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

New Year New Start

I wonder if you are one of those people who is feeling like this Christmas has been a time of excess and overindulgence.  This Christmas for me has meant a time of eating sugar (which I don’t do for most of the year!), of indulging in special foods such as smoked salmon and champagne, I…
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January 4, 2016 0

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

Independent in India

While everyone else is shivering in the English climate back home, my Indian adventure is continuing! I am staying on for one more week yaaaay! The main idea behind this was to get some experience in some of the hospitals here because I am training to become a doctor in the UK! When the rest…
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August 26, 2015 0

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