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
Denis Brigham Dubreus
Denis is 10 years old. His birthday is November 30th. He lives with his parents and 2 brothers, who are also in the Haitian Roots education program. Denis enjoys studying and wants to become an Engineer one day. The reason he wants to do this is so that he can, "Take the place of my father to provide for our family when he passes away." Denis thinks Karate is really cool and likes the color red. Denis biggest fear in life is thinking about the earthquake and also worries about his family's economic problems. We asked him a few questions and his answers were quite touching. He said that if he could have any wish it would be "That I could become a great son." Asked what he would do if he were invisible for a day, he said, "I would pray." If he could visit any place in the world, he'd like to go to Brazil.
Moise is 14 years old. His birthday is August 16th. He lives with his mother and older siblings--one sister and two brothers. His favorite school subject is math. Moise is one of Haitian Roots very top students. It is exciting to see the cycle broken. He is the first in his family to receive an education. His mother can only sign her name with an X. Moise is not sure what he wants to do when he grows up. He is intrigued with law but also likes learning about the occupation of an electrician. His favorite color is blue. When asked what he is grateful for, Moise said, "I can read. I can make my food. Others teach me." It makes him happy when he has the chance to give food to others who do not have any.
Jean Phillipe Dort
Jean Phillipe is 13 years old. His birthday is December 29th. He lives with his parents and 4 siblings. Two of his sisters are also in the Haitian Roots program. Jean most enjoys French class at school. He loves to play soccer. He would like to become an Engineer one day so that he can learn how to build sturdy homes.
Aphane is 13 years old. Her birthday is May 30th. She lives with her parents and 4 siblings. Two of her siblings, Ashley and Jean Philippe, are also in the program. Her favorite subject is French and she has a fascination with computers. She wants to do something in the field of Computer Science when she grows up. She enjoys playing soccer. Her favorite color is pink!
Marc David Oldwenson Dorisca
Marc is 11 years old. His birthday is August 10th. His favorite subjects in school are Geography and Grammar. Marc has a learning disorder which makes school hard for him but also makes him appreciate even more the opportunity that he has to attend school. Marc likes playing soccer. When asked what he was most grateful for he responded, "My existence with a good life, my school, nature, and the Bible."
Dawson is 12 years old. His birthday is March 25th. His favorite subject is math. He is a very good student and says that for a profession he wants to be involved in nanotechnology. Dawson really enjoys drawing and is a good artist! His favorite food is lasagna. His favorite sport is soccer!
Faedra is 16 years old. Her birthday is November 4th. She lives with her parents and younger sister, Fredelyne, who is also in the program. Spanish is her favorite subject in school. Faedra would like to become a doctor when she is older because she wants to be able to help those who are sick or injured. She describes herself as kind and gentle. She loves children.
Greffline is 6 years old. She lives at La Maison Orphanage along with her older brother, Widner Jules. She has an amazingly bright and sparkling demeanor. Everybody who meets her seems drawn to her. Greffline loves to draw and dance.
Daphnee is 17 years old. Her birthday is May 26th. Her favorite subject is French literature. She wants to work doing something in medicine after she is finished with her schooling so that she can help those around her who are in need and don't have the means to help themselves.
Raphael is 16 years old. His birthday is August 27th. His favorite school subjects are science, social studies, and math. He is a wonderful artist (like his father) and wants to become an architect. He enjoys reading, painting, and playing basketball.