Month: August 2015

Independent in India

While everyone else is shivering in the English climate back home, my Indian adventure is continuing! I am staying on for one more week yaaaay! The main idea behind this was to get some experience in some of the hospitals here because I am training to become a doctor in the UK! When the rest…
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August 26, 2015 0

Returning to England

Decided to make the most of our long nine hour flight by writing out the blog of our final day in beautiful India.We had our final breakfast together at the YMCA yesterday morning, packed the remainder of our belongings and had a brief catchup with Matt from Oasis for the last time this year. We…
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August 20, 2015 1

Social Media & Milkshakes

Hello again! Unfortunately I haven’t blogged as much as I would have liked to, but the blogs that have been written by the other team members are brilliant and have depicted the work we have been doing fantastically.  We had an early start again which was tiring for some team members, as we got into…
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August 18, 2015 0

Nearing the end…

You can tell we are nearing the end of the project, when we are putting the finishing touches to the boys gift bags, leading our final session at boys town and being taken out to dinner by Madras YMCA Board of Trustees.  That was our day yesterday.  We spent the morning, buying some more items…
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August 18, 2015 0

Oasis, Independence and Presents

Sorry that we have not posted for a few days.  We are nearing the end of the trip and so the team are all a bit busy and quite tired.  The last few days have been pretty full on. On Friday we had our first trip to Fort school this year. I was so pleased…
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August 16, 2015 1

Early Early Early…

So today we started the day at 5.45am ready to get an Auto to Basin Bridge to do Football training with around 70 slum children there. This project is run by Oasis and I personally really enjoy taking part in it even though I have absolutely zero talent in the football department!!  You really get…
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August 13, 2015 0

Concentration and Elephants in Pudicherry

Today was the day of our only day off during the project.  we had already decided that we wanted to do something different this year, something that had never been done before on a Chennai Challenge trip…so we went to Pudicherry (that’s the new name for Pondicherry!) Our day started with a rather long bus…
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August 11, 2015 2

Yellagiri, Yellagiri, Yellagiri

So many times I have heard the word Yellagiri, seen pictures of the bus and the YMCA activity camp but nothing could have prepared me for this weekend; it was such a change to what I had acclimatized to in Chennai, the hills the cool breeze the whole area changed dramatically; the journey was so…
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August 10, 2015 0

Changing communities in Chennai

Hello lovely people back home or wherever you are reading this from! Another fantastic, jam-packed day here in Chennai. This morning we went shopping again to get the last few bits and bobs for our trip to Yellagiri tomorrow morning for four days! (This will mean that we wont have a blog during that time..)…
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August 6, 2015 1

Shopping, Squashing and Falooda

Suzanne here checking on day 3. All busy, busy, busy as we continue to plough on with preparing for Yellegiri which is ‘literally in a minute’. So to start the day we had usual breakfast at the YMCA, some of the team members feeling a little ropey – possibly from the change in diet. We…
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August 5, 2015 0