Peace Corp Volunteers design simple water systems in Vanuatu

Two Peace Corp volunteers on Paama Island worked with local teachers at Luvil Primary School to conduct a workshop on water issues.

They met with a group of school children, the local water committee, and members of the community to discuss ways in which the community can improve their water access, water quality, and hygiene practices.

There was a special focus on hand-washing and the community had the chance to build several hand-washing stations or “tippy taps.”

 The bamboo design stood out as the favorite.

It’s simple, sleek, and can be made with all locally sourced materials. They challenged the community to build and use tippy taps at their homes, churches, and schools to encourage hand-washing and help stop the spread of communicable disease.


Tensley Sumbe