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
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.
Viviana Saint Juste
Viviana's birthday is Sept. 27, 2006. She enjoys learning how to write in school. She really wants to learn to speak English and be able to speak it well as an adult. Her favorite food is spaghetti. Viviana is so full of life and energy. She brings happiness to all around her.
Ruth Christelle Saint Germain
Ruth is 9 years old and her birthday is January 15th. Her favorite subject in school is French. She wants to become a nurse so that she can take care of others. She likes to run and the color pink. Her brother, Colby, is also in the program.
Colby Saint Germain
Colby is 10 years old. His birthday is 8 September. His younger sister, Ruth Christelle, is also in the program. Colby's favorite subject in school is...RECESS! Colby loves to play soccer. When he is more serious, Colby says that he would like to become a pastor or a doctor some day because both are important to mankind. He says he is grateful for his health, his life, his parents, and that "I am a child of God."
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.
Jhon Carlens Theodor
Hi! I'm Jhon. My date of birth is 24 April 2005. I would like to be a musician or a racecar driver. When I'm not in school, I'm usually at home studying. He dreams of owning his own guitar someday. His teachers report that he is very intelligent, participates in class, and is a good friend to the other students. He also loves books and tries very hard to understand what he is studying.