Schools in Papua New Guinea Promote Hand Hygiene for All
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.
No longer a pipe dream
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.
Global Handwashing Day 2020 in West Guadalcanal Schools
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
Schools in Papua New Guinea Take Action on Menstrual Hygiene
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…
Lasting change in Tonga with VSA and Live & Learn
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.
ATEC Wins Ag-Energy Grand Prize
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.
Drawa Wins Global Award for Sustainability
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.
Men and boys advocate for menstruation management in their school
In the space of 12 months, Mr Matia has worked hard to create a supportive environment for girls in the school. The school now sells sanitary pads at the school canteen and emergency pads are available at the school office. The school toilet facilities were repaired and bins are now provided in the toilets for safe disposal of pads.
Responding with Care to Cyclone Harold and COVID-19
Live & Learn Solomon Islands has partnered with Care Australia for COVID-19 awareness and Tropical Cyclone Harold disaster recovery. Managing the two issues in tandem has meant improved sanitation and hygiene practices are being enforced in the areas affected by the cyclone. So far the activities done with Care include the distribution of soap and boxes of hygiene kits to eight communities.