It was 10 years ago when the three of us founding trustees set off to coach cricket from Cairo to Cape Town as CWB’s first project. We had no idea what to expect from those 7 months, let alone what would become of the embryonic charity that we had just set up. Fast forward 10 years later and its 180,000 kids coached across Africa and almost 4,000 new coaches to train them. I know I speak for Andy and Chris when I say it is one of the things we are most proud of.
Celebrating its’ 10th anniversary year CWB ran 5 projects in Autumn 2015, once again visiting Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Cameroon and Botswana. Over the course of the 5 projects our volunteers and in-country Ambassadors coached over 16,000 children and trained over 230 teachers and students as cricket coaches.
I have recently returned from CWB’s Autumn 2015 Project in Northern Uganda, and area where both people and infrastructure have been devastated by recent wars, in particular by the atrocities committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army.