Tag: Hand washing

Interview with WASH mentor teacher in Solomon Islands

Barbara, the mentor teacher for water, sanitation and hygiene at a partner school in Solomon Islands shares the success of the installation of a group hand-washing facility in the school. She also talks about successes of the student WASH Club members, and the changes in hygiene practice by students in the school. See her story ...

WASH Champs at the PNG Games

The Papua New Guinea Games is a biannual sporting event that brings together over 12,000 athletes in 22 provincial teams to compete in events that help identify new sporting talent in PNG. In November 2017 the PNG Games were held in Kimbe, West New Britain Province. Live & Learn Environmental Education and the two sanitation ...

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. ...

“Clean Hands, Good Toilet, Happy Family” Health Promotion Guidelines and Tools

Influencing health behaviour change 
seems like it should be simple. But each of us is a mixture of conscious and unconscious motivations, cultural preferences and habits. Logical reasons for choosing healthy habits don’t always effectively reach our unconscious desires or habits. Live & Learn has published the “Clean Hands, Good Toilet, Happy Family” Health Promotion ...

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 ...

“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 ...

Vanuatu Hygiene Promotion winners

The winners of the Niu Yia Niu Toelet competition in Vanuatu have been announced and received their prizes at a special presentation at the main market in Port Vila. The overall winner was Gero Iavin, with his song "Happy Families." Other winners were the photograph "Soapy Hands" by 10 year old photographer Yanick (shown above). The ...

“New Year, New Toilet!” Competition

Today in Vanuatu the Live & Learn team joined with SAMAPETA and Tuburah Sanitation Enterprises to launch the "Niu Yia, Nui Toelet" (New Year, New Toilet) competition to promote the community sanitation enterprises, and to improve awareness on the importance of having a family toilet and washing hands with soap. The competition is being launched over ...

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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 ...