Tag: WPSMIP

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 ...

Toilet construction training in Kimbe, PNG

Two youth members of the Dagi Community-based Sanitation Enterprise expressed gratitude for the skills and new innovative ideas they learned during the recent toilet construction training with Dagi Community Sanitation Enterprise in Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. At the end of the training Greg Aisim said: “We’re now empowered with new skills and technical know-how. We ...

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 ...

“Wipe” wins Hygiene competition in Fiji

Over the Christmas and new year period the Live & Learn team worked with the Fiji Community-based Sanitation Market to hold a hygiene promotion competition. Prizes included various hygiene products, and the construction of a new toilet. The theme was "Be Safe, Bad Bugs Kill!" First prize was awarded to the poster called "Wipe" by Asera ...

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 ...

“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 ...

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World Toilet Day & Community Sanitation Enterprise in the South Pacific

World Toilet Day was marked during the week of 18 November by the Community-based Sanitation Enterprises working with Live & Learn in the Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing & Innovation Program. In Kavieng, PNG, Kulangait Sanitation Enterprise and students from the project partner primary school promoted the importance of having a toilet at home in the local ...