EIGHT officials from United Kingdom-based charity organisation, Cricket Without Boundaries [CWB] , are back in the country to promote the sport in schools through coaching clinics and learning sessions for children.
The team, comprised of Stephen Dey, David Murray, Bill Allen, Rob Jones, Tracey Davies, Alan Hough and Amardeep Singh arrived in the country yesterday and would be holding a two-week coaching visit to schools in Kigali, Huye and Kinihira. Districts.
Their main purpose is to impart cricket skills to the youth whilst passing on the HIV/Aids messages to the cricketers.
As part of the activities, CWB will run four teachers’ coaching courses and one umpiring and scoring course.
The Rwanda Cricket Association general manager Joshua Mwanja said: “CWB does a fantastic job in using cricket to teach HIV/Aids awareness messages and this education to thousands of people in schools helps to save many from getting HIV/Aids.”
He added that in 2013, the Rwandan youth playing numbers increased by 30% because of the two projects run by CWB.
Since 2005, CWB has hosted similar projects in eight African countries, including Uganda, Kenya and Botswana.