LCCC Foundation and Cricket Without Boundaries launch new anti-female genital mutilation partnership
The LCCC Foundation is proud to announce the formation of a new partnership with Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB), to help develop and deliver an anti-female genital mutilation (FGM) and female empowerment programme using cricket as the medium to engage and educate.
The partnership will see LCCC Foundation staff supporting a team of CWB volunteers who will travel to Kenya in June and work with schools and communities to help raise awareness and understanding of this key cultural issue. This will build and expand on the successful work carried out by CWB in February 2015 in partnership with 28 Too Many and the Masaii Cricket Warriors, delivering an anti-FGM cricket programme to the Masaii community in Laikipia Kenya.
Sandy Mitchell, Head of Community Development of LCCC Foundation said: “We are delighted to be able to announce this new partnership with Cricket Without Boundaries. By helping to fund the development and delivery of the new anti-FGM project, both in Kenya and closer to home in targeted communities of Trafford, we will be able to combine our expertise using cricket as a vehicle to make a real difference to the lives of young females identified as at risk”.