Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Girls in IndiaOur 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!

Project WET WASH Training

For an online training in our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene module, view the Project WET WASH Training.

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Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

English

  

French

 

Kiswahili

  

Dagbani (Ghana)

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.

English

 

Bolivia: Altiplano

 

Bolivia: Tropical

 

 

Colombia: Pacific Region

 

Perfect for Spanish-speaking areas in the Caribbean!

El Salvador

 

Mexico

 

Peru: Altiplano

 

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.

Portuguese

Healthy Water, Healthy Rio   Healthy Water, Healthy Rio children's activity booklet   Healthy Water, Healthy Rio coloring book

English

Healthy Water, Healthy Rio educators guide  Healthy Water, Healthy Rio children's activity booklet  Healthy Water, Healthy Rio coloring book

Posters

Hand Washing Poster- English

 

Hand Washing Poster - Spanish

 

Global Hand Washing Day Poster

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.

Chichewa alphabet poster

The Water Cycle Poster

Resources

Water and Sanitation in Cities

Where does your water come from when you live in a city? This digital activity booklet created with UN HABITAT helps kids better understand not only where their water comes from but also how it's used and how they can play an active role in stewardship.

Water and Ethics

This "choose-your-own-adventure" style book, created in partnership with UN HABITAT, takes on the topic of water and ethics. You're in charge as you make decisions and take actions related to ethical questions about water use and stewardship.

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