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


Dieuvela Clement

I am Dieuvela Clement. My birthdate is 10 April 2004. I live with my parents and my younger brother, Jephte. Because I haven’t had the chance to always go to school, I am behind in my studies and only in 2nd grade. But I go to the Haitian Roots Academy and they are helping me. I always try to be a good example wherever I go. The younger kids look up to me. I have a very soft heart for children with special needs and would like to be an educator that specifically works with them one day.


Wenchel Moise


Lovensky Jean Louis

Hi. I'm Lovensky. I'm in 7th grade at HRA (2016-17 school year). My birthday is 13 March 1999. I'm working hard to catch up to grade level.


Anderson Emmanuel Moise


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.


Fernando Bourbe Talens

Hi! I'm Fernando and I'm one of the youngest kids at the Haitian Roots Academy right now. When this pic was taken, I was really tired and not interested at all in cooperating for a photo. But I'm a sweet boy and need an education!


Ricardo Destilus

Ricardo was born on March 3rd, 2005. He would like to learn a trade when he becomes older. He enjoys reading, playing, and studying.


Mackenson Francois

Needs a Sponsor

My name is Mackenson. Due to my family's financial situation, I have not always been able to attend school but I am now attending the Haitian Roots Academy and am enjoying it very much and working hard to catch up to my peers. I was born 12 Dec 1999.


Mishael Jean Charles

Hello, my name is Mishael Jean Charles. I am 4 years old (born 2011) and am the youngest of 3 boys. My brothers and I attend the Haitian Roots Academy. I love coming to school! It is so fun! I love to draw and my teachers say that I am very good at it!


Saika Pierre

Hello, I'm Saika. I have sickle-cell anemia. I was very healthy and happy until I was 5 years old when I had my first stroke. The last few years have been harder and harder on me with additional strokes. I've lost the ability to do a lot of the things that I used to be able to do. I'm grateful to Haitian Roots for helping me and my family.


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