Tag: WASH in Schools

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).

Education Changes Everything #MenstruationMatters

Every month more than 300 million girls aged between 10-14 may dread the arrival of their period. A lack of adequate guidance, toilet facilities and sanitary materials for girls to manage their menstruation in schools causes girls to experience shame, fear, confusion. They face many challenges attempting to manage their menstruation - insufficient information, lack of social support, ongoing social and hygiene taboos, and a shortage of suitable water, sanitation and waste disposal facilities in schools. So many of these girls just stay home until they finish bleeding. They can miss a week of school every month.

Action on WASH in Daru Schools

In March School leaders and teachers on the island of Daru in Western Province of PNG worked with Live & Learn PNG and Live & Learn Vanuatu to establish Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Committees, and write plans to address sanitation and hygiene issues in their schools. WASH Committees are now functioning in three schools on ...


First Global Hand-washing Day in Daru!

Global Hand-washing Day is only eight years old and already it is celebrated by more than 200 million people around the world. In 2016 Global Hand-washing Day reached the island of Daru, capital of the remote, sparsely populated Western Province of Papua New Guinea. Live & Learn, in partnership with World Vision International, and with ...


School children advocate for hand-washing at town market

The Global Hand washing Day and the World Food Day were both observed on Friday the 14th October 2016 by the Live & Learn team in Kavieng, PNG in partnership with the Maiom Primary School and the Division of Commerce. Students from Maiom Primary School, a pilot school with the Australian government CS WASH funded ...


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 ...


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 - ...


Hygiene Promotion with Educators in Vanuatu

During August the Live & Learn Vanuatu Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing and Innovation Program team conducted hygiene promotion training for teachers, educators, sports club leaders, and curriculum writers. The training provided the opportunity for schools to do detailed planning and budgeting for improved hygiene in schools. Plans were also made on how to address menstrual ...


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 ...