Our WASH education work started in 2007 as part of a project with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to reduce the spread of preventable waterborne diseases in Africa. The result was the Healthy Water, Healthy Habits, Healthy People series of WASH education materials, originally designed for countries in East Africa. Developed with local education, water and health experts, the materials have since been adapted to other regions of the world and for more specific locations in Africa.
Most of the WASH education materials listed below are available to download at no cost. Just click the publication to learn more.
Don't see the language or region that you're interested in? We can help you customize your own WASH program for a specific region. Contact us today to find out how!
Education, water and health experts from across eastern Africa contributed to the creation of the original Healthy Water, Healthy Habits, Healthy People educator guide and student activity booklet, designed in conjuction with USAID. Click on the title to download or learn more, or contact us for information on customizing the materials you need.
Latin America and the Caribbean
In 2010, Project WET partnered with UN HABITAT to customize the Healthy Water, Healthy Habits, Healthy People books for five countries in Latin America. Choose the version that most closely represents your region in Latin America, or contact us to learn how to customize something for the country or region you need.
Brazil (Portuguese and English)
Now available free of charge is a three-piece educational module designed to encourage healthy habits that help prevent mosquito-borne viral illnesseses such as dengue fever and the Zika virus. The module includes an activity guide for educators, a coloring book for young children and an activity booklet for students.
Water and Literacy
As part of a larger USAID project to encourage literacy in the southeast African country of Malawi, Project WET created four posters to help Malawian children learn to read the Chichewa and English alphabet, find out where their water comes from and care for their books.