Author: Isaac

India Time

Today we experienced that wonderful thing India Time.  Yesterday I planned for us to be able to visit Fort School and see the work that they do there.  It is an important time in the project as the team get to look around a school that provides an amazing education for underprivileged children from the…
Read more

August 9, 2012 0

Hannah’s weekend

A blog post from Hannah.  The new team will soon be able to blog from their own accounts, but for now I’m copying and pasting from emails – enjoy! “I said I was accident prone but no-one believed me until this weekend.  Amongst all the fun, the learning tamil- most of which I have forgotten…
Read more

March 5, 2012 1


A post from Kate Webber one of our 2012 team members following a long training weekend: I’m currently on my way home from London having had a great training weekend with the Chennai Challenge team for 2012. I don’t quite know how it started but we got to talking about broccoli, I think I might…
Read more

February 27, 2012 3


So this is really a mini post. I like curry. Do you like curry?  Very soon there will be curry recipes provided by the lovely Cathy on this very blog – that’s right – we’re stretching our wings a little.  One of the great things about visiting India is being able to partake of the…
Read more

February 8, 2012 8

Sorting the wheat from the chaff

So, today I am mostly sifting through the reams and reams of photos that Chennai Challenge teams of the past have taken.  I cannot even begin to guess how many thousands of photos this means in practice.  That’s 10 people’s photos, from a 3 week trip to India, for every year since 2005.  Let me…
Read more

February 6, 2012 0

Hannah’s first Blog

Hi all, Hannah gets a gold star – she is the first team member from the 2012 team to make her blog debut.  Enjoy the thoughts of Hannah McIntyre: “The first team meeting made it real! Real how deep the poverty is there but also real how I am going to help. I am so…
Read more

January 30, 2012 2

What’s the point?

Well, it’s the beginning of the year and very nearly the beginning of a new project for us here at Chennai Challenge.  We have been thinking quite a lot about the future of the charity and the possibilities that await us in 2012 and beyond.  This has also led to me thinking about the point…
Read more

January 11, 2012 1

A time to blog…

This year I started two blogs in India that I didn’t have time to finish.  They ended up sitting in the drafts folder, unloved and unread.  Neither of them had very much to say, or at least I hadn’t said very much by the time they were abandoned. It’s a funny thing isn’t it?  Blogging. …
Read more

September 6, 2011 1

In which we meet an old familiar face…

Well, I was suppose to be uploading a rather long blog that Rob wrote on the laptop onto the website.  Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a working USB port on this computer, so that will have to wait! His blog was all about the day he spent waiting to buy things for Boys Town.…
Read more

August 28, 2011 3

Just a quick one

Hi all – this is just a quick blog to say that Team B have arrived and are safe and happy. The thought for the day this morning was about their first time experiences so you might notice on twitter that #firsttimes is being used by many! We have had a couple of brilliant days…
Read more

August 14, 2011 1