As time changes, young and old alike find themselves migrating from one city to the next, from one state to the next, and from one country to the next, sometimes alone without family or friends. GKAVAD seeks to create an atmosphere of community for these migrants and immigrants, where they can connect with others on the same journey as them, gain support towards their housing, employment, and educational need. GKAVAD seeks to help these individuals and families with young children to become culturally literate which include legal literacy, financial literacy, language literacy, and mental health support. GKAVAD along with a community of supporters are here to help these individuals and families gains a sense of belonging, community, and support.
Nahomie Guillaume, LMFT, and Ernst Guillaume, MBA
Treasurer: Diana Honorat-Elorreaga
Secretary: Neslyn Corine Matthew
Ernst and Nahomie have loved education from childhood and have experience first hand the transforming power of knowledge. Growing up in Haiti both of them experienced the hardship of scarcity, struggled through limited resources, and as immigrants they had to navigate through a new culture which required them to put their foundational knowledge to use. Their love for learning give them the boost to rise above the challenges that comes with being a migrant. Here int he USA they have seen similar scarcity and limited resources, and witnessed the struggles of migrants and non-immigrants who lack the basic skills, knowledge and resources to meet their day to day needs. From their own seasons of lack and abundance, the vision to support others came forth.