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
Cricket legend Andrew Flintoff on his way to Botswana.
Following reports that Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff is heading to Botswana to film a new reality show Will McLaren-Clarke, Cricket Without Boundaries Botswana country leader has offered some advice.
Cricket Without Boundaries' Uganda project leader Mike Reeves returned to the East Africa Country last month to drop off some vital equipment, meet with Ugandan Cricket Association (UCA) officials and catch up on some old friends.