Tag: Indian YMCA

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

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

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

What’s that- we have no bananas…

One of the thing we are missing the most currently is fruit- so we sent a couple of people down to one of the various shops that sell fruit, so we could all top up. I do feel though that sometimes people think they can cheat with their fruit intake- many fruit juices and smoothies…
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August 12, 2011 0

India Time…

‘India Time’ is a concept that the Chennai Challenge have created which describes the way that time can pass while waiting for things in India. Examples of this are in 2007 when Cathy and Tamsin had to wait 4 hours at a shop called Gold Mine when they were trying to buy project equipment. The…
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August 7, 2011 4

From my point of view

The great thing about Chennai Challenge is that every time is different, but also it is different for all the team members. So far this year things have gone well from my perspective as leader. The flights with Jet Airways were good, and the transfer in Mumbai went really smoothly. As luck would have it…
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August 5, 2011 3

Silence is Golden?

Sup… This week (04/04/11 – 08/04/11) I have been completing a sponsored silence (original I know). You may think wow, five days of Barney Blake being silent…. and yes I am amazed as well but I do allow myself do have breaks in the evenings to let it all out and let my larynx continue…
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April 7, 2011 0

I Challenge you to sort out…INJECTIONS, FUNDRAISING, TWITTER, BLOGGING

Well, what a weekend!  This weekend was the first weekend training meeting for team 2011 and it was FULL ON.  A jam packed schedule started at 11am on Saturday as the team arrived to the Indian YMCA in London.  A little taste of India smack bang in the centre of London town!  One of the…
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February 28, 2011 0