CELEBRATION ISSUE

With 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.

Around the world the number of people living in poverty continues to increase; world climate is becoming more unpredictable, bringing floods to one area and drought to another; health and education services continue to lose precious funds so that Third World Debt repayments can be met and life continues to be a challenge for survival for many around the world.

We may be limited in what we can do as individuals but we can encourage each other by sharing good ideas and networking with similar people around the world.  

Please find below articles from Footsteps issue 40 in html.

To download a pdf version of Footsteps issue 40 click here (1113K).


  • Agricultural information sources

    by Isabel Carter. Back in 1993 the results of a Footsteps readership survey got your Editor thinking… The survey results indicated that readers were using information from Footsteps for all kinds of unexpected purposes: translating into local languages, making posters, literacy training, radio broadcasts – as well as more obvious purposes such as sharing the information through resource centres or libraries. In addition, over the years many readers had written asking for help to produce local ...

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  • Bible study: Communicating clearly

    Communicating clearly Development is all about communication – enabling people to share ideas and good practice, stimulating change and innovation. The book of Acts is about the way the first disciples communicated clearly to those around them.

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  • Editorial

    With 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.

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  • How do you use Footsteps?

    1. Passing on the information  Radio Radio stations such as FEBA in Mozambique, Radio Lumiere in Haiti, HCJB in Equador and HRVC in Honduras use ideas from Footsteps as part of their broadcasts.

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  • Letters

    Sprouting mixed grains In some villages of Tamil Nadu, India, people in traditional communities prepare a nutritious snack for children and adults by sprouting grains. Farmers often take these snacks with them to the field in the morning. Use a mixture of pearl millet, finger millet, and rice grains – preferably traditional varieties. For five people you will need about two handfuls of clean pearl millet seeds with the outer coat removed, a handful of finger millet grains, and a handful of ...

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  • Looking back at our steps

    1985 First issue of Footsteps to Health produced by the Editor, Joy Poppé. 1,000 copies printed and sent to Tearfund partners around the world. A further seven issues edited by Joy before she leaves to work in Nepal.

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  • Resources

    Health on Air by Gordon Adam and Nicky Harford Health on Air is a practical guide to producing health education programmes for radio. It is aimed particularly at radio broadcasters and health educators for use with health projects in Third World countries. Health Unlimited have wide experience in using radio in Afghanistan and Cambodia with other on-going work in Africa and Asia.

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  • Rope and pole displays

    Displays can be very useful to trainers. They can attract attention or provide information for people when the trainer is not present. They can be used during a training session or workshop. Sometimes a blackboard or wall is available for posters. However, if training is outside there may be nowhere to put a display. Here are some useful ideas.

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  • Trusting and using information

    A key part of the research was to examine the sources which farmers use to obtain new ideas in agriculture. A ranking exercise was used. Farmers discussed all the various sources of new ideas and, as long as more than one member agreed, a card was used to indicate this source with a diagram for the benefit of members who could not read. When all sources were named, members were asked to rank in order the five most useful and trusted sources. The results shown here are an average of a ...

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