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
Carli Aston Sartrosi Odeus
This child has a huge name for one so small. We usually just call his Aston. Aston is 4 years old and his birthday is April 13th. He lives with his parents and two younger brothers. His brother, Richemon, is also in the program. Aston is a bright and happy boy and can't wait to start school this fall.
Melissa is 12 years old and her birthday is July 10th. He favorite subject in school is math. She wants to become a nurse when she grows older so that she can help people. Melissa enjoys crocheting when she has the materials to do it. Her favorite sport is running. She loves the colors of her country--blue and red.
Marco is 9 years old. His birthday is June 27th. He lives with his parents and 2 sisters, who are both also in the program. Marco is an excellent student. His favorite subject in school is history. He is not sure if he wants to study medicine or something in engineering. Marco loves to play soccer. The 5 things he says he is most grateful for are: "life, health, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and nature." If he could have any wish it would be that he could have a good job and solid profession when he grows up.
Makenson is 11 years old. His birthday is Christmas day. His favorite subject in school is grammar. He would like to become a professional driver when he grows up. He also would like to make sure that he can go to college. He likes to eat rice but does not like when the only food is bread fruit. His favorite sport is basketball and he loves the color blue. The things he is most grateful for are: school, his mom, his dad, and God. If he could have any wish it would be that he could leave Haiti and go to live in the United States.
Kens-Soule was born in 1994. She was behind in school because she was not able to attend until joining Haitian Roots. But she works hard at school and enjoys it and plans to graduate by 2017.
Kasnael was born in 2012. She is a very loving and bright girl. She attends the Haitian Roots Academy.
Jonas was born in 2003. At age 11 he is only in the third grade due to the fact that he started school so late. He continues to struggle at school somewhat due to the fact that his family struggles to eat. For kids like Jonas, we're working hard to start a food program.
Yves Bradley Gillus
Bonjou! I'm Bradley and I'm 11 years old. I live with my parents and 3 sisters. My older sister is autistic and it is a hard life for her here in Haiti because we don't have a lot of resources. I'ma good student, but my favorite part of school is recess where I get the chance to play soccer with my friends. I dream of playing soccer professionally one day. My favorite colors are blue and white. I also enjoys drawing and watching television.
Marie Laetitia Gillus
Laetitia is 6 years old and her birthday is November 2nd. She lives with her parents and 3 siblings. In school she enjoys learning how to read. When she grows up she wants to become a dancer because she really loves to dance! Her favorite food is rice. She likes to play basketball and her favorite color is pink.