Tag: Challenge

Culture…Shock!

In a week’s time the Chennai Challenge team for 2014 will be in India recovering from jet lag and adjusting to an entirely new culture. I have to admit that I am more than a little excited about this. One of my favourite things about running Chennai Challenge projects is the joy of introducing people…
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July 27, 2014 1

Vocation, Vocation, Vocation…

  On Tuesday, teachers all over the country are going on strike to protect their pensions, work/life balance and pay and conditions. This has, yet again, caused a lot of negative reaction from parents who feel we should not be striking as we have enough pay and far too many holidays. Unfortunately, recent surveys have shown that…
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September 28, 2013 1

Come on….take on the challenge….

I love trying new, different things and challenging myself.  For me going through life without any challenges at all would be pretty boring, right? Going from day to day being able to do every single thing with ease and confidence is just too easy, yes? When we create challenges for ourselves we create excitement, we…
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April 27, 2013 0

Who’s up for a challenge?

There seem to be a lot of challenges around in life at the moment. When I say this I am not thinking of all of the problems of the world, recession  and the like, I am more thinking about things that are offered and advertised as a challenge for our entertainment. Just to think of some of…
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April 6, 2013 0

Anticipation and memories

So we have now got to the start of February after what seems to have been a long hard slog through January. So many people just seem to be finding this time of year bleak and depressing, the days are still short, the weather is cold, windy and wet. The excitement of snow was very…
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February 2, 2013 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…
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January 30, 2012 2

Looking back

Team meber James Shaw has made a wonderful video showing a little glimpse of the work that happened in 2011. Have a look and then tell us what you think!


September 25, 2011 2

India was awesome

Its been just over a week since I arrived back to the U.K and Team B have just landed at Heathrow Airport. India was awesome and I already want to go back next year. I surprisingly miss the food, the people and of course the boys from YMCA Boys Town. As soon as I left the airport with my parents I realised how cold it…
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August 31, 2011 2

Missing Home…

I’ve been back from India for 4 days now and it already feels like too long. The title of this blog sums it up for me, I am missing home. Chennai became my home during my time there and I’m missing everything about it: the weather, the food and the people that became my family.…
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August 28, 2011 1

Yellagiri and other such things

Vannakam! I hope summer in England is not too rainy, and you are all well – although thinking about it London could be on fire currently and we would have no idea, which is slightly surreal. On the subject of rain, last night there was a terrific storm and I woke up to a slightly…
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August 21, 2011 3