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
Marcus is 9 years old. He is a very sweet boy. He is also very very smart and gets excellent grades, despite the fact that he feels he is often overcome with worry about the death of is father during the January 2011 earthquake. He said that if he could have any wish in the world it would be that he could always have the means to stay in school and eventually become an IT specialist. When asked what he would do if he was invisible for a day, Marcus said, "I would find a way for people to see me anyway." The things he is most grateful for are: his life, his country, school, his mother and others who help him and his family.
Roudolph is 10 years old. His birthday is October 31st. His favorite school subjects are English and French. Roudolph would like to become a police officer some day so that he can help to serve his country. When he is not in school he enjoys playing soccer. His favorite color is green.
Sarah Rebecca Pierre
Sarah is 11 years old She is the second of four children. Her birthday is January 4th. Her favorite school subject is French. When Sarah is not in school she likes to help her mom around the house.
Alex is 12 years old. His birthday is July 20th. He has been raised by his aunt since he was about 4 years old. Alex's favorite subject in school right now is math. He hopes to go to nursing school after high school so that he can have a good job and help others. When he is not in school he likes to study and play soccer.
Mikenchise is 5 years old. She is attending school for the first time at the orphanage preschool where she lives with her 2 older sisters. Her teacher says she is learning quickly. Mikenchise is outgoing and precocious. She is not camera shy or people shy. She loves attention and is so cute that it is easy to give it to her!!
Makenlove was born February 2012 and he lives at La Maison orphanage. Every volunteer that comes to visit falls in love with Makenlove. He observes what is going on before joining in the fun and he loves being held and read to. Makenlove enjoys his new preschool in the orphanage. The teacher is very good with him.
Johvany was born February 6, 2008. He has lived at the orphanage since 2013. He is quiet around adults but when he is around kids his age he laughs and plays like the rest of them. Johvany enjoys playing soccer, basketball and active games. He gets along well with all the other kids and is sensitive to the needs of others.
Joane was birthday is May 15, 2011. She loves fruit snacks. She will play by herself with a balloon for a very long time. She is slow to warm up to strangers but once she knows you she loves to cuddle and read. Joane really likes her new preschool in the orphanage. One time when volunteers came to play she received a balloon and loved it! She played with it laughing, jumping up and down and hitting it up in the air for a solid 30 minutes.
Harielle is 7 years old. She lives at La Maison orphanage with her parents, who are the directors, her brother, Pascary, her baby sister, and the other children who are like siblings to her. Her birthday is March 11th. She enjoys learning to speak French in school. Harielle says she would like to become a doctor one day because, "I know people are suffering and I don't like that." Her favorite food is spaghetti. She also enjoys modeling for the cameras!
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."