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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

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

Missing India and Team 2015

Tomorrow is the start of team 2015 with our first meeting.  I am really excited but slightly nervous at the same time. I have not been on project since 2011, which seems like such a long time ago.  Lots of other amazing things have happened like having a beautiful son, but I have missed India…
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January 23, 2015 0

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

Good inTENTions

Every year when we go to India we try to blog as often as possible, to help let people in the UK know what is going on. Unfortunately we often have a very busy schedule in India and start most blogs with “sorry we haven’t blogged more”. To try and be a bit more consistent…
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August 5, 2013 0