Tag: WPSMIP

WASH Education for Tomorrow’s Teachers in Vanuatu

Live & Learn in Vanuatu has worked with school administrators, teachers, parents and students to establish WASH Committees and WASH Clubs in nine schools in Port Vila. Additionally, LLV has partnered with the Ministry of Education to integrate WASH into the existing national school health curriculum, and trained 60 student teachers through a partnership with ...

Growing Demand for Sanitation Marketing in Fiji

The Community Based Sanitation Market (CBSM) in Suva, Fiji, recently received approval for the renewal of its business license from the Provincial Administrator for Rewa Province. This not only signifies another year in business for the CBSM but it was also an opportunity for the CBSM to share recent developments with the government office responsible ...

Confident to sell toilets after media training

Seven women living in the informal settlements outside Suva were participants in a recent refresher media training facilitated by Live & Learn Fiji.  The women are Community Sanitation Marketing Officers for the Community Based Sanitation Market (CBSM) a partnership business that was established with the goal of providing affordable and appropriate sanitation solutions to informal ...

Pressing for Progress – International Women’s Day 2018

Empowering women to participate fully in all aspects of life is essential to build stronger economies and improve the quality of life for families and communities. Live & Learn aims to promote equality between women and men in all aspects of economic, social and political life. We also believe that when it comes to women ...

Interview with WASH mentor teacher in Solomon Islands

Barbara, the mentor teacher for water, sanitation and hygiene at a partner school in Solomon Islands shares the success of the installation of a group hand-washing facility in the school. She also talks about successes of the student WASH Club members, and the changes in hygiene practice by students in the school. See her story ...

WASH Champs at the PNG Games

The Papua New Guinea Games is a biannual sporting event that brings together over 12,000 athletes in 22 provincial teams to compete in events that help identify new sporting talent in PNG. In November 2017 the PNG Games were held in Kimbe, West New Britain Province. Live & Learn Environmental Education and the two sanitation ...

Toilets made from natural materials in New Ireland

Toilets built from components purchased from hardware shops can be very expensive for families to purchase. TopWan community-based sanitation enterprise in Kavieng, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, used one of their construction training sessions to develop Ventilated Improved Pit Toilet components that use local natural materials. Bamboo is woven together to make a toilet building, ...

Anik’s Story: Inclusive Sanitation in Vanuatu

Globally, one in seven people have a disability. Disability and poverty are often linked as people living in poverty have a higher chance of acquiring a disability due to lack of medical care, poor nutrition, violence, unsafe housing, and getting injured at work. Twenty-two per cent of the world’s poorest people have a disability. In addition, people ...

“Clean Hands, Good Toilet, Happy Family” Health Promotion Guidelines and Tools

Influencing health behaviour change 
seems like it should be simple. But each of us is a mixture of conscious and unconscious motivations, cultural preferences and habits. Logical reasons for choosing healthy habits don’t always effectively reach our unconscious desires or habits. Live & Learn has published the “Clean Hands, Good Toilet, Happy Family” Health Promotion ...

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 ...