Sorry About The Mess

Non-Profit Community School

Every Child Counts

Hurricane Dorian has been a very messy visitor, but with your help we can clean up, rebuild and give all our ECC students and families a bright future.

 

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With the extensive damage to public and private property in the islands, we recommend you like and follow the ECC Facebook page so that you can be updated when more information becomes available. A damage assessment, reconstruction costs and appeal for further aid will be published in due course. Presently teachers, students and families are focused on basic survival as the government aids the resettlement and clean up efforts. Don’t forget to share with your friends.

MakING a Donation

Extensive damage across Abaco has also hit the community of Marsh Harbour very hard, including the buildings, gardens, equipment and infrastructure of Every Child Counts school. You can help with a donation of any amount in our $100,000 GoFundMe campaign to contribute to the innumerable costs to restore the school to a thriving and uplifting place for the students and families of Abaco. 

Thank you in advance for your support! 

Official Selection

Official Selection

We have the honour of being an official selection for the Bahamas International Film Festivalbiff250

Put 11 am on 10 December in your calendar and come see our film at the Melia Hotel, Cable Beach, New Providence. The little movie we made about this inspiring school has really resonated with audiences and we’re so happy more people can see and hear the great work that the students and teachers are doing at Every Child Counts school in Abaco to make a difference to a whole community.

 

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Canadian Première on TVO

Canadian Première on TVO

TVO think CMYKEvery Child Counts has secured a Canadian television première with one of the country’s pre-eminent public broadcasters. TV Ontario, a leader in thought-provoking and innovative content has acquired the broadcast rights to our film. The first screening to audiences in Canada is scheduled for January 2015. We are particularly glad to have TVO as our début broadcaster as many of the persons engaged with the making of the film, lending their teaching and therapeutic skills and many donors to the school are Ontario-based. This story of generosity of spirit and a desire to give to a community determined not to see their children sidelined continues to touch hearts and minds. We will update this post when the actual broadcast date and time is published by TV Ontario later this year.

For more information about TV Ontario, its programming and how you can support them to continue showcasing the best stories from Ontario, Canada and the world please visit www.tvo.org

Save The Date, 11/11

Save The Date, 11/11

Official SelectionWe are thrilled to be chosen as an official entry into the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival. Our little story of hope continues to touch viewers and as the word spreads further more and more people are learning about the power of community, compassion and that all of us has something to contribute however big or small. Every Child Counts will have a matinée screening on 11 November. The festival runs 7-23 November. Full programme guide and more information is available at FLIFF. The director, Wendy Loten will be attending the screening. If you will be in the Ft Lauderdale area on the 11th we’d love to have your support by attending the film’s Florida première.

Every Child Counts is currently being considered for entry into several other regional film festivals in Florida as well as an on-location extension of FLIFF on Grand Bahama. We will keep you updated.

Music Doing Good.

Music Doing Good.

When we were filming “EVERY CHILD COUNTS”, we had the great fortune to be able to include the fundraising concerts of MUSIC DOING GOOD, a wonderful organization from Houston, Texas. This nonprofit arts organization has the mission “to inspire and transform lives through innovative, music-based programming”, and over the two years of filming, we saw them clearly making huge changes in the lives of students at ECC. (more…)

The Canadian Connections.

The Canadian Connections.

Given the cold Canadian winters, it’s not surprising that the Bahamas with its warm island breezes and friendly inhabitants attracts so many Canadians. Several of these “snowbirds” arrived on the doorstep of the EVERY CHILD COUNTS school to become either teachers or volunteers and supporters.  (more…)

Thank You All So Much!

Thank You All So Much!

I was inspired to make this film about this amazing school in Abaco by my friend Mavis Payne. Mavis and her husband John had moored their sailboat in the harbour at Hopetown for many years, under the watchful eye of Truman Major and they became good friends with him and his wife, Lyn. When Lyn decided to start up the school Every Child Counts, Mavis and John became big supporters. Mavis suggested I make a film to tell the touching story of how it all began and the amazing effect it has had on the community.  (more…)