Tag: Solomon Isands

Floods and WASH in peri-urban Solomon Islands

During February much of the South Pacific has been affected by extremely heavy rain. Many South Pacific countries experienced flooding at the same time. In Honiara, Solomon Islands, many parts of the city experienced flooding (including the Live & Learn office!). On the 7th of February one of our sanitation enterprise communities recorded 65mm of ...

First toilet sales in Solomon Islands

The Henderson Community-based Sanitation Enterprise in Honiara Solomon Islands sold their first toilets during a mini-launch celebration held recently. The Honourable Peter Shannel was the special guest at the launch of a sanitation park that will provide sanitation information to the public and access to model toilet designs that are available for sale. Many local ...

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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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Sanitation Enterprise progress in Solomons, Vanuatu and PNG

The two pilot communities in the Solomon Islands continue to make progress on the establishment of the community sanitation enterprises. Hendersen Community Sanitation Enterpise members have completed toilet construction training. Namoliki Sanitation Enterprise has completed the construction of their first Ventilated Improved Pit toilet in the community. In Vanuatu the SAMAPETA and Tuburah community sanitation enterprises ...

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Working together to improve school sanitation

Each partner country in the Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing & Innovation Project continues to work with the pilot schools that are part of the project WASH in Schools component. In Solomon Islands Operation and Maintenance training for toilet facilities was conducted with the school teachers and the WASH committee, including gender and social inclusion games ...

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School children in Solomon Islands advocate for hand-washing

  In a recent visit to a local primary school in the Solomon Islands the students demonstrated good understanding of the importance of washing their hands, but expressed frustration that most of the time they can’t wash their hands because there is no secure water supply at their school. In a peri-urban primary school in ...

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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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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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Toilets by the people, for the people!

It is not always easy to find a toilet to buy that is attractive, affordable, durable, environmentally-appropriate, and convenient for the whole family. For people living in informal settlements, or who have physical impairments, that can be especially difficult. Though it is not something that many people think about, toilet design is crucial to social inclusion, ...

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Agents of Change: Kawa Women’s Savings Club

In this regular section we will present case studies and stories from the people making change and influencing sanitation marketing in their communities. Makira, Solomon Islands Since 2009 Live & Learn have been working in partnership with IWDA on another DFAT funded project in the Solomon Islands, titled “Tugeda Tude for Tumoro” (TTFT) which focuses ...