What do you do when you need some time to figure out if the career you’ve chosen is the one for you? Travel? Support a good cause? Or both. And so much the better if you can find a novel twist to tie it all together.
This is how Cricket Without Boundaries was born. A trip from Cairo to Cape Town coaching cricket along the way…and using cricket to spread education on AIDS awareness and other social issues. (Listen in, it makes sense)
I spoke to Ed Williams – founder and trustee of CWB – and we talked about the last 10 years, how CWB has grown and the challenges for the future. I found out who provided the inspiration for the original trip, the importance of finding the right team and how playing with ideas can lead you to the right place.
CWB is a cricket development and AIDS awareness charity run by volunteers. It has coached over 250,000 children and has had a positive impact on their lives through education, integration and friendship. Local cricket coaches are supported to ensure sustainability within communities. The vision is to coach 1 million children in the next 10 years.
If you would like to get involved through volunteering (no cricket experience required) or fundraising and raising awareness they would love to hear from you.