Tag: Tamil Nadu

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

The little things

I have to admit that I never really understood why people get so excited and giddy over babies. The mention, let alone the presence of a mini human being can turn grown adults in to doe eyed fools, who speak utter rubbish. I may now be starting to understand why this happens, after the birth…
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November 25, 2012 1

Hiya!

I was having a quick chat with the Chennai Challenge team photo this morning when… Just kidding guys – I haven’t reached the talking-to-photos stage of reverse culture shock…yet! I am missing Chennai and the team though, but funny everyday things remind me of the summer – like if anyone says “totes” or “parred!”. I…
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September 30, 2012 2

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

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

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

Brace for Impact

It’s now September and all of this year’s Chennai Challenge team have returned to England. By now a plethora of pictures have been added to Facebook by team members, and soon there will be more pictures here on the website soon. This does not mean that things are over, or that the impact of Chennai…
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September 2, 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