Shortly before the Christmas party season started nine Cricket Without Boundaries ["CWB"] volunteer coaches returned from their two week project in Kenya having coached and developed cricket with key AIDS awareness messages.
The members of the team came from all over the UK and had an age spread of 16-60.
One of the key strands to what CWB aims to achieve is the delivery of HIV/aids awareness through the medium of cricket. For many people who are new to understanding the work of the charity the links between the two, and the way in which we make them, are not always obvious.
The best measure of our success comes from those with whom we work on the projects and the legacy we leave behind, empowering them to be confident in the delivery of the messages after we leave. Whilst in Uganda we interviewed 4 people who have benefitted from CWB coaching and they speak about their experiences of the charity and how it has/will impact on them in the future.
On 1st October 9 volunteers from the cricket charity Cricket Without Boundaries set off on another project to Uganda. The team consisted of some of CWB's most experienced coaches, new coaches and other volunteers with a particular interest in HIV/Aids awareness.
On 23 September 2011, a mix of experienced and new coaches from cricket charity Cricket without Boundaries (CWB) returned to Rwanda to coach and develop cricket with key AIDS awareness messages.
Travelling the length and breath of the small country, the team in partnership with the Rwanda Cricket Association worked with players and coaches in order to improve cricket participation and to use the game as a vehicle to promote familiar HIV/AIDS awareness messages.
In October CWB hit the fantastic milestone of coaching its 20,000th child. We also have spent the last 3 months delivering projects recruiting volunteers and building relationships with UK, African and international NGOs
Read about CWB trained Botswana coach, Clement Chipanga’s work in the FrancisTown Centre for Deaf. The school is an area that CWB have worked and visited with and its great to see cricket developing! - Source www.africacricket.org
Here is a full account of the recent training weekend by 16 year old first time volunteer Cameron Foster.
On the 17th and 18th of September 2011 CWB volunteers for the autumn projects headed down to The Deans Leisure Centre, Brighton. Arriving at 9:30am the Saturday morning all new and returning volunteers anticipated the weekend ahead.
St Philips Chambers Birmingham supports CWB Recruitment
Leading Multi-Disciplinary Barristers Chambers St Philips, are supporting this year's CWB recruitment programme by offering free use of their facilities for the forthcoming interviews.
Youthivate India project & Cricket Without Boundaries have joined forces to help gather second-hand Cricket equipment from local Sussex clubs to take out to areas of severe poverty in Tamil Nadu, Southern India. The children & young people who live in the local villages enjoy watching cricket, however this is an activity in which they have no resources to play themselves.
CWB has 3 projects ready to go this autumn to Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.
The 1st team to depart will be the Rwanda team who depart on the 24th September, led by our Media and Communications Manager, Lee Booth. Also in the team will be Richard Thurston, our Recruitment Manager and the Rwanda Manager himself, Tim Marrion. The aim for this trip is to get out of the capital Kigali and do more work with the schools and universities in the rural regions. You can follow the Rwanda teams progress on their blog at www.cwbblogs.com/rwanda11