Author: Emma

Born to be a leader….

Leadership – this month has seen global changes in leadership; a new pope, a new archbishop of Canterbury and not to be left behind, we at Chennai Challenge are developing our leadership and management structure.  This got me thinking about the phrase commonly heard, ‘born to be a leader.’   Some people believe that leaders are…
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March 23, 2013 2

Making a difference

4th Saturday means my time to blog! Unfortunately this also means there will be no recipes or baby related talk just a small insight into my thoughts…..I know scary! So here goes…. MAKING A DIFFERENCE – A thought for the week ahead…. When encouraging people to join a Chennai Challenge project, we often use the phrase…
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February 23, 2013 2

Discos – love or hate?

Discos are like Marmite, you either love them or hate them. Growing up, I always hated attending parties as it was customary to dance and anyone who knows me knows I don’t like dancing.  Yet surprisingly I am now the one up leading the dancing at every school disco we have! Unfortunately I have also been to many…
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January 26, 2013 6

Gingerbread – the gift of giving!

Now if there is one thing I love, except for coffee, it is gingerbread!  During Christmas, I especially enjoy buying the gingerbread coffees and this year, Costa’s amazing gingerbread muffin. Interestingly, gingerbread has been the one item to remind me that the great joy of Christmas is not only the wonder of nativity, but the…
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December 21, 2012 0

YMCA Projects 2012

Take a look at the YMCA projrcts and work we completed this summer.


August 22, 2012 0

OASIS PROJECTS 2012

Take a look at the work we got up to with Oasis India on this years project in Chennai.  


August 22, 2012 0

Yelagiri 2012

Take a look at what we got up to on our Activity holiday with the boys from Kottivakkum Boys Town in Yelagiri Hills.


August 20, 2012 1

The final two days! :)

So we are now sitting on the M25, in slight traffic with no beeping horns, lane structure and quiet! It feels very strange! Our last few days in Chennai have been so busy – sorry for the lack of social networking activity. Thursday was again an Oasis day – the teams delivered their last English…
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August 18, 2012 0

WHAT? 5 More days?

Finally 13 days after this years’ trip began, I am sitting down writing my first blog. There are many reasons for this; one going straight to Yellagiri the day after we arrived and two being ill for the first time in India (well in a couple of years – typical). What have we been up…
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August 15, 2012 1

Ashleigh’s first blog!!

Hi all! This is my first blog, I don’t know why but I have been quite anxious about writing this as I have never written one before! I can’t believe how real it now all seems! I am actually going to India for an AMAZING cause with an amazing team (who I have got to…
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May 7, 2012 1