Author: Chennai Challenge Admin

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

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

Thankfulness

At last, we are here in India. I can literally not put into words just how excited I am to be back here. India is literally my favourite place on earth and I am just so happy to finally be back again. We started our day with my Thought for the Day where I decided…
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August 4, 2015 0

Random acts of kindness…

Today has been busy… At 7am Rob, Sarah, Chloe, Steven and Frances set off to go to Kanchipuram, a local temple town, to see the temple’s and be blessed by an elephant. The rest of us had breakfast at 8.30am and began our day as usual. Ran a few errands and prepared to go and…
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August 17, 2014 0

Right time, wrong place…

Having already written this post once, and having lost it whilst uploading the ice cream picture, here is a shorter version of what might have been, in this place itself, previously. We had breakfast together then Team meeting. The Thought For the Day this morning was from Suzanne and allowed us to ponder on poverty,…
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August 4, 2014 0

Vanakkam from Joy & Joy!

After having dinner at the Doveton Cafe and spilling curry down ANOTHER SHIRT, I am blogging in a squashed up internet cafe with Tamsin, Mary and Sarah (who are on the other side of the room which is abit pants). We also have free wifi at the YMCA we’re staying at, but I felt that…
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August 3, 2014 1

From paper giraffes to paper planes…!

Vanakam! Sarah and Mary (Sar and Mar) here, sitting in “Joy and Joy internet cafe”. We’ve just had a yummy dinner at Doveton Cafe – well deserved we think after a busy day! The first challenge this morning was Isaac’s “Thought of the Day” – to construct an animal – a giraffe no less! –…
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August 3, 2014 0

A Trip Down Memory Lane

I feel a bit too young to be saying that but I must say that is what it feels like considering that it was a over a year ago that I first met everyone and that it’s been nearly 6 months since we went out to India. I’ve been meaning to write a blog for…
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February 23, 2013 1