Tag: Chennai

Changing communities in Chennai

Hello lovely people back home or wherever you are reading this from! Another fantastic, jam-packed day here in Chennai. This morning we went shopping again to get the last few bits and bobs for our trip to Yellagiri tomorrow morning for four days! (This will mean that we wont have a blog during that time..)…
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August 6, 2015 1

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

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

The First Meeting

Well hello there! I’m currently typing this this on the train home from London after the first team meeting. Chloe and I just had quite a scare as the train was stopped due to no electricity or something. We thought we were never going to get home! The elderly gentleman next to me has told…
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January 25, 2014 0

Why I became a Chennai Challenge Ambassador

 By Tamsin Woods Ok, So I’m a Chennai challenge Ambassador now!! Scary stuff! I was lucky enough to be involved in their first project back in 2007 and from there on in I was hooked!! The difference that you feel you make to the kids in the orphanage is so huge that nothing I have…
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October 19, 2013 0

The name’s Woods…Ambassador Woods

Our Ambassadors scheme is quite a new thing.  We have recently recruited 8 of our previous team members to join us as Chennai Challenge Ambassadors.  You may have read Rachel Winnington’s blog a few weeks ago about her involvement in the scheme and her meeting with Cathy to plan what stuff she’s going to get…
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October 12, 2013 1

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

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

First 50

Last week saw the excitement of the First 50 event, which Suzanne blogged about (read it here). We decided that the fact we have taken 50 unique people to India was an occurrence that should be celebrated, and indeed those people celebrated as well. Their actions have seen many good things achieved in Chennai, and recruited…
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July 6, 2013 2

Reaching the Pole

So last week and this week I have been involved in a Research & Development project for a theatre company called Theatre Delicatessen.  I have worked with the company before many times, and on this project we are trying to research how to create a play about Scott of the Antarctic.  As a result I…
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June 9, 2013 3