Tag: Fiji

Good hygiene at Inclusive Education Games in Fiji

The WASH in Schools team from Live & Learn Fiji shared school hygiene resources and lead out in a hand-washing demonstration at the 2017 Fiji Special and Inclusive Education National Games on Friday 3 November. A total of 900 students from 20 schools from all over Fiji competed in the three-day event at Lautoka's Churchill Park. ...

Global Hand-washing Day Celebrations

Last week was a big week for the schools in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea who partner with Live & Learn in our WASH in Schools program. This year Global Hand-washing Day fell on a Sunday, so schools selected a school day in the following week to hold their celebrations. This year ...

Viability of urban community-based sanitation enterprises

Live & Learn’s support to community-based sanitation enterprises in Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, PNG and Fiji, has entered its final year. The program is testing the effectiveness of a contextualised sanitation marketing approach in Pacific Island Countries, and the potential for this approach to be replicated in other Pacific Island Countries. The approach uses a combination ...

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 ...

Practical Action for World Water Day in Fiji

Staff and volunteers from the Community-based Sanitation Market (CBSM) in Fiji decided to celebrate World Water Day in a practical way in their local community. Fiji has experienced very heavy rains in the past few months, with some communities experiencing flooding. The theme for World Water Da in 2017 concerns wastewater, and the importance of ...

World Water Day Preparations: March 22

The Communithy-based Sanitation Market (CBSM) in Fiji is joining with Live & Learn Fiji and the Fijian Government to mark World Water Day. The CBSM have been invited to attend two days National World Water Day Celebrations that will be held in Levuka Town (the old Capital of Fiji). On Tuesday 21st March, the CBSM will ...

“Wipe” wins Hygiene competition in Fiji

Over the Christmas and new year period the Live & Learn team worked with the Fiji Community-based Sanitation Market to hold a hygiene promotion competition. Prizes included various hygiene products, and the construction of a new toilet. The theme was "Be Safe, Bad Bugs Kill!" First prize was awarded to the poster called "Wipe" by Asera ...

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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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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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Community-based Sanitation Market launched in Fiji

On the 15 July the Fijian Community-based Sanitation Market (CBSM) was launched at Studio 6 in Suva, the capital of Fiji. The CBSM will work in peri-urban and informal settlements in the Suva-Nausori corridor to provide families with opportunity to purchase affordable and high quality toilets, and other sanitation products and hygiene services. The launch ...