Cricket Without Borders returns to Rwanda

Nine officials from United Kingdom-based charity organisation, Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) arrived in the country on Sunday to promote the game through coaching clinics and learning sessions for children.
A kid tries to bat during a CWB training last year. Nine members of the UK-based charity organization returned to Rwanda on Sunday. Times Sport / Courtesy.
A kid tries to bat during a CWB training last year. Nine members of the UK-based charity organization returned to Rwanda on Sunday. Times Sport / Courtesy.

Nine officials from United Kingdom-based charity organisation, Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) arrived in the country on Sunday to promote the game through coaching clinics and learning sessions for children.

CWB will incorporate HIV/AIDS awareness messages in the clinics and empower communities through cricket. This is the second visit by the organisation to Rwanda.

The group, which is led by Jules Farman, is expected to impart cricket coaching skills to children in the City of Kigali as well as Nyanza and Butare Districts.

The aim of their visit is to impact cricket skills to the youth in primary and secondary schools in the areas. Furthermore, a total of 30 teachers shall be trained in cricket coaching and scoring.

Since 2008, CWB has partnered with Rwanda Cricket Association (RCA) in Teacher Coach Training and coaching of students/pupils.

Speaking to Times Sport, the RCA general manager Joshua Mwanja said, “Our partnership with CWB has been integral over the years in training Rwandan teachers how to coach cricket, introducing many young boys and girls to the sport, support with basic equipment, and relaying HIV/AIDS awareness messages.”

CWB is dedicated to helping, educating and developing local communities around the world through the spread and growth of cricket.

Last year, CWB coached in excess of 2500 children over two weeks with the highlight being a Kwik-Cricket festival and T20 match at the Kicukiro Oval on the final day.  The Kwik-Cricket tournament was attended by eight teams from Kicukiro, Remera and Kabusunzu.

Since 2005, CWB has hosted similar projects in eight African countries including Uganda, Kenya and Botswana. It has trained over 400 coaches and trained over 5,000 children in its cricket awareness project.

 

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