JOB SATISFACTION   Leave a comment

One of the great things about working at ATprojects is seeing development taking place before your eyes. It only takes small steps to improve someones life, and often its about developing an appropriate technology and training people in how to use it. Our “Round Loo” is just one of the many produces we at ATprojects have designed and developed and in the Eastern Highlands Province there are more than 6,000 families using these improved VIP toilets. The picture shows what CAN be done!
  

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Posted December 24, 2015 by atprojectsblogs in Water & Sanitation

USING WHAT IS AVAILABLE   Leave a comment

This week the tank that holds the hot water in one of our wood fired hot water systems developed a few holes and had to be replaced. The only things we had available were 2 old gas cylinders, and with a bit of welding and a few pipes a new hot water tank came to life! 
 

Posted December 24, 2015 by atprojectsblogs in ATprojects Centre

FIBREGLASS PRODUCTION   Leave a comment

With the increasing demand for our range of appropriate rural toilets the fibreglass section of our production workshop is kept very busy making moulds and waste storage bins. We are very lucky to have two very experienced staff working in this section and it seems that no job is too big for them to handle  

Posted December 18, 2015 by atprojectsblogs in ATprojects Centre

LOW-COST MEDICAL WASTE INCINERATORS   Leave a comment

At the moment we are busy producing our low-cost medical waste incinerator for a number of clients around Papua New Guinea. This low-cost alternative to the very high-cost imported models is in great demand. Our incinerator which does not require electricity to operate is an appropriate option for rural health facilities. For mor information contact ATprojects at steve@atprojects-png.org 

  

Posted December 17, 2015 by atprojectsblogs in ATprojects Centre

24 COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS GRADUATE   Leave a comment

On Wednesday 9th November 24 community volunteers received certificates of participation in water and sanitation projects in Labur and Buruesuben (Rabahen) Elementary and Kurumut Primary Schools all in the New Ireland Province. The community volunteers learnt a range of basic water and sanitation skills, including making “ATloo” sit-down toilets and installing 9,000lts water tanks. The community volunteers were made up of 12 young females and 12 young males. This training is part of a project implemented by one of ATprojects WASH teams with funding and support from Nautilus Minerals.  

Posted December 14, 2015 by atprojectsblogs in Water & Sanitation

TOILET OPENING IN NIP   Leave a comment

On Wednesday this week Kurumut Primary School on the West Coast of New Ireland Province held a joint grade 8 graduation and opening of their new toilets and water supply. The WASH project at the school was implemented by one of ATprojects WASH teams with funding and support from the Nautilus Minerals. This school is one of 29 schools that will benefit from this Nautilus Minerals. To date 11 schools have benefitted from this program an are enjoying the improved water and sanitation facilities. 
  

Posted December 12, 2015 by atprojectsblogs in Water & Sanitation

LIGHTING UP THE BRIDGE   Leave a comment

The 16m all wooden bridge at the ATcentre now has 3 solar lighting units that light up the bridge every night. The covered bridge demonstrates what can be done at low cost with good design and the use of local materials.    
 

Posted December 3, 2015 by atprojectsblogs in ATprojects Centre