This is Isaac writing from a very wet Chennai. I was not a part of the project this summer, however I have taken advantage of some of my holiday this year to come to Chennai and visit our partners and friends here. The visit will be strange for me as I won’t be with a team; I will have free time to relax and do things I wouldn’t normally be able to do; and I’m all on my own! I’m very excited about all of this, mostly because I will be able to spend lots of time with our friends at the YMCA and Oasis.
Before arriving in India I organised a couple of meetings to talk about how Chennai Challenge contributes to the overall strategic goals of our partners. It is really important for us to make sure we use the funds that our team members have raised effectively and have a real positive impact, not just in the short term, but in the long term as well. So I am excited to have these conversations, and will keep you all updated on our progress.
As you have probably gathered from the title of this blog entry, Chennai is currently very wet. The rain is falling almost constantly, and although it hasn’t been torrential quite yet I imagine the Boys Town is severely flooded. I will hopefully be visiting them soon and hope that they are safe and dry – or as much as can be.
Well – just a short entry from me to say I have arrived to those of you who wanted to know, and to kick off my visit. I look forward to hearing from you in the comments below, and fingers crossed the rain stops at some point this week!