I’m very good at it! If I could wish for anything it would be that I can travel so that I can learn a lot and also that I can serve a mission somewhere for my church.


Yoldjinie Ophin

Hi! My name is Yoldjinie Ophin. My birthday is 8 July 2006. I am 8 years old and in 3rd grade. I live in St. Marc with my mother, who is single. I like learning about nature and the environment in school. I would like to become a teacher one day. When I am not in school I love to play and dance.


Elize Olivier

Hello, I am Elize. You pronounce the "e" at the end of my name and I'm a boy, not a girl! I am 10 years old. I live with my older brother and my parents. My father had his back broken during the earthquake and we also lost all of our belongings. Life has been extra hard since then, so I'm grateful that Haitian Roots can help me to go to school.


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