Promoting inclusive sanitation and hygiene facilities in schools

The Community Based Sanitation Market (CBSM) is a registered business that was established as part of Live and Learn Environmental Education’s (LLEE) Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing Improvement Program (WPSMIP) through funding from the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) Civil Society WASH Fund. The CBSM aims to provide affordable and appropriate sanitation ...

Market Mama’s learn about preparing safe food for schools

As part of hygiene promotion training Live & Learn conducted a two-day “Food Handlers Training” with 14 participants - three hygiene teachers, 10 Market Mamas and 1 Market Papa. Market Mama’s are women who make and sell food to students in schools partnering with Live & Learns’ WASH in Schools program in Daru, Western Province, ...

New song for World Water Day – PNG

World Water Day 2018 was a big day in Kavieng, New Ireland - Papua New Guinea. All five schools working with Live & Learn in the WASH in Schools program participated, with a combined march from the beachside market up into a special presentation site in town. The different schools prepared speeches, debates and made ...

World Water Day marked by 5 schools in Daru, PNG

An energetic March for World Water Day was held in Daru, Western Province, PNG, with strong attendance from all five partner schools working in the WASH in Schools program, the District Education Office, local Police and PNG Water.  Live & Learn’s Arts for Advocacy approach was used to guide the crafting of posters and songs ...

Growing Demand for Sanitation Marketing in Fiji

The Community Based Sanitation Market (CBSM) in Suva, Fiji, recently received approval for the renewal of its business license from the Provincial Administrator for Rewa Province. This not only signifies another year in business for the CBSM but it was also an opportunity for the CBSM to share recent developments with the government office responsible ...

Pressing for Progress – International Women’s Day 2018

Empowering women to participate fully in all aspects of life is essential to build stronger economies and improve the quality of life for families and communities. Live & Learn aims to promote equality between women and men in all aspects of economic, social and political life. We also believe that when it comes to women ...

WASH Champs at the PNG Games

The Papua New Guinea Games is a biannual sporting event that brings together over 12,000 athletes in 22 provincial teams to compete in events that help identify new sporting talent in PNG. In November 2017 the PNG Games were held in Kimbe, West New Britain Province. Live & Learn Environmental Education and the two sanitation ...

Toilets made from natural materials in New Ireland

Toilets built from components purchased from hardware shops can be very expensive for families to purchase. TopWan community-based sanitation enterprise in Kavieng, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, used one of their construction training sessions to develop Ventilated Improved Pit Toilet components that use local natural materials. Bamboo is woven together to make a toilet building, ...

TopWan New Ireland uses World Toilet Day to open new school toilets and increase sales

  More than 700 people and students participated in a World Toilet Day 2017 special event hosted by TopWan New Ireland. TopWan New Ireland is the sanitation enterprise established with the support of Live & Learn in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. A large street parade marched through town and also included the launch of ...

Anik’s Story: Inclusive Sanitation in Vanuatu

Globally, one in seven people have a disability. Disability and poverty are often linked as people living in poverty have a higher chance of acquiring a disability due to lack of medical care, poor nutrition, violence, unsafe housing, and getting injured at work. Twenty-two per cent of the world’s poorest people have a disability. In addition, people ...

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