Have you ever stared out of your window at this time of the year, your ‘new year, new you’ resolutions hanging by a thread, the dark winter evenings seemingly endless, dry January...and thought to yourself; ‘I need an adventure’ or, ‘wouldn’t it be great to make a difference?’ Well, this could be just the thing to banish those winter blues.
On the 15th November I will be heading to Nepal to Trek to Everest Basecamp to raise money for Cricket Without Boundaries [CWB]. I first heard about this charity through Andy Collett whilst playing cricket for Whittington CC. In 2016 myself and Andy went out to Botswana and spent 2 weeks coaching and delivering awareness sessions on HIV/AIDS.
A unique cricket charity is looking for new volunteers to help it increase its impact in delivering health messages through cricket covering HIV awareness; ending FGM and girls’ empowerment; and refugee integration.
Proposed Spring dates
The first half of 2018 has proven an exciting one as several new projects come to fruition including exploring new opportunities in Jordan and the UK. As Cricket Without Boundaries’ continues to grow beyond our HIV-education origins we look to play to our strengths of inclusion and non-discrimination by addressing gender issues, including girls’ empowerment, and refugee integration.
Downend CC’s Thom Manning has been named Gloucestershire’s Coach of the Year for 2018.
Thom won the ECB award for running the county’s biggest All Stars Cricket programme and for his work with cricket development and HIV/AIDS awareness charity Cricket Without Boundaries.
Cricket Without Boundaries are excited to announce a unique cricket project, led by CWB and working in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and global development organisation Right to Play, will be delivered in Jordan, starting next week.
This Autumn, CWB sent 3 teams of volunteers to Uganda and Rwanda to deliver cricket, while using the game to share messages about HIV prevention and Testing, challenging stigma, and empowering boys and girls to believe they can change their communities for the better.
Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) is looking for a new Country Manager (CM) to continue its work in Cameroon.
Cricket Without Boundaries is a UK charity who use cricket as a tool for social development. While the charity is best known for its work tackling HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, CWB has also used the sport to help reintegrate child soldiers, work with communities to end FGM and has recently begun work in the UK delivering female empowerment training for community coaches.
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.
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.