Every year we immerse a team of up to 20 people in real life South Indian culture, challenging them to work on the front line alongside local leaders tackling poverty in Chennai.
Chennai Challenge is a small charity operational since 2005. We currently take out a team of people from the UK every summer to work with established projects already running in poor communities and areas of need in Chennai, South India.
We want to see people of all ages fulfilling their potential, and we believe a cross cultural experience like this can make a difference. By joining our team people of all ages find themselves challenged and rewarded like never before. Our training covers self development and preparation, equipping all team members with the skills required to carry out the intensive work and experiences encountered during the 2 ½ weeks abroad.
We travel out to Chennai in August every year, and invite our team members to take an active role in deciding what projects to financially assist. Currently our teams support the work of Madras YMCA and Oasis India; both of whom run poverty relief projects in some of the poorest parts of the city. Our aim is to help facilitate the work they do by providing funds for projects that might be outside of their financial capability.
Chennai Challenge aims to:
- To facilitate personal, social and leadership skills development through a cross cultural experience,
- To relieve poverty, particularly in Chennai.
Established: August 2007
Registered Charity Number: 1122261
Board members: 7
Phone number: 07834917702
Address: 23 Pendeford Mill Lane Bilbrook Staffordshire WV8 1JGView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website