Category: News

The impact of toilets

Today is the final implementation day for the Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing & Innovation Program, which has been implemented in Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and three provinces of Papua New Guinea for the past four years. Activities are being transitioned to new funding and sources of support, and the Live & Learn teams are working ...

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 ...

WASH Education for Tomorrow’s Teachers in Vanuatu

Live & Learn in Vanuatu has worked with school administrators, teachers, parents and students to establish WASH Committees and WASH Clubs in nine schools in Port Vila. Additionally, LLV has partnered with the Ministry of Education to integrate WASH into the existing national school health curriculum, and trained 60 student teachers through a partnership with ...

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 ...

Confident to sell toilets after media training

Seven women living in the informal settlements outside Suva were participants in a recent refresher media training facilitated by Live & Learn Fiji.  The women are Community Sanitation Marketing Officers for the Community Based Sanitation Market (CBSM) a partnership business that was established with the goal of providing affordable and appropriate sanitation solutions to informal ...

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 ...

Interview with WASH mentor teacher in Solomon Islands

Barbara, the mentor teacher for water, sanitation and hygiene at a partner school in Solomon Islands shares the success of the installation of a group hand-washing facility in the school. She also talks about successes of the student WASH Club members, and the changes in hygiene practice by students in the school. See her story ...