3rd - 18th October
Rwanda saw the power of integration of CWB ambassadors into the volunteer delivery, with all three CWB Ambassadors getting involved in the trip. This allowed the volunteers to split into two groups and visit twice the number of schools. This meant the project delivered ABC and T messages to an astonishing 5200 children over the course of the two weeks, despite the best efforts of Rwandan rain to put a dampener on proceedings.
It also meant the team could work in three locations – the Rwandan capital Kigali, the beautiful Kinihira and also a new town to CWB in Kayonza, visiting new schools and working with new teachers to develop cricket’s links in the east of the country.
The team were also able to revisit old friends at the Rwandan Orphans Project, and see the first ever boys and girls hard-ball games played out between regional sides – a marker of just how far cricket in Rwanda has come since CWB began working there 10 years ago.
Lee Booth - Project Leader