Tag: WASH

Big win for Fiji Community-based Sanitation Market

The Fiji Community-based Sanitation Market (CBSM) is an enterprise established to sell toilets and improved sanitation products in informal peri-urban settlements in Suva. The Ministry of Health in Fiji have ordered 150 toilet slabs and riser seats from the CBSM, which will be used to complete toilets that the Ministry of Health is constructing in ...

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 ...

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 ...

WASH a priority for New Ireland Forum

The Live & Learn Kavieng Sanitation Marketing team organised the New Ireland Province WASH Field Day on 22nd September. This was a public event, with displays held by the Kulangit Community-based Sanitation Enterprise and a number of organisations working in in the WASH sector, along with speeches and performances. The vibrant combination of private sector, ...

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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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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 ...

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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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Kulangit CBSE selling more toilets

Kulangit Community-based Sanitation Enterprise in Kavieng, Papua New Guinea, has maintained the momentum from their launch in June and continued to build toilets for the community and invest in the development of their enterprise. In a recent report from Live & Learn in Kavieng, the CBSE reported that they have completed: 2 flush toilets for the ...

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WASH Coordination in Vanuatu

Live & Learn Vanuatu has drafted an overview briefing of government level WASH coordination mechanisms. We have been helped in this by Katie Connolly, who has spent the past six weeks working with the WPSMIP as an intern. Katie is a graduate student at the University of North Carolina, USA. She is currently pursuing her Master ...