An unforgettable experience is in store for volunteers across the country who could be on their way to Africa to coach cricket, while delivering vital health messages.
Development charity Cricket Without Boundaries is looking for volunteers to join them in five African countries in 2018 to coach cricket to thousands of young people. Cricket is used in a completely unique way to raise awareness around HIV/AIDS and FGM. Over the past ten years around 400 volunteers have coached over 250,000 children in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. The impact has been on local communities has been remarkable.
Spring 2017 saw Cricket Without Boundaries send projects to Uganda and Cameroon. Each project lasted two weeks and between them the 13 volunteer coaches delivered sessions to an amazing 6,047 children, and trained 92 teachers and other enthusiasts as future coaches. CWB prides itself on being inclusive, and this is reflected in the ratio of boys and girls in the sessions; across the two projects 51% of participants were girls, and 49% were boys.
Mathias Nanjofu Wasike is a cricket coach in Murang’a County, Kenya. He coaches in 9 schools every week, and has ambitions to reach even more! He was introduced to cricket and coaching by Cricket Without Boundaries in 2015, learning how to coach cricket and include HIV prevention messages.
The 6th of February marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, to raise awareness of the issue and to encourage actions to end its practice. To mark the day we have picked out our four top shots to end FGM.
People are being encouraged to embark on a life-changing experience this year by volunteering for the sports development charity, Cricket Without Boundaries.
Sporting development charity Cricket Without Boundaries are putting their hands up for HIV prevention on World Aids Day - Thursday 1st December 2016 - with a new video and photos.
This summer, CWB’s second FGM project returned to the Laikipia region of Kenya, building on the foundations established in 2015. You can read the project blog here to see how things had progressed.
The project was made possible in no small part through partnership with the Lancashire CCC Foundation, who provided funding for the project including sending two members of their community team to deliver in country.
Gender equality is a fundamental development objective, and is essential to enabling women and men to participate equally in society. CWB sessions always encourage boys and girls to play together, and work to achieve this goal. The use of partnerships, communication and working together to achieve success is central to this message.
Cricket Without Boundaries would not be in existence without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. We have many volunteers in different roles in the UK but we are always looking for more help. As part of work to target our resources as effectively as possible, we are expanding and strengthening the monitoring and evaluation team.