Sponsor a Child
There is virtually no access to free public education available to children in Haiti. It can costs upwards of $600/year for a child to attend school. The majority of Haitian families live on less that $500/year and eat only one meal per day. This makes education a distant dream for most children.
For just $300 you can sponsor one of the children below to attend a Haitian Roots Academy for an entire year. Help us change Haiti's future by empowering these children with education.
Prior to the earthquake of 2010, only 50% of children were enrolled in school. That number has lowered dramatically since then. Out the 60 most impoverished countries, Haiti ranks third from the bottom as the worst place to be a school child, according to a report by The Global Campaign for Education. A primary factor of this report is, families cannot afford to send their kids to school.
Education is the greatest tool we have to break the poverty cycle. Children who go to school are healthier, better-nourished, and live longer and more prosperous lives. When children attend school they become aware of their own potential in the world and are equipped with the life skills necessary to make informed choices and live well in society.
Haitian Roots offers supporters the opportunity to sponsor the child of their choice through a scholarship of $300/year or $25/month. Sponsors and children enjoy building a relationship through photos and letters. Some of our sponsors have even had the opportunity to join us on volunteer trips and have met "their" children.