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 ...

Hygiene is as important as ABC

The Live & Learn Vanuatu hosted a Curriculum Review Meeting with 16 Curriculum Writers, three National Curriculum Coordinators for Junior and Secondary, the Principal Education Officer and two consultants. Discussion addressed approaches on hygiene education and integration of the hygiene resources developed by Live & Learn into the exisiting primary school curriculum. Live & Learn ...

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.

Students speak out on menstruation in Kavieng, PNG

Over 300 students from three schools in Kavieng District spent a day together to talk about the importance of menstrual hygiene.

Menstruation hygiene kits provided to Vanuatu schools

School management and teachers from six schools in Port Vila, Vanuatu, came together for a two day induction workshop to establish their Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) in Schools programs. They also participated in a special focus program on Menstrual Hygiene Management, which included the Acting Director of Education in Vanuatu, the National Director of the Primary School Program, the Deputy Principal Education Officer for Shefa Province and the Natinoal Early Childhood Education Coordinator (pictured above).

Education Changes Everything #MenstruationMatters

Every month more than 300 million girls aged between 10-14 may dread the arrival of their period. A lack of adequate guidance, toilet facilities and sanitary materials for girls to manage their menstruation in schools causes girls to experience shame, fear, confusion. They face many challenges attempting to manage their menstruation - insufficient information, lack of social support, ongoing social and hygiene taboos, and a shortage of suitable water, sanitation and waste disposal facilities in schools. So many of these girls just stay home until they finish bleeding. They can miss a week of school every month.

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 ...

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