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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

Why support Chennai Challenge by Rachel Winnington

It is not a Saturday (our usual blog day) but Rachel Winnington, who came with us to India in 2011 has written a little something for you! There are many ways to support Chennai Challenge, such as praying, donating, fundraising and joining the team to visit India. At the First50 meeting in June, past team…
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September 3, 2013 2

You Only Live Once

The wonderful Kieron Davies has written a blog for us. Read below and enjoy! YOLO, you only live once. This little fad started around the end of 2012 and has only become bigger. Different social groups have taken ‘you only live once’ and interpreted it to mean very different things, some for the better and…
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August 17, 2013 1

Early Days

Chennai Challenge has been running for 6 years now, and although we are not travelling to India this year we have taken 50 volunteers out to Chennai over those 6 years, and seen some wonderful things happen and developments made. Our relationship with Madras YMCA has grown, allowing our team members to see more of the work…
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August 10, 2013 0

News

OK, so it’s my turn to write an entry for the blog. Over the last few months we have been talking a lot about the future of the charity and how we want to approach the next 5 years. But we haven’t talked much about these ideas and this vision on the blog. As many…
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April 13, 2013 1

What’s in it for me?

For a lot of people, motivation is hard to come by. In order for them to do something, anything, there has to be a very obvious benefit or reward for them, or why bother? As a society we try to use rewards and punishments to keep our society working as we what it to, in…
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March 2, 2013 0

Future Forecasting

A few weeks ago the Project Leaders of Chennai Challenge gathered at the YMCA Indian Student Hostel in London to talk over the future of the charity. In 2009 we created a “brand key” identifying who we are as a charity and helping us to have a recognisable character as well as clear objectives. Each…
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February 8, 2013 5

6 Projects and counting…

Every year when we visit Chennai we challenge our team to think about what the new things that they have experienced. Whilst in India over August 2012 we even had a “first times” board on the wall in our meeting room. As people did something for the first time they wrote it up on the…
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January 10, 2013 0

Order, order

I do like to be organised. Not that I always am, but it always helps to have a system. The lovely feeling of having things in order, under control and organised is great. I don’t think that I am alone in liking a nice, ordered way of things, the  Dewey decimal system helps with organising non-fiction books,…
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January 5, 2013 2

Rainbows

Last night, 2nd Beacon Rainbows (St. Peters) did a sponsored skip raising £71 for Chennai Challenge. They were amazing!! Each girl skipped for about 5 minutes in the corner of the room while the others made a dream catcher, then they swapped. So during the whole night at Rainbows there was always a little Rainbow skipping…
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May 24, 2012 0