That is why we are using International Women's day to emphasise how important it is to CWB that women are central to everything we do. From volunteers from the UK, to new African coaches trained to all the hundreds of school girls, every one of them is key to what CWB is trying to achieve.
The recent Cricket World Cup has showcased how women's cricket is gaining an increasing profile in international sport. That is why we are delighted to have one of England's star women, Holly Colvin, as our very first CWB ambassador. Holly famously went from a losing finalist one weekend, to coaching cricket to orphans in Kenya the next. Such adaptability makes her such an excellent role model for women in the UK who are thinking of volunteering, as well as aspiring female cricketers in Africa.
With Holly's increasing profile for CWB, we have decided to form a specialist women's group in CWB. Its focus is to not only raise the numbers of female volunteers on our projects, but also the raise awareness of the role of women in sport generally and the importance of using sport to empower women across the world.
We celebrate International Women's day and hope that we can continue to help women achieve their goals without boundaries.