World AIDS Day

Nov 30 2012

As the World reflects on 1 December on the continuing fight against the modern plague that is HIV/AIDS, CWB has been promoting the work it has been doing in helping raise awareness about the disease.

The day before World AIDS day, CWB featured in a one page article in the Times, as well as other cricket publications (http://www.icc-cricket.com/newsdetails.php?newsId=22240_1354268040 and http://www.thecricketer.com/default.aspx?pageid=985&topicid=16282) Holly Colvin, England's star spinner, and CWB volunteer, talked about how cricket can be used as a tool to educate.

Holly said "I think cricket can be a huge tool in educating people about the disease. If you sit children down and talk to them for half an hour it goes in one ear and out of the other. But to do the ABC messages through cricket - for example ABSTAIN from bending your arm when bowling, or BE FAITHFUL to the rules - really sticks in their minds."

Jack Waicigo, a teacher from Nakuru Day High School, made the point that:
"When we teach it in class the kids treat it like a subject, they are just learning to pass an examination and immediately afterwards it is out of their brain. But when it is incorporated in cricket they remember it when they are playing and retain it much more".

Our relationship with the ICC as a Think Wise delivery partner also continues to grow as they draw attention to CWB's work in their World AIDS day press release http://www.icc-cricket.com/newsdetails.php?newsId=22241_1354269600. The ICC weekly half-hour programme, ICC Cricket 360 will also showcase CWB's work in Rwanda on 7 December.

With another World AIDS day passing, please continue to help us change 250,000 lives by 2020.

About The Author

Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) is a UK registered charity (number 1154576) that uses cricket as a vehicle for delivering health and social messages in sub-Saharan Africa. It is run almost entirely by the dedication and enthusiasm of its volunteers.
Since its formation in 2005 CWB has become one of the world's leading Cricket Development charities. It is dedicated to helping, educating and developing local communities around the world through the spread and growth of cricket.