Second Kenya project to help end FGM

May 03 2016

Last year a team of anti-FGM campaigners from the charity 28 Too Many and Cricket Coaches from Cricket Without Boundaries, headed out to Laikipia, Kenya to help the Maasai Cricket Warriors in their mission to end the practice of FGM within their community.

The project saw us delivering important messages about the dangers of FGM in schools and community projects. We delivered training to doctors and nurses on how to support women who had been cut. We supported local community projects in their work to support survivors and girls at risk of being cut. Importantly we got the agreement of the Maasai Chief to support the Maasai Cricket Warriors in their bid to end FGM.

This summer we are heading back out to Kenya to continue to support the Maasai Cricket Warriors, as they continue to spread the message to #endFGM. This time we are joined by the Lancashire Cricket Foundation who are seeking to do a similar training program in the schools and communities around the Manchester area, with girls who maybe at risk of FGM from within their community in the UK.

To follow the project please visit our blog: http://cwbblogs.com/kenya16/

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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.