Tag: Chennai Challenge

Day Nine!

Vanakam! Today is our midpoint, our hump day, our half way point in our time in Chennai! It has been a totally amazing adventure so far, and I can’t wait for the up coming days: spending even more time with the boys in YMCA boys town at Kottivakam, for leading our second English class with…
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August 9, 2012 3

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

Give and Take

At the school where I work we have a theme for assemblies each week. This week the theme is “Give and Take”. It is interesting to reflect on things which we give and take personally. Some times we can feel like all we go is give, give, give. And we see others who take, take,…
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March 23, 2012 2

Hannah’s weekend

A blog post from Hannah.  The new team will soon be able to blog from their own accounts, but for now I’m copying and pasting from emails – enjoy! “I said I was accident prone but no-one believed me until this weekend.  Amongst all the fun, the learning tamil- most of which I have forgotten…
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March 5, 2012 1

Broccoli

A post from Kate Webber one of our 2012 team members following a long training weekend: I’m currently on my way home from London having had a great training weekend with the Chennai Challenge team for 2012. I don’t quite know how it started but we got to talking about broccoli, I think I might…
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February 27, 2012 3

This weekend…

I have very little to do on a Thursday so I thought I might as well write a short blog. This weekend the Chennai Challenge team of 2012 will be setting off to London for a weekend of training. I’m sure it will be filled with silly songs and dances and possibly even a snazzy…
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February 23, 2012 2

Looking Forward

We are in a time of preparation. The vast majority of the country are already, or about to start preparing for Christmas. Up and down the country there are ceremonies to switch on lights with all manner of ‘celebrities’ getting to do the honours. Shops are putting out their Christmas adverts to tempt us in to…
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November 26, 2011 0

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

What did they think?

Another Blog with only a few words to read. A few of the team members share their memories and thought on their experience in the video.


September 12, 2011 0

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