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


Henry Prag Joseph

Hello! My name is Joseph. My birthdate is 22 March 2001 and I’m in the 8th grade at the Haitian Roots Academy. I have a big family. I live with my grandmother, my mother, uncle, aunt, and siblings. My favorite subject to study is English and I hope that someday I can go to the US to study. I am interested in learning more about psychology as well. I like helping people and hanging out with my friends.


Sendy Cajuste

Hello. My name is Sendy. My birthdate is 1 June 2000. I am behind in school but the teachers at HRA are working hard to help me get caught up. I live with my aunt. My favorite subject in school is Spanish. I would like to learn about gardening and growing my own food. I like to play soccer. My favorite color is blue. Thank you for giving me the chance to learn.


Carla Guervil

Hi. I'm Carla. I was born 9 June 1999. Even though I am 17 and only in 8th grade, I know that getting an education is my best chance to have a good life. In school I especially enjoy learning Spanish and French. I love to dance. My favorite sport is gymnastics.


Jenny Samedi

Bonjou! My name is Jenny. My birthday is 7 July 2007. I live with my mom, dad, sister, and brother. I enjoy school. My favorite subject is French. I would like to become a nurse. My teachers describe me as gentle and shy. They say I learn quickly and I think so too. In fact, that is my favorite thing about myself--my intelligence. I think someday I would like to visit Canada.


Juveline Handerlie Pierre

Bonjou! My name is Juveline. I turned 4 this year (born 2012). I go to the Haitian Roots Academy with my twin brother Juvens. My favorite part of school is when we get to sing songs. I also love to talk and play with my friends. Sometimes this frustrates my teachers, but that's okay. I'm only 4! Thank you for giving me a chance for an education!


Leila Vernet

Hello. My name is Leila. I am new to the Haitian Roots Academy and am in the second grade (2016-17). I like learning math. I hope to become a doctor some day. When I'm not in school, I like to study. I hope that some day I will be able to visit the United States because it sounds like a nice place.


Reginald Montalmont

Alo! My name is Reginald. My birthday is 5 October 2000. My favorite subject to study is biology. I hope to become a doctor some day. When I'm not at school, I'm looking for any opportunity to play soccer. That is my favorite thing! The thing I like best about myself is that I can learn quickly. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to go to school.


Gaen Thelusca

Hi! My name is Gaen Thelusca. My birthdate is 4 May 2009. I am excited that I was just accepted into the Haitian Roots program so that I can go to school. My favorite food is spaghetti. My mom is single and she does her best to care for me and my older brother, Sylvens.


Eliza Metelus

I am new to HRA and am just 3 years old (for 2016-17 school year). I am a sweet and happy little girl.


Chrisnaella Cesar

Hello! This little one is Chrisnaella. She is 4 years old and in 2nd year kindergarten at the Haitian Roots Academy.


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