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.

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.


Aug 01 2016

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Cricket Without Boundaries will be one of four charities supported by Crabtree Junior School in Harpenden, Hertfordshire this year after being made aware of CWB by Mrs Renier who visited Northern Uganda with the charity in the Spring.

Mrs Renier said "After returning from Uganda I was amazed at the impact that CWB had with the children we worked with and wanted to continue supporting the charity as much as possible. Ian Patrick the head teacher has been incredibly supportive and I hope that our school will be able to help future projects out in Africa. I also think it will encourage my children to think about themselves as members of a world wide community for which we all have responsibilities.

Luke Sellers reports on Day Nine from Uganda.

There are many things from our time in Kilembe that will live long in the memory; the breath-taking scenery, the insatiable appetite for cricket and the warmth of the people.

But above all of these it is the stories of two very special women in particular that will leave the most enduring imprint on myself and the rest of the team.

First time volunteer Marissa Rundle, blogs from Rwanda about the relationship between women, sport and HIV/Aids.

At first it was difficult to see the link between coaching cricket and HIV/Aids education. How wrong was I. A few days ago we visited Fawe Girls Secondary College (Kigali). After a massive downfall of rain we braved the large puddles and roaming cows to play some cricket. It was their first introduction to the game and within a few hours of coaching we could see great potential for the Rwandan women's squad. They loved it.

A superb allround performance from BBC reporter Phil Mackie wasn't quite enough to prevent a Cricket Without Boundaries XI falling to a five run defeat to an England Women's XI at Arundel.

The newshound – famed for his heart-rending CWB documentary recorded in Rwanda and Kenya last year– took three wickets, a run out and finished on 36 not out as the charity just failed to reach their target of 128 in a close-fought encounter.