Ensure access to MHM products for all

Access to menstrual products in Solomon Islands

May 28 is international Menstrual Hygiene Day. Adolescent girls and women throughout the world face many challenges in managing their menstruation effectively and with dignity.  A recently completed baseline report discussed menstrual hygiene management with women in Solomon Islands, with 63% of women saying they often don’t have enough money to purchase sanitary pads.

Community members in forest launching fire management plan

Release of Via River Catchment Fire Management Plan, PNG

On 20 April 2019 Live and Learn Environmental Education released the Via River Catchment Fire Management Plan, which identifies strategies to reduce the impact of wildfires on biodiversity and community resources in Central West New Britain, Papua New Guinea. The strategies will be adapted and used throughout PNG to address the threat of wildfires that are being exacerbated by climate change. 

Schneider Electric Engineers visit L&L PNG staff

Schneider Electric Foundation engineers visit New Ireland Province, PNG

During February 2019 Lee Barrett & Angus McPherson from Schneider Electric visited New Ireland, PNG, to assist our local Live & Learn team in establishing the ‘New Ireland Access to Energy Program’. The Schneider Foundation / Live & Learn partnership will deliver low maintenance energy systems to schools and health facilities, improving the lives of marginalised groups in rural
 New Ireland Province

LLEE Vanuatu staff in film studio at Western Sydney University

Film partnership with Western Sydney University

Glarinda Andre from Live & Learn Vanuatu joined with students, faculty and film-makers from the Western Sydney University School of Humanities and Communications Arts for the debut screening of two short films made by students at the university Documentary Media Day.

President of P&O Cruises and Live & Learn Vanuatu representative at the launch

Carnival Cruises and P&O Cruises partnership to improve WASH in Schools

Carnival Cruises and P&O Cruises has announced a partnership with Live & Learn Environmental Education to deliver Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in schools to improving both health and education in Vanuatu.

Flowering plant identified in biodiversity assessment of protected forest in Vanuatu

Biodiversity Toolkit for Community Conservation in Vanuatu

Live & Learn Vanuatu is implementing a new project with support from Conservation International Foundation to protect biodiversity in Vanuatu. The project will strengthen local community governance capacity to manage threatened species within the key biodiversity areas of Santo Mountains, Gaua and Malekula in Vanuatu.

Construction of cement toilet slab in PNG

Extending Sanitation Marketing to Fatmilak Village in PNG

Live & Learn PNG in Kavieng, New Ireland Province, have extended the reach of Sanitation Marketing to more communities, with activities commencing in Fatmilak Village in Tikana Local Level Government area. Using the sanitation marketing model established through the Australian government Civil Society Organisation, Live & Learn PNG have helped set up the management of a Community-Based Sanitation Enterprise in Fatmilak Village and trained community youth on toilet construction and environmental protection.

Water for Women project in Solomon Islands team photo

WASH project to benefit women in Solomon Islands

Live & Learn has commenced a new water, sanitation and hygiene program in Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands. The project is: “New Times, New Targets: Supporting Solomon Islands government WASH transition and resilient WASH for all.”

Local development will lead to change that lasts - ACFID article

Localising development efforts will lead to change that lasts

As part of a series on ACFID Quality Principles, CEO of Live & Learn, and ACFID board member, Christian Nielsen, talked to ACFID about the power of localizing development efforts….and why he cringes when Pacific Island states are referred to as “failing states.”