Author: Rob

Day 6: Busy, Busy Bees

Day 6 – by Ewan and Lauren So that we can cover a number of areas and make a bigger impact in Chennai, we will be spending some parts of the trip split into two separate groups and then be doing different sessions in different places. Team A consists of Tamsin, Becky, Rachel and Ewan,…
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August 17, 2016 0

Day 5: Independence Day

Day 5: Independence Day A day of independence for India and a day of being the guests of honour for the Chennai Challenge team. In the morning we split into 3 groups- this is so the team could attend as many YMCAs as we could; celebrating this important day with them. I was in a…
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August 17, 2016 1

Becky Blogs on the third day

The third day in India After a really busy few days we had a weekend planned for planning and shopping for resources. We started by having a group meeting to discuss where the money that we had raised was going to be spent. The community centres and the school we had visiting previously have all…
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August 14, 2016 0

Day 2: another busy and exciting day!

We were all very pleased to have had a well-deserved, long sleep after the couple of hours we got the night before, so were feeling much more refreshed to begin the day. As a group we met for breakfast in the hostel at 8.30, trying what they had on offer at the buffet-style breakfast –…
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August 13, 2016 0

This is just the beginning

 brief report of the first day in India. We had a trouble free and smooth journey from Heathrow, we were met at Chennai Airport by Isaac, and arrived at our accommodation at 5.30 in the morning on Thursday. After a brief rest, and far too little sleep, we started with our team meeting before venturing…
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August 13, 2016 1

2014 Overview

The 2014 team have now all returned to the UK, and so now is a good time to just recap on the projects that we have supported this year, and a little bit of the impact we have had. In order to get a visual idea of this project, Tamsin has made this short video: YMCA…
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August 23, 2014 0

Jumping out of aeroplanes

Alas, one finally has internet. I have been planning to write a new post just before I go to India for a while now, but that happens to be difficult when the wifi at home is broken and I have ran out of 3G. Darn. ANYHOW. Here I am. The last few weeks have been…
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August 1, 2014 0

Jet packing to stafford

Travelling home from a fantastic team building and planning session at the Indian YMCA in London, we’ve all had a brilliant time in the company of the rest of the team – there’s been lots of laughter and fun playing games, singing songs and practicing craft and activities as well as informative and thought provoking…
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July 13, 2014 0


On Friday it was the celebration of American Independence. Well in the USA it was anyway. It’s not really a celebration that is very popular outside of the USA. However there are many other countries which do celebrate independence at some point throughout the year. It is a sign that independence is important to us,…
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July 5, 2014 0

The votes are in..

Elections give people the opportunity to elect their leaders. We should be able to look at the range of parties and make an informed decision as to which most closely matches our own views, and elect leaders who we trust to make choices on our behalf. However judging from the 34.2% turnout in the recent European…
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June 7, 2014 0