Each summer for many years now a group of students, under the guidance of Sociology Professor Dr. Jean Golden, has been spending several weeks assisting staff and students at the Every Child Counts School. This year, seventeen students are spending five weeks at the school during the period April 28 …
This year marks the sixth year that students from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada have been assisting at the Every Child Counts School. Nine students have been working at the school for the entire month of May.
In 2011, Ryerson University of Toronto, Canada began a collaborative educational relationship with the Every Child Counts (ECC) School for children and young adults with special needs in Abaco. For five years Professor Golden of the Ryerson Sociology Department has brought over 100 Ryerson University student academic placements and volunteers to Abaco to assist ECC School in its educational work.
This is the fifth year that Professor Jean Golden of the Sociology Department at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, has brought a group of students from Ryerson to conduct programmes and participate in the life of Every Child Counts School. These programmes benefit both the Ryerson and Every Child Counts students. While the university students bring down programs which they have planned for the children they always say that they learn as much from the ECC children as the children learn from them.
Twenty four sociology students from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, were on Abaco for the week of February 14-22 to participate in a new university credit course, ‘International Community Engagement ' hosted at Every Child Counts School.
This year will mark the fourth year that students from Ryerson University in Canada have assisted at Every Child Counts School. This project is beneficial to both the University and the school since the Ryerson students gain valuable experience and the children and teachers at ECC benefit from some excellent assistance.
The friendship between Professor Jean Golden, Professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, and Lyn Major, Principal of Every Child Counts School (ECC), has grown over the years into a valuable partnership between the two institutions. This partnership has already proved extremely beneficial to both institutions and continues to grow, providing a framework for the development of educational support and community programs for children with disabilities, in collaboration with Bahamian teachers, parents and community leaders.
This past May and June Professor Jean Golden of Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, brought 19 senior university students to Every Child Counts School (ECC) in Marsh Harbour. The students assisted in the classrooms and developed educational materials and newsletters for ECC. Before returning to Canada, the students were asked to reflect on what they learned and contributed to ECC, their main memory of Abaco and what suggestions they would make to improve the education of children with special needs in Abaco.