Darline Gilson and Briana Thezard are two college students who both share a passion of finding ways to make Haiti a stronger nation. These two women believe that education is the core element that is the catapult for students in Haiti to create a brighter future. Vision 1804 Inc. is a non-profit organization that was a dream that these women have always obtained. This aspiration was executed during these college students freshman year, in early 2015. This is a growing non-profit that is built on the foundation of two women who strive to make education accessible to those who do not have the opportunity. Gilson was born in Arcahaie, Haiti, and moved to the United States at the age of 12. Education has always been a passion of hers and she wants every child in Haiti to have access to an affordable education. Growing up in Haiti, Gilson has seen the lack of opportunities in Haiti and aspires to create a way to provide students the same opportunities that she has been given. Thezard was born in America but has a father who is from Port-au-prince, Haiti and her mother’s side of the family is from Georgetown Guyana. This blended Caribbean background is the driving force to give back to those in need in the Caribbean. As a woman in STEM, aspiring to be a computer scientist, Thezard seeks to advance the access to technology as an education resource that will introduce them to a more advanced and sophisticated way of learning.
Our mission is to meet the educational needs for schools in Haiti by providing school supplies, mentorship, scholarships, and other necessities.