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World Toilet Day & Community Sanitation Enterprise in the South Pacific

World Toilet Day was marked during the week of 18 November by the Community-based Sanitation Enterprises working with Live & Learn in the Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing & Innovation Program. In Kavieng, PNG, Kulangait Sanitation Enterprise and students from the project partner primary school promoted the importance of having a toilet at home in the local ...

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First Global Hand-washing Day in Daru!

Global Hand-washing Day is only eight years old and already it is celebrated by more than 200 million people around the world. In 2016 Global Hand-washing Day reached the island of Daru, capital of the remote, sparsely populated Western Province of Papua New Guinea. Live & Learn, in partnership with World Vision International, and with ...

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School children advocate for hand-washing at town market

The Global Hand washing Day and the World Food Day were both observed on Friday the 14th October 2016 by the Live & Learn team in Kavieng, PNG in partnership with the Maiom Primary School and the Division of Commerce. Students from Maiom Primary School, a pilot school with the Australian government CS WASH funded ...

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Community promotes hand washing at local market

In the Solomon Islands the Henderson Community WASH Committee conducted a public hand-washing demonstration at the local market to bring attention to Global Hand-washing Day. The demonstration was held on Friday 14 October, just in time to promote public awareness of Global Hand-washing Day on 15 October. Live & Learn worked with the WASH Committee ...

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Making hand washing a habit – Vanuatu

Students, teachers and supportive parents marked Global Hand Washing Day at one of the WPSMIP pilot schools in Vanuatu this week. Global Handwashing Day (October 15) is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of hand-washing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases. It ...

WASH a priority for New Ireland Forum

The Live & Learn Kavieng Sanitation Marketing team organised the New Ireland Province WASH Field Day on 22nd September. This was a public event, with displays held by the Kulangit Community-based Sanitation Enterprise and a number of organisations working in in the WASH sector, along with speeches and performances. The vibrant combination of private sector, ...

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Sanitation Park for Kavieng School

At the end of September Maiom Primary School in Kavieng officially opened its School Sanitation Park. The park consists of a toilet block with six toilets, three shower rooms and one laundry area, and four separate VIP toilets. All these toilet facilities also have basins for washing hands with soap. The Sanitation Park serves two purposes - ...

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Reducing sanitation hazards in Fiji

Recently the Fiji Community-based Sanitation Market (CBSM) members participated in disaster risk reduction training focused on understanding the hazards faced by informal settlements due to poor waste management, poor sanitation (latrines, water supply), and poor drainage. These hazards can contribute to outbreaks of communicable diseases such as Dengue Fever, Typhoid and Chikungunya. Helping families address ...

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Climbing the participation ladder

Community participation is the foundation of the Community-based Sanitation Marketing Enterprises (CBSE) that are being piloted by Live & Learn in Fiji, PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu through the Australian government Civil Society WASH Fund. Without effective community ownership and participation the CBSEs will not be able to become effective community businesses. Community participation is ...

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Hygiene Promotion with Educators in Vanuatu

During August the Live & Learn Vanuatu Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing and Innovation Program team conducted hygiene promotion training for teachers, educators, sports club leaders, and curriculum writers. The training provided the opportunity for schools to do detailed planning and budgeting for improved hygiene in schools. Plans were also made on how to address menstrual ...

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