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

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.

Christian Pierre

Christian is 8 years old. His birthday is August 25th. Christian has a fascination with cars and would like to become a mechanic when he is older. He also enjoys reading and playing soccer.

Colson Pierre

Colson is 10 years old and his birthday is May 6th. He enjoys all of his work at school. He would like to become a doctor so that he can heal those who have been hurt. He likes to play soccer and volleyball. His favorite color is red. Colby's sister, Tamora, is also in the program

Bergeline Saint Avoir

Bergeline is 9 years old. Her birthday is July 14th. She loves the color yellow. She says she might like to become a nurse when she grows up but she is not sure yet. When she is not in school she loves to play with her doll which was made by a volunteer of Haitian Roots.

George Pierre Louis

George is 12 years old. His birthday is April 4th. His favorite school subject is French. He wants to become an Engineer so that he will have the financial means to help his family. He does very well in his studies. When not in school he likes to play soccer. George is the 3rd of 5 children.

Amanda Junise Pierre Louis

Amanda is 14 years old. Her birthday is September 17th. She is the 2nd of 5 children. Her favorite subject in school is French. She is not sure what she wants to do for a profession yet but she gets very good grades in school and looks forward to a bright future. Amanda enjoys dancing. Her favorite color is purple.

Bethsaida Franska Mazile

Bethsaida is 12 years old. Her birthday is Sept 17th. She lives with her mother and her little brother, Bevenchy, who is also in the program. Her favorite school subject is French. She would like to become a doctor when she grows up. When she is not in school she likes to read.

Daryl Olivier

Daryl is 14 years old. His birthday is March 17th. He lives with his mother and father as well as his younger brother Elize, who is also in the program. Times have been difficult on the Olivier family financially for quite awhile but took a worse turn after the father broke his back during the earthquake. Daryl's favorite subject in school is journalism. He would like to be an "Information Engineer" when he grows up because, as he said, "with out being informed, you don't have anything." He enjoys playing soccer, going to school, and just having fun.

Woodline Rochenel

Woodline is 14 years old and her birthday is March 7th. She lives with her parents, 4 sisters, and 3 brothers. Her favorite subject in school is math. Woodline would like to become a doctor some day because, "I would like to take sickness away from people's lives." She enjoys school very much. Her favorite food is rice and beans and her favorite color is blue. She also likes to play basketball when she has the opportunity.

Daphnee Deronis

Daphnee is 17 years old. Her birthday is May 26th. Her favorite subject is French literature. She wants to work doing something in medicine after she is finished with her schooling so that she can help those around her who are in need and don't have the means to help themselves.

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