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

Woodmail Rodchild Cherilus

Bonjou! I’m Woodmail. My birthday is 1 August 2005. I go to the Haitian Roots Academy. I like learning French at school. I love to play soccer and my favorite color is red. I hope someday I can learn how to grow my own food and be an agronomist because I like to eat!

Dave Berlick Sylvain

Hello, I'm Dave! I was born on July 15, 2007. In school I love learning about agriculture and the environment. When I'm not in school, my favorite thing to do is pretend I'm a doctor. My favorite foods are eggplant, bean sauce, and rice. I do not like okra! My favorite sport is soccer and my favorite colors are blue and white. The things I am most grateful for are my mother, my father, my God, my school, and the rest of my family.

Richardson Edmond

Richardson is 11 years old. He lives at La Maison orphanage, along with his brother Peterson. He wants to be a doctor or a teacher when he grows up. He loves sports, is intelligent, and does well in school. For the older kids we want to have them sponsored through their basic education and then we will be looking to teach them a trade.

Yoldjinie Ophin

Hi! My name is Yoldjinie Ophin. My birthday is 8 July 2006. I am 8 years old and in 3rd grade. I live in St. Marc with my mother, who is single. I like learning about nature and the environment in school. I would like to become a teacher one day. When I am not in school I love to play and dance.

Junior Kervensky Francois

Hi! My name is Junior. My birthday is 7 Dec 2013. I am one of the youngest kids at the Haitian Roots Academy but here in Haiti we are supposed to start school when we are only 2-3 years old. I like to drink milk. I like the colors yellow and blue and I enjoy being able to color at school with crayons and to play with my friends. When I’m at home I like to play soccer with my cousin.

Abigael Laine

Hello! My name is Abigael Laine. My dad has been coming to Haitian Roots gatherings for a couple of years now to try to get me in their program. I will be 8 years old in January (born 19 Jan 2007). I am in 2nd grade at the Haitian Roots Academy. I live with my dad and step mother. I have a younger brother and a younger sister. I LOVE coming to school! Someday I want to become a great business woman!

Naendra Zamy

Hello, I'm Naendra Zamy. I am 16 years old. I like to go to school and to read. If I could have any wish I would wish to be a teacher, so that I can teach children.

Macdarline Dilus

Bonjou! I am new to the Haitian Roots Academy. My bio will be posted soon!

Rayna Blanc

I am Reyna Lensay Blanc. I was born in Nov 2002. I am in 7th grade. I live with my parents and two siblings. My favorite subject in school is math. When I am not in school I like to play and read. I am grateful for my family, church, school, and friends. My biggest dream is that one day I can become a doctor.

Marco Gabriel

Hello! My name is Marco. I am 10 years old and in the 5th grade at the Haitian Roots Academy. I love love love going to school! I live with my parents and two siblings and hope that if I do well in school and work hard then someday I can become a doctor.

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