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
Louna is 17 years old. Her birthday is July 25th. Her favorite school sunject is Math. Louna enjoys dancing and the color pink. Louna is most grateful for God, Jesus, her parents, and school. She said that her favorite sport is karate!
Jean Ezra Pierre
Jean Ezra is 10 years old. He loves to play soccer and eat. He is in the program along with his two older sisters, Sariah and Sarah. He has a younger sister, Sarah, who is on the waiting list. Jean Ezra is all boy but also has a very soft side. He loves to stay close to the HR volunteers when they come to Haiti and his beautiful face is often found by the cameras! Look through our albums and you'll be sure to see more of this sweet boy!
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
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.
Woudolph Pierre Louis
Needs a Sponsor
Woodolph is 8 years old. His birthday is April 10th. At our last distribution we recognized Woodolph as receiving the highest grades of any student in our program. Woodolph is the 4th of 5 children. His favorite subject in school is French. He would like to become a doctor so that he can have the means to support his family. His favorite food is cake. He enjoys playing soccer. He says he is most grateful for his family, God, and his friends.
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.
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.
Shledia is 10 years old. Her birthday is January 13th. She and her brother Richard are both in the program. Shledia really likes school. Her favorite subjects are French, English, Spanish, and Math. She likes working with people and thinks that she would like to become a doctor or nurse. When she is not in school or studying, she likes to run and jump rope.
Richard is 11 years old. He is in the program along with his younger sister, Shledia. Richard is a sweet boy and very smart. He likes to joke around and smile. However he worries about economic problems and still is stressed about the earthquake. When asked if he could have any wish what it would be, Richard responded, "That I would not be miserable, because misery is not fun."