Filtered by: NGO Management <Back to previous page ‘Day 1 affects day 100’by Jean Johnson. According to Don Cormack, the author of Killing Fields, Living Fields, the Protestant Church in Cambodia grew in the 1950s and early 60s to two thousand people... ‘Measure what you treasure' to make the most impact in your regionProgramme Effectiveness Training recently took place at the Tearfund Central American office, covering Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The idea… Accountability in relief work in Kashmir PakistanThe earthquake in Kashmir in 2005 provided an opportunity for Tearfund to develop its understanding and practice of accountability to the people it serves. The earthquake struck the Kashmir region of Pakistan, killing approximately 73,000 people and leaving and estimated 3.3 million homeless. Tearfund set up a programme to supply emergency shelter as well as meet the water and sanitation needs fo the affected communities. EditorialWith this, our fortieth issue, we celebrate ten years of Footsteps. Much has changed in that time concerning the production of Footsteps. However, we have remained true to our original ideals of providing a source of practical encouragement from a Christian perspective to development workers around the world and we thank God for his continued blessing on this work. Improving understandingFootsteps helps to improve my understanding of development work. I have read Footsteps since 1997 when I was studying for my Masters. Since then I have read almost every issue of Footsteps. I have gained more knowledge and read many interesting articles in it. Since joining the Christian Social Service and Development Department of the Myanmar Baptist Convention I have used Footsteps in training, discussions and in some of our own literature. Is there life after the WHS?So right now, having read this title, you may be asking yourself two questions: 1) Was there life before the WHS? and 2) What on earth is the WHS?… Lessons learned in phasing outby Amanda Comish. LettersNetworking I have been receiving your journal for a year; thank you for including me on your mailing list. Readers feedbackby Alice Keen. One of the joys of working on Footsteps is getting to know more about you, the readers. You are involved in so many different aspects of develop­ment work and we love to hear how you are making an impact in your communities. It’s especially encouraging that you take ideas and inspiration from Footsteps and then take action in your local communities. ResourcesOne Week – One Worldwide Prayer There is a time for everything: a time to pray and to worship and to discern what God is saying to our world. Some tips for financial sustainabilityPlanning is important for financial sustainability. Start with your organisation’s vision and aims, and then look to see how that work could be funded. Stay focused on work that uses the skills, experience and knowledge you have within the organisation. Don’t plan your work or change your aims just to get easy funding. Steps in DevelopmentThe Animator needs to understand how people in the community see their problems. Here is a very simple exercise which helps participants to appreciate that we all see and interpret things differently. Strengthening communities for sustainable changeby Vannesa Lovera Hidalgo. The Asociación San Lucas (Saint Luke’s Association) works to develop communities by providing training in planning and negotiation skills, and by encouraging networking with the local government and other organisations. Twenty years of using football to change livesby Rosa Camargo de Bravo. Young people and adolescents from disadvantaged areas of the city of Medellín in Colombia are exposed to many risks. These include enrolment into illegal armed groups, injury, death, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and natural disasters. Why I like reading Footstepsby Luka Kitungano. I have been very interested in Footsteps since 1996 and I have been reading it regularly. My friend received Footsteps and he began to send it to me when he had finished reading it. This meant that I could read it myself and then use it again and again. Working Together: developing team workAll community workers, whether in health, agriculture, education, etc, will constantly be involved in situations where they need to co-operate with other people. This may be with individuals - the village head, a midwife, farmer or religious leader, or with groups, or with co-workers.