Tag: YMCA

In which our intrepid adventurer meets and meets again

The rains have abated – hallelujah! This means that I have been wandering around Chennai enjoying a shake in the Fruit Shop on Greams Road, taking photos of the local area and partaking of some DELICIOUS food. It also means that I have been able to get some work done for Chennai Challenge. Yesterday morning…
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November 18, 2015 0

Missing India and Team 2015

Tomorrow is the start of team 2015 with our first meeting.  I am really excited but slightly nervous at the same time. I have not been on project since 2011, which seems like such a long time ago.  Lots of other amazing things have happened like having a beautiful son, but I have missed India…
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January 23, 2015 0

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

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

Good inTENTions

Every year when we go to India we try to blog as often as possible, to help let people in the UK know what is going on. Unfortunately we often have a very busy schedule in India and start most blogs with “sorry we haven’t blogged more”. To try and be a bit more consistent…
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August 5, 2013 0

Who’s up for a challenge?

There seem to be a lot of challenges around in life at the moment. When I say this I am not thinking of all of the problems of the world, recession  and the like, I am more thinking about things that are offered and advertised as a challenge for our entertainment. Just to think of some of…
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April 6, 2013 0

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

YMCA Projects 2012

Take a look at the YMCA projrcts and work we completed this summer.


August 22, 2012 0

India Time

Today we experienced that wonderful thing India Time.  Yesterday I planned for us to be able to visit Fort School and see the work that they do there.  It is an important time in the project as the team get to look around a school that provides an amazing education for underprivileged children from the…
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August 9, 2012 0

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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