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

Juvensley Pierre

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

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!

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.

Alexis Jean Samuel

Hello! My name Alexis and I am 11 years old. My birthday is 12 October 2006. I live with my aunt. My favorite school subject is Math. I want to study to become a doctor one day. I like to read and play soccer. My best characteristic is that I like to help people. If I could travel anywhere it would be to Chicago because I have an uncle who lives there.

Hander Juvens Pierre

Hello! My name is Hander. I am a twin to Juveline. I’m in the 3rd year kindergarten class. My birthday is 3 Feb 2011. I want to be a driver some day! I also would like to visit Japan! My favorite thing about myself is my mouth. My best friend is Menlove. When I’m not in school I like to play soccer and sleep. My teachers say that I am very smart and advanced in my writing abilities.

Genevieve Emmanuelle Saintil

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

Gabriel Ashton Charlemagne

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

Flore Dorothie Elizabeth Henry

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

Emma Geneste

Hello! I am Emma and I am in my first year of kindergarten. In school I am quite shy and like to work slowly, but I do enjoy being with friends. When I’m not in school I like to play with my sister. My best friends are my brother and sister. We like to play soccer together. My favorite food is bananas and I like the color yellow.

Dawensley Desir

Hi! My name is Dawensly and I’m in the first year of kindergarten. My birthday is 18 August 2013. My favorite thing to do in school is paint! I like to do gymnastics. I learn things quickly and am a very bright but humble boy. My favorite food is rice. My best friends are my mom and dad.

Special thanks to our business sponsors