On September 1, 2019 Category 5 Hurricane Dorian pummelled our northern islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco with sustained winds of 185 mph, and flattened entire communities. The Bahamas needs everyone’s help now more than ever as we recover from this storm and rebuild stronger in the face of our changing climate.
BREEF’s work after Hurricane Dorian includes:
- Support displaced children and teachers, especially those in our Eco-Schools network.
- Plan for disaster risk reduction, including training in water safety, swimming lessons, and preparedness.
- Implement a “Resilient Blue Bahamas” project
- Assess, protect and restore our coral reef and mangrove ecosystems that are the first line of defence in safeguarding our islands from storms. These critical ecosystems have also been impacted by the storm and they need our help.
CHILDREN FOR CHILDREN CAMPAIGN
Eco-schools global has launched the “Children for Children” campaign. The campaign objectives are to raise awareness on climate change, provide education for disaster resilience, create empathy and a sense of global citizenship, mobilise the power of the network, and organise support in cash and kind for the recovery efforts of the twelve affected Eco-Schools in The Bahamas.