Young people

Footsteps 109 - Youth

Footsteps 109 celebrates the energy and creativity of young people and discusses how to provide the support they need to flourish.


Previous Footsteps 

Visit to download a free copy, or contact us to order paper copies in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish. 

Advocacy toolkit

Tearfund’s Advocacy toolkit is an excellent guide to the theory and practice of advocacy. The book can be downloaded free of charge from Included online is information about how to use the internet and mobile phones in advocacy, plus PowerPoint® presentations for training sessions.

Contact us to order a paper copy. Available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. 

Children in a digital world

State of the world’s children report 2017, Unicef

A comprehensive look at the different ways technology is affecting children and youth in today’s digital age. Download the report free of charge from  

Live Justly

Edited by Jason Fileta

Live Justly is a series of in-depth scriptural and practical studies covering six key areas: advocacy, prayer, consumption, generosity, creation care and relationships. The global edition was published in 2017 by Micah Challenge USA and Tearfund.

Buy hard copies or download free of charge from Alternatively, contact us by post or email to order a copy.

Thare machi education

TME’s aim is to make basic life-saving health information accessible to the world’s poorest people in their own languages. Currently 56 languages are represented. Resources include educational DVDs and online lessons on all aspects of health, including many topics of interest to young people. Visit to find out more. The website is available in English, French and Spanish.

Alternatively, send an email to or write to PO Box 4040, Leamington Spa, CV32 5YJ, UK.

Useful websites

Available in English unless otherwise stated.
The purpose of this site is to help people understand the different themes in sport and development, and connect with others involved in similar work. Search ‘toolkit’ to find practical information, ideas and advice on the implementation of sport for development projects. Available in English and French.
Stop the traffik is working to inform, equip and mobilise communities to know what human trafficking is, and how to respond appropriately if they see it.
This movement building guide is for people who are passionate about bringing an end to poverty and environmental degradation. Written with young people in mind, it includes information on why and how to build a successful advocacy movement. Available in English and French.
Unicef works across the world to save the lives of children and young people, defend their rights and help them fulfil their potential. Search ‘youth’ to find many interesting articles. Available in multiple languages.

Book review

Setting up community health and development programmes in low and middle income settings 

Fourth Edition. Edited by Ted Lankester and Nathan J Grills 

‘This book contains all a health worker needs to know when setting up a community health programme in a rural or urban setting. I strongly recommend this book and congratulate the authors.’ Professor David Morley 

Across the world, millions of people do not have access to adequate health care. As a result, children and adults suffer from illnesses that could be prevented or treated, if they knew what to do. 

This book provides clear and practical advice on how to start, develop and maintain health care programmes in poor areas of the world. It places the community at the centre, focusing on how people can work together to identify and solve their own problems. It also discusses how communities can work effectively with existing health providers to improve local services. 

This fourth edition of the book includes chapters on disability and mental health. There is also a chapter on helping communities manage disaster risk. 

The book is published by Oxford University Press in association with Arukah Network for Global Community Health ( Visit to buy or download the book. Or write to Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA.