Spring 2017 saw Cricket Without Boundaries send projects to Uganda and Cameroon. Each project lasted two weeks and between them the 13 volunteer coaches delivered sessions to an amazing 6,047 children, and trained 92 teachers and other enthusiasts as future coaches. CWB prides itself on being inclusive, and this is reflected in the ratio of boys and girls in the sessions; across the two projects 51% of participants were girls, and 49% were boys.
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.
The 6th of February marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, to raise awareness of the issue and to encourage actions to end its practice. To mark the day we have picked out our four top shots to end FGM.
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.
Cricket Without Boundaries would not be in existence without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. We have many volunteers in different roles in the UK but we are always looking for more help. As part of work to target our resources as effectively as possible, we are expanding and strengthening the monitoring and evaluation team.
In the last 10 years, the development charity Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) has trained over a quarter of a million children in 5 African countries. Alongside those children we have trained over 3500 adults as ICC cricket coaches. More importantly, through every one of those children and coaches, we have raised awareness of HIV/AIDS and FGM; and that awareness is now cascading through communities, reaching countless individuals.