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AUTO!

Faster than a speeding…well, not bullet, that’s for sure.  Faster than a speeding walker might be more accurate.  And definitely louder!  The auto rickshaws of Chennai have always been a source of much enjoyment for us.  In some places they have the name ‘tuc tuc’, but in Chennai ‘auto’ serves as an adequate description. I…
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March 8, 2011 0

The Simpler Side of Life

It is amazing to sometimes stop and consider what you actually need. I come to this ground breaking realisation shortly after making the point accidently whilst talking to a Rotary club about Chennai Challenge.  Having the opportunity to talk to Brewood and district Rotary Club about who we are and what we do was great,…
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March 4, 2011 0

I Challenge you to sort out…INJECTIONS, FUNDRAISING, TWITTER, BLOGGING

Well, what a weekend!  This weekend was the first weekend training meeting for team 2011 and it was FULL ON.  A jam packed schedule started at 11am on Saturday as the team arrived to the Indian YMCA in London.  A little taste of India smack bang in the centre of London town!  One of the…
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February 28, 2011 0

London, Baby!

This weekend coming is the first full weekend meeting for Chennai Challenge team 2011 and I, for one, can’t wait.  Our friend from Chennai, Mr Jeeva Kumar, is now a Secretary at the YMCA Indian Student Hostel, and has organised for us to stay there as a team from Saturday to Sunday.  As the name…
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February 21, 2011 0

Back Home, Illness and Video’s

So it has now been two days since we got back to england, one and abit of which i (and most of team B) have felt totally Ill, if your of the praying kind, this would be a great help, i personally spent 13 hours in bed solid without eating a thing however i am…
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September 2, 2010 0

Eat, eat and eat again…

I write this blog in my bedroom in Peckham, for we have returned now to the UK and have almost finished Chennai Challenge 2010. I say almost because we will be meeting to debrief the team in a couple of weeks, summing up, evaluating and tying up loose ends of this years project. As well…
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September 1, 2010 0

It’s a love thing…..!

It’s a while since I managed to blog, so I barely know how to begin! So much has happened over the past few days and it has been a humbling experience, which has made me go through every emotion! Myself, Isaac, (Y)emma, Rachel, Barney and Ross have done some sessions in one of the slums,…
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August 29, 2010 0

Praise and fish

We have had a manic few days, leaving us short on time, however now filled with food, we are back! So where do we start… …After our two days holiday we were straight back into the hard work. On the Sunday evening we had a ‘get to gether’ as the YMCA liked to call it!…
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August 29, 2010 0

Kottivakkum Cinema

Hello England (and the rest of the world!) An update of what we have been doing over the last couple of days. Friday was the last time at Oasis programmes for this year (I hate it when we have to talk about lasts…). A small group of us went to tailoring (arranging our own auto…
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August 29, 2010 0

About Wednesday or Thursday

So, there is much that has not yet been told, and the time has come for all the good that is happening to be revealed to our waiting public! What with many of the boys being sent away from the Boys Town due to flooding, our plans have been somewhat scuppered. However, there are rumblings…
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August 27, 2010 0