The ECC Timeline
ECC Campus grows to 3 buildings after Sochet Hall is built to house classrooms and administrative offices. 2007-2011 ECC expands vocational businesses and job internships. Over the next few years, ECC adds the sale of utensil packets, packaged soap, restored furniture, and hand-sewn crafts as products.
Being ECO and More!
ECC officially became a Green School that is recognized by BREEF (Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation) certification and has currently installed 24 solar panels on the rooftop of the ECC buildings. In addition, transitional living has entered and mostly completed their first stage of the four-stage process. Stage one entails life skills education that is provided daily on campus by a full time transitional living teacher. A teacher with residential experience has been on staff for two years teaching transitional independent life skills and vocational skills.
Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian
Hurricane Dorian, (a Category 5+
storm) battered Abaco with winds of 195-225 and a tidal
surge of 23 feet lasting over three days. Lives, homes,
community and the infrastructure of Marsh Harbour and
surrounding cays were destroyed. The buildings and
campus of Every Child Counts received extensive damage
and the Convent Building was completely destroyed.
Reconstruction of the ECC Campus and buildings began
shortly after Dorian passed. All Hands and Hearts, an
international relief organization, maintained a presence in
Abaco and committed to rebuilding ECC over the next 2
years. Youth on a Mission and other long-time partners
assisted in the process. By June of 2021, all major
restoration on campus was completed. Four buildings
were restored and one new building,Horizon Hall, was
built to replace the Convent building