Month: August 2010

Bloggi all over the world

Welcome to our new installment on the Chennai Challenge Blog. Quite excitingly we know we have people reading the blog in America, as Bernard told us. As part of today’s program we visited Esplanade branch of the YMCA, the original branch in Chennai started in 1890 and built with English Steel girders. Anyway, we saw…
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August 9, 2010 0

The day after the storm

It’s day 5 in India (obviously)! Last night we had a lightning storm, by all accounts pretty impressive, a few managed to watch it by braving the stairs of death, however some of us slept through it! It’s been a quiet here today. Started our day with the longest Thought For The Day by Jackie…
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August 8, 2010 0

Serious Face

Back in Joy & Joy internet cafe, and feeling mostly fat and prosperous having eaten a fine meal at a new restaurant. Today has been amazing, with lots of achievements. The team have been successful in putting together a set of activity programmes for when we visit the Boys Town (including games, songs, and craft…
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August 7, 2010 0

Full speed ahead

So after the first day getting everyone used to India, we started to get stuck in on Thursday. After having a real nights sleep we had a top breakfast of poori massala, vadai and boiled eggs at the YMCA to start us off. After a little bit of planning and preparing we once again met…
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August 6, 2010 0


Hiya Folks, So, we’re here, in the sweaty recesses of Joy and Joy internet cafe! That’s right, we’ve arrived in India safely with Team A, and are happy to report that we have been welcomed incredibly generously, and with enthusiasm. Prince and George met us at the airport, and we travelled back to Vepery YMCA…
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August 4, 2010 0

About to go

In around 38 hours time 12 people will be flying to India as part of Chennai Challenge. Since January we have followed a training programme to get everyone ready for the experience.Bags are currently being packed and excitement grows as the time gets closer and closer.Right now I am excited about a whole load of…
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August 1, 2010 0