9th - 23rd February
Springs Rwanda project was the first to be run since the Rwandan Cricket Association with grant money from CWB employed 2 ambassadors to continue the work of CWB between projects and also to help arrange and best use our time when in country.
Eric and Audi have proved a real asset for both CWB and cricket in Rwanda and it was incredible to see the effect they have had in only 6 months on the job.
Our first week was spent in around the capital Kigali where Eric lives and works, some new schools were visited alongside old favourites such as the Rwandan Orphans Project. CWB coaching weeks always end with a festival day when all the schools we have just coached get together to show us what they have learned during a Kwik Cricket competition.
One hundred and twenty boys and girls from six schools around Kigali made their way to the oval at Kicukiro where 21 games were played during the afternoon.
We travelled south for the second week to Huye province where Audi took over the organisation, we have visited this area before but this was the first time a team has stayed in the area for a full week.
The penultimate day in Huye witnessed a significant milestone when the number of young Rwandans coached on this project topped 5,000. Huge thanks must go especially to our young ambassadors but also to all at the RCA who helped make this such a successful project.
Lee Booth – Project Leader