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Students lead out in Menstrual Hygiene Day

Student-led presentations and the launch of a special flag were highlights of Menstrual Hygiene Day celebrations during June at the WPSMIP partner primary school in Kavieng, PNG. Three classrooms at the school were setup with awareness and information posters about Menstrual Hygiene. Each of the classrooms featured presentations about menstrual hygiene from the students. Parents ...

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Bottleneck Analysis helps WASH in Schools planning

One of the approaches that the Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing Innovation Program (WPSMIP) has been using is Bottleneck Analysis. This is a method that looks at more than just access to services or information, but assess the actual use of health services by different groups of people. Currently we are using bottleneck analysis to look ...

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Menstrual Hygiene Day – talking about WASH in Schools

Today is global Menstrual Hygiene Day. In Solomon Islands the Live & Learn WPSMIP team marked Menstrual Hygiene Day with discussions at a local high school, where girls and boys discussed their perspectives on the challenges facing girls at their school. Sophie Suia, from Live & Learn Solomon Islands, shares that girls felt they struggled ...

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Sharing CBSE approach at WASH Futures 2016

At the recent WASH Futures 2016 Conference Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing Innovation Program staff from Live & Learn and International WaterCentre co-facilitated a workshop to share lessons learned in establishing community-based sanitation marketing enterprises. The workshop presenters were: Annika Kearton and Regina Souter, from International WaterCentre, and Iva Koroisamanunu and Rob Hughes, from Live & Learn. The ...

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WASH Futures 2016 – Learning

This week the Live & Learn team has representatives from Fiji, Melbourne, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu attending the WASH Futures 2016 conference. Pictured below is Iva Koroisamanunu, Project Manager of the Vanuatu WPSMI Project, presenting at the WASH Futures 2016 conference on the Community Based Sanitation Enterprise model in Vanuatu We will ...

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Getting ready for WASH Futures 2016

The Live & Learn WASH program leadership are getting ready to travel to Brisbane next week to participate in the WASH Futures Conference. Project Managers from all four countries in the Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing & Innovation Program will be attending the conference - traveling from Fiji, Melbourne, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. ...

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Leadership Training for CBSE’s in Vanuatu

A core strategy of the Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing & Innovation Program is to enable local communities to establish Community-Based Sanitation Enterprises to sell affordable toilets and other hygiene products to families in the community. In Vanuatu we are working with cooperatives in informal urban settlements in Shefa Province, and in future will expand to ...

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WASH curriculum unit for teachers in Vanuatu

Live & Learn is currently working with the Vanuatu Institute of Teacher Education to include a WASH module in the compulsory science curriculum. When the revision is completed the WASH module can be taught to all prospective teachers that are trained at the college. School teachers are one of the most important people that can ...

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The role of natural leaders in CLTS

Yesterday the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) hosted a webinar to discuss the opportunities and challenges of working with natural leaders in community-led total sanitation activities. A 'natural' leader is a person in a community who has formal and informal influence on many people through their social ties and networks. An example of a natural community leader ...

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Rose Veleio – Henderson WASH Committee

“Doing it for themselves”, grassroots leadership for community development. In June of 2011, Rose Veleio travelled from Temotu, Solomon Islands to the informal settlement of Henderson, just outside Honiara with her husband and four children to visit relatives. Enjoying her time there, Rose decided to stay and took on work selling Nambo (breadfruit chips) whilst ...

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