Saturday 8th March is International Women’s Day, seeking to promote equality for women across the world.
UNAIDS cites that gender equality is key in the battle to eradicate the global spread of HIV/AIDS and to break down stigmas. Over the past year Cricket Without Boundaries has worked with some amazing women, both in the countries we visit and with our volunteers. For CWB, getting girls and boys, women and men to play together in a respectful way on the cricket pitch is a key way in promoting equalty and fighting stigma.
On April 6 Rwanda will mark the 20th anniversary of the genocide that saw one million Tutsi and moderate Hutu people slaughtered by Hutu soldiers and militia in just 100 days.
Time continues to play its part in healing the country's wounds but it is receiving a helping hand from an unlikely source – cricket.
What a great series of projects we have seen this spring at Cricket Without Boundaries. Having not long set foot into the charity myself, I was fortunate enough to head out to Rwanda and Kenya to be a part of our teams of volunteers and to see first-hand the hugely positive impact we can have on people through Cricket.
Volunteers Week (1-7 June) is a national celebration of the work that millions of volunteers do every day, week and month. We took the chance to find out a bit more about why our fabulous volunteers do what they do to grow the charity.
Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) is proud to announce a new partnership with Martin Berrill Sports (MBS), which sees the charity’s merchandise going on sale to the general public. 10 percent of every purchase will be donated to CWB and in addition to this, MBS is covering all of the costs of production, storage and order picking.
The cricket development and AIDS awareness charity, Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB), is celebrating its membership to the UK network STOPAIDS, as part of its efforts to provide an effective global response to HIV and AIDS.
10 years ago, we were in full swing of setting up CWB around our day jobs. It was a unique experience and something out of the ordinary happened almost every day.
Next February Cricket Without Boundaries are sending a specialist team of volunteers to Kenya to deliver a bespoke project around Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
The CWB team are joining forces with FGM charity ‘28 Too Many’ and the ‘Maasai Cricket Warriors’, aiming to up-skill teachers by providing advice on how to support girls who are fearful of FGM or have been subjected to the practice, as well as providing support to girls who have been or are likely to subjected to the practice.
For the International Day of the Girl Child 2014, 28 Too Many and Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) are pleased to announce a ground breaking project in Kenya using sport to bring communities together, empower girls and encourage the abandonment of female genital mutilation (FGM).
Cricket Without Boundaries volunteer Olly Ralph has been named the ECB Young Coach of the Year for the South West.
The 23-year-old from Bristol picked up the award for his work with Gloucestershire’s county and district teams and in local schools.
Olly – who works for bowling machine manufacturers BOLA - visited Uganda with CWB in February and he says the experience has had a hugely positive impact on him both as a person and as a coach.