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

Romerlianessa Charles

Hello! My name is Romerlianessa aka Romelia. I was born on December 13, 2007. I like to work and I am excited to finish school so that I can help my family in the future. I live with my mom, my little brother, and several of my cousins whom my parents help to support.

Eloyi Abinadi Charlemagne

I am Eloyi Abinadi. I am just 3 years old. But in Haiti that is when we start school. My birthday is 10 September 2011. I live with my parents and am an only child so far. I am very creative! I LOVE coming to school and am excited every morning when its time to go!

Loudiana Cenat

Hello, I'm Loudiana and I'm 15 years old (born 1999). I live with my dad, stepmom, and little sister. I enjoy school and know that it is important.

Higgins Cadet

My name is Higgins Cadet. I am years old and in the 4th grade. My birthday is October 6, 2006. I live with my mom and sibling. I love music! I would like to become a musician…or maybe a doctor...or a lawyer. I don't know. I'm only 10.

Olcin Bolivar

Olcin has been part of the Haitian Roots program since he was just a little boy. He has been attending the Haitian Roots Academy since it opened. He is a very bright boy and works hard. His birthday is 28 Nov 2003.

Rayna Blanc

I am Reyna Lensay Blanc. I was born in Nov 2002. I am in 7th grade. I live with my parents and two siblings. My favorite subject in school is math. When I am not in school I like to play and read. I am grateful for my family, church, school, and friends. My biggest dream is that one day I can become a doctor.

Milhuane Aristil

My name is Milhuane Aristil. I live in St. Marc. I am I just turned 11 years old on the 15th of November. I am in 5th grade. I live with my parents and my older brother and sister. My favorite subject in school is Math. I hope someday that I can become a pediatrician because I love children. When I’m not in school I like to read and eat! My favorite food is spaghetti. My favorite color is pink!

Abigael Laine

Hello! My name is Abigael Laine. My dad has been coming to Haitian Roots gatherings for a couple of years now to try to get me in their program. I will be 8 years old in January (born 19 Jan 2007). I am in 2nd grade at the Haitian Roots Academy. I live with my dad and step mother. I have a younger brother and a younger sister. I LOVE coming to school! Someday I want to become a great business woman!

Clif Derival

Hi! My name is Clif Christensen Derival. I am going to turn 10 years old soon—on the 21 first of December (born 2004). My father died before I was old enough to remember him and my mother left. My aunt has been taking care of me for most of my life. We haven’t often been able to afford for me to go to school so right now I’m in first grade. But I get to go to the Haitian Roots Academy and I will catch up soon! I am very small for my age but I am good at basketball. I dream of becoming a professional basketball player one day!

Ruth Shama Casimir

Oh my goodness! This little girl can steal anybody's heart! She is adorable to the core. Ruth's birthday is 1 May 2011. She has just started school at the new Haitian Roots Academy. She is very social, happy, and loving.

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