Tag: vanuatu

Live and Learn supports Ambae Island Volcano evacuees

A volcanic eruption has forced people to evacuate Ambae Island in Vanuatu. At least 6,000 have been moved from their homes due to dangerous volcanic ash falling on their island. About 10,000 people live on the island, and those in the north and south are most vulnerable. Currently the evacuees are in temporary camps on ...

Hygiene is as important as ABC

The Live & Learn Vanuatu hosted a Curriculum Review Meeting with 16 Curriculum Writers, three National Curriculum Coordinators for Junior and Secondary, the Principal Education Officer and two consultants. Discussion addressed approaches on hygiene education and integration of the hygiene resources developed by Live & Learn into the exisiting primary school curriculum. Live & Learn ...

Menstruation hygiene kits provided to Vanuatu schools

School management and teachers from six schools in Port Vila, Vanuatu, came together for a two day induction workshop to establish their Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) in Schools programs. They also participated in a special focus program on Menstrual Hygiene Management, which included the Acting Director of Education in Vanuatu, the National Director of the Primary School Program, the Deputy Principal Education Officer for Shefa Province and the Natinoal Early Childhood Education Coordinator (pictured above).

Portable toilet used in cyclone response

TopWan community based saniation enterprise have supported families in Teouma Valley, Vanuatu, with an improved toilet and hand-washing facility after they were displaced when Tropical Cyclone Donna damaged their homes. The families are currently sleeping in the community kindergarten building while they rebuild their homes. They were forced to use the bush as a temporary place ...

Constructing Portable Toilets in Vanuatu

  Six staff from the two Sanitation Enterprises in Port Vila, Vanuatu, recently improved their construction knowledge by participating in training to build their own tool boxes and portable toilet’s for people living with disabilities and children. The training was facilitated by Matt King, a volunteer through Engineers Without Borders who is providing technical mentoring ...

Hygiene training for sanitation enterprises in Vanuatu

Staff from the two sanitation enterprises in Vanuatu recently participated in hygiene education sessions to build their understanding of the health benefits of good sanitation and washing hands with soap. The SAMAPETA and Tuburah community-based sanitation enterprise staff participated in hygiene education activities based on Live & Learn’s Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) resources, ...

Vanuatu toilets are the TopWan!

Today is a big day for two sanitation enterprises in Blacksand and Erakor Half Road because it is the launch of the TopWan Sanitation brand in Port Vila. TopWan branded toilet and sanitation products are produced, installed and sold by by Tuburah Sanitation Enterprise, and by SAMAPETA Sanitation Enterprise. To celebrate the launch, a special ...

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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Talking about women and sanitation

Vulnerability to violence can have a significant impact on people’s access to adequate water, sanitation and hygiene. In both urban and rural contexts, girls and women frequently face harassment when they have to go to the toilet in the open. They may delay drinking and eating in order to wait until nightfall to relieve themselves ...