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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 ...

Teachers learn about setting up Student-led WASH Clubs

Teachers from Live & Learn partner schools in Kavieng, New Ireland Province, PNG, was happy to complete an inservice program on setting up student-led Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Clubs. The inservice used the new Live & Learn “Arts for Advocacy” manual - which is a guide for students to plan and implement creative advocacy ...

WASH in Schools in Solomon Islands

Live & Learn has worked with seven urban schools in Honiara, Solomon Islands, to construct group hand-washing facilities. The different designs of the hand-washing stations were based on each school’s access to water. Some schools have taps attached to a concrete structure on the end of a permanent school building. Others have a free-standing system ...

Clean Up the World Day

This year is the 24th year of Clean Up the World, with activities in more than 70 countries. Students from Freshwota bilingual school collected over 100 bags of rubbish on Friday 15 September to celebrate a cleaner Vanuatu. Keeping Vanuatu beautiful was the main message of the event. The Australian High Commission, staff from Live & Learn Vanuatu and ...

New toilets for school in Vanuatu

Mr Ratubani from the Vanuatu Ministry of Health recently lead the handover of four new Ventilated Improved Pit toilets for the Nukus Kasaru Primary School in Vanuatu. The two toilet blocks (one for boys and one for girls) were constructed by the Taburah community-based sanitation enterprise, which sells toilet products under the TopWan brand in ...

TopWan launches at Kavieng Main Market

On Friday 8 September the Kavieng Main Market was buzzing with activity as people gathered for the Launch of TopWan brand of sanitation products in New Ireland. The event was organised by Live and Learn staff and they were assisted by prisoners and guards from the Kavieng minimum security jail. The launch was supported by ...