Tag: Hand washing

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 ...

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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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Celebrating and Promoting Handwashing across the Pacific

Global Handwashing Day, 2015 Despite its apparent simplicity, handwashing with soap is one of the most effective health interventions for individuals and communities. The largest benefit to be gained is a significant reduction in the spread of gastro-intestinal diseases, respiratory infections, and other illnesses related to the ingestion of minute traces of faeces1. As “50% ...