Cricket Without Boundaries runs projects focusing on HIV-related health messaging in all 5 of our current countries. While each country’s HIV profile is unique, projects generally focus on 3 key messages:
Prevention, often reflecting messages students are exposed to in school and including the UNAIDS/PEPFAR recognised three-pronged “ABC” message of:
Testing and treatment, reinforcing the importance of knowing our HIV status, testing regularly, and following treatment regimens correctly if you are HIV positive.
Reducing stigma associated with HIV positive status and combating gender inequalities by having boys and girls of all statuses training, learning and playing together.
CWB also runs projects in Kenya in partnership with anti-FGM charity 28 Too Many, supporting the work of the Maasai Cricket Warriors in their bid to end FGM within their community.
Our aim is to raise the awareness of the dangers of FGM through cricket related activities and competitions, providing a space for boys and girls to play and learn together to make a change within their community to end the practice of FGM.
Maasai Cricket Warrior Benjamen Olemamai is our FGM Ambassador in Kenya, coaching in schools year round.
These are all achieved by linking these concepts to cricket activities and competitions, bringing them alive and creating opportunities for honest and open discussion.