COWASH IV, beyond WASH infrastructure, is committed to empowering rural Ethiopian communities with the knowledge and practices to improve hygiene and sanitation. To achieve this, COWASH IV has developed educational materials including videos, audio messages, and posters – in three local languages: Amharic, Afan Oromo, and Sidamu Afoo.

These materials focus on three key areas:

🔹 Improved household latrines

🔹 Proper handwashing techniques

🔹 Safe water handling and treatment

To maximize reach, COWASH IV is collaborating with regional partners to broadcast these messages through radio and TV channels. Additionally, posters, audio clips, and videos are being distributed to schools, health centers, and community leaders for further dissemination.

By equipping communities with the tools and knowledge they need, COWASH IV is fostering a culture of hygiene and sanitation that will have a lasting impact for generations to come.