Category: Sanitation Marketing

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 ...

Sanitation Collaboration with Kavieng Prison

Correctional institution inmates and prison wardens from the minimum security Kavieng Jail in New Ireland, PNG, are working with the Topwan Sanitation Enterprise in Kavieng to provide toilet slabs and risers, and soap. Live & Learn has provided technical training and the inmates can now produce a VIP toilet slab and seat riser in under ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sharing water, sanitation and hygiene knowledge and insights

Staff and community partners from Live & Learn project teams in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Australia participated with over 120 water, sanitation and hygiene practitioners in the Civil Society WASH Fund Learning and Reflection Event (FLARE) held in Brisbane at the beginning of August. The FLARE hosted participants from 19 countries across ...

Big win for Fiji Community-based Sanitation Market

The Fiji Community-based Sanitation Market (CBSM) is an enterprise established to sell toilets and improved sanitation products in informal peri-urban settlements in Suva. The Ministry of Health in Fiji have ordered 150 toilet slabs and riser seats from the CBSM, which will be used to complete toilets that the Ministry of Health is constructing in ...

Toilets: Balancing customer aspirations and affordability

The Community-based Sanitation Enterprises established in PNG, Vanuatu, Fiji and Solomon Islands are continuing their sales and construction of toilets. In Vanuatu a customer has purchased a toilet with a permanent building constructed of concrete. In Kimbe, PNG, the sanitation enterprises have built pour-flush toilets for an elementary school. They are also trialling a low cost biogas and septic toilet system - which will be the first technology of its kind in West New Britain province. The low-cost biogas and septic toilet system was built during a four-day construction training as part of the on-going mentoring and monitoring for the two sanitation enterprises in Kimbe.

Portable toilet used in cyclone response

TopWan community based saniation enterprise have supported families in Teouma Valley, Vanuatu, with an improved toilet and hand-washing facility after they were displaced when Tropical Cyclone Donna damaged their homes. The families are currently sleeping in the community kindergarten building while they rebuild their homes. They were forced to use the bush as a temporary place ...

Constructing Portable Toilets in Vanuatu

  Six staff from the two Sanitation Enterprises in Port Vila, Vanuatu, recently improved their construction knowledge by participating in training to build their own tool boxes and portable toilet’s for people living with disabilities and children. The training was facilitated by Matt King, a volunteer through Engineers Without Borders who is providing technical mentoring ...