Stories

Emjay smiling and holding a reusable menstrual pad

Menstrual Health Day – It’s Time For Action

28 May 2021

The theme for Menstrual Heath Day 2021 is It’s Time for Action. Nobody understands this more than Mary Elizabeth Ramosaea.

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A group of women who participated in the Live & Learn workshop pose together on the grass

COVID-19 provides new opportunities for women in rural PNG

5 March 2021

Live & Learn is sharing stories of female empowerment under the International Women’s Day theme of #ChooseToChallenge.

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Live & Learn staff stand in front of banner that says Global Handwashing Day

Schools in Papua New Guinea Promote Hand Hygiene for All

23 November 2020

In Papua New Guinea Global Handwashing Day (15th October) 2020 was celebrated through a series of activities at a host school in Kavieng. The day started with a parade through Kavieng Town accompanied by a police escort.

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Emiline - First female plumbing graduate in Tonga

No longer a pipe dream

19 November 2020

Emeline is one of four apprentice students working with Live & Learn Tonga on the Australian government funded Tonga Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Recovery and Resilience project. As part of World Toilet Day 2020, Live & Learn applauds Emeline and her progress and professional development. Flood, drought and rising sea levels threaten sanitation systems Everyone must have sustainable sanitation that can withstand climate change and keep communities healthy and functioning.

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Children next to posters about using toilets

Global Handwashing Day 2020 in West Guadalcanal Schools

22 October 2020

Global Handwashing day 2020 was celebrated by students and staff in in 8 partner schools in West Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands. Because of COVID-19 safety practices, the activities were designed to reduces the overcrowding of students. Each school set up 5 different information stations that students visited in small groups

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Live & Learn PNG staff at menstrual hygiene promotion activities

Schools in Papua New Guinea Take Action on Menstrual Hygiene

6 August 2020

COVID-19 has brought attention to many of the issues that women and girls face managing their periods around the world. This includes affordability and accessibility of menstrual hygiene products, highlighting that periods don’t stop for…

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VSA volunteer Joanna with Live & Learn Tonga

Lasting change in Tonga with VSA and Live & Learn

6 August 2020

Live & Learn Environmental Education has partnered with New Zealand organisaion Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) to expand its work improving infrastructure, education, and climate resilience in pacific communities. 

VSA volunteer Joanna Lentfer has spent eight months helping Live & Learn establish its Tonga office.

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Gas from bio-digester in kitchen in Cambodia

ATEC Wins Ag-Energy Grand Prize

3 August 2020

ATEC Bio-digesters have been declared the winners of the Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (EDGE) Ag-Energy Prize. ATEC was awarded the Ag-Energy prize for their innovative process of turning farming waste (animal manure & green waste) into free biogas for clean cooking and organic fertiliser for better crops and healthier soil.

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View of Drawa block forest in Fiji

Drawa Wins Global Award for Sustainability

3 August 2020

For its efforts in sustainability and conservation, the Drawa Block Forest Communities Cooperative has received an Energy Globe Award for Fiji. With more than 180 participating countries, the Energy Globe Award a prestigious environmental award given annually to projects saving our environment.

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