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Church Leaders and Hygiene Promotion

Live & Learn’s hygiene promotion campaigns involve working with Change Agents. Change Agents are volunteers from local churches, local community health workers, and the staff of the sanitation enterprises. Utilising Change Agents means that some key activities of a campaign are delivered through trusted members of the community to the community. Working with Church Leaders ...

Sanitation Enterprises supported by Honiara City Council, Solomon Islands

Memorandum of understanding with Honiara City Council to support sanitation enterprises. The Honiara City Council Environmental Health Department has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide capacity-building and support to two community-based sanitation enterprises selling improved toilets in Honiara, Solomon Islands.     Access to improved water and basic sanitation is a major challenge ...

Global Hand-washing Day Celebrations

Last week was a big week for the schools in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea who partner with Live & Learn in our WASH in Schools program. This year Global Hand-washing Day fell on a Sunday, so schools selected a school day in the following week to hold their celebrations. This year ...

Viability of urban community-based sanitation enterprises

Live & Learn’s support to community-based sanitation enterprises in Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, PNG and Fiji, has entered its final year. The program is testing the effectiveness of a contextualised sanitation marketing approach in Pacific Island Countries, and the potential for this approach to be replicated in other Pacific Island Countries. The approach uses a combination ...

“Clean Hands, Good Toilet, Happy Family” Health Promotion Guidelines and Tools

Influencing health behaviour change 
seems like it should be simple. But each of us is a mixture of conscious and unconscious motivations, cultural preferences and habits. Logical reasons for choosing healthy habits don’t always effectively reach our unconscious desires or habits. Live & Learn has published the “Clean Hands, Good Toilet, Happy Family” Health Promotion ...

Students use Arts for Advocacy to improve WASH

Live & Learn has published two guidebooks for student-led advocacy campaigns to make sure everyone in their school has access to safe drinking water, safe toilets and is practicing good hygiene behaviour. The guidebooks are called “Arts for Advocacy” and Live & Learn has published a Student Guidebook and a Teacher Guidebook. Student WASH Clubs ...

Live and Learn supports Ambae Island Volcano evacuees

A volcanic eruption has forced people to evacuate Ambae Island in Vanuatu. At least 6,000 have been moved from their homes due to dangerous volcanic ash falling on their island. About 10,000 people live on the island, and those in the north and south are most vulnerable. Currently the evacuees are in temporary camps on ...

Toilet and bathroom construction in Vanuatu

The two TopWan Sanitation Enterprises are very busy in Port Vila building toilets and bathrooms for families living in peri-urban areas. These customers have not had a permanent toilet before, but instead of climbing the sanitation ladder step-by-step they are working with Taburah and SAMAPETA sanitation enterprises to build full bathrooms, some with showers and ...

International Day of the Girl

Live & Learn believes that investing in safe and improved WASH facilities improve girls’ health and keeps them in school. This in turn empowers girls to reach their full potential and become agents of change within their communities. Education is the cornerstone of a healthy and productive society. Yet around the globe, girls miss out ...

Solomon Islands CBSE featured in the Island Sun Newspaper

Live and Learn Solomon Islands have been engaged in a four year Community Based Sanitation Enterprise project piloted in Henderson, East Honiara, and Namoliki, Central Honiara, since 2014. Under the Western Pacifc Sanitation Marketing & Innovation Program (WPSMIP) the two peri-urban communities of Henderson and Namoliki have been engaged in the construction of two types ...