Author: Isaac

In which our intrepid adventurer meets and meets again

The rains have abated – hallelujah! This means that I have been wandering around Chennai enjoying a shake in the Fruit Shop on Greams Road, taking photos of the local area and partaking of some DELICIOUS food. It also means that I have been able to get some work done for Chennai Challenge. Yesterday morning…
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November 18, 2015 0

A very wet welcome

Hi all, 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…
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November 15, 2015 3

The end is near…

I can hardly believe it but we are in the last few days of this year’s Chennai Challenge project.  It has been amazing, and we have seen so much to make us excited and happy about the work of the YMCA and Oasis in Chennai.  We have been busy since we last wrote a blog…
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August 17, 2014 2

Culture…Shock!

In a week’s time the Chennai Challenge team for 2014 will be in India recovering from jet lag and adjusting to an entirely new culture. I have to admit that I am more than a little excited about this. One of my favourite things about running Chennai Challenge projects is the joy of introducing people…
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July 27, 2014 1

The First Meeting

Well hello there! I’m currently typing this this on the train home from London after the first team meeting. Chloe and I just had quite a scare as the train was stopped due to no electricity or something. We thought we were never going to get home! The elderly gentleman next to me has told…
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January 25, 2014 0

Christmas is Coming!

Christmas is coming. Or so John Lewis, M&S, Coca-Cola and all other retailers would have us believe.  Now don’t get me wrong – I love Christmas, and I look forward to seeing Santa winking on the back of the big red lorry along with all the other exciting preludes to December 25th.  However it’s the…
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November 10, 2013 1

The name’s Woods…Ambassador Woods

Our Ambassadors scheme is quite a new thing.  We have recently recruited 8 of our previous team members to join us as Chennai Challenge Ambassadors.  You may have read Rachel Winnington’s blog a few weeks ago about her involvement in the scheme and her meeting with Cathy to plan what stuff she’s going to get…
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October 12, 2013 1

Why support Chennai Challenge by Rachel Winnington

It is not a Saturday (our usual blog day) but Rachel Winnington, who came with us to India in 2011 has written a little something for you! There are many ways to support Chennai Challenge, such as praying, donating, fundraising and joining the team to visit India. At the First50 meeting in June, past team…
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September 3, 2013 2

You Only Live Once

The wonderful Kieron Davies has written a blog for us. Read below and enjoy! YOLO, you only live once. This little fad started around the end of 2012 and has only become bigger. Different social groups have taken ‘you only live once’ and interpreted it to mean very different things, some for the better and…
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August 17, 2013 1

Early Days

Chennai Challenge has been running for 6 years now, and although we are not travelling to India this year we have taken 50 volunteers out to Chennai over those 6 years, and seen some wonderful things happen and developments made. Our relationship with Madras YMCA has grown, allowing our team members to see more of the work…
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August 10, 2013 0