Friday 22 July 2011 

Former Warwickshire Cricketer Takes Cricket To Rwanda

Former Warwickshire Cricketer Takes Cricket To Rwanda
Former Warwickshire Cricketer Takes Cricket To Rwanda
 

A team of UK cricketers has travelled to Rwanda to start a new cricket programme for young people.

The team, including former Warwickshire player Dan Dalton, are travelling around Rwanda to hold cricket lessons for children, as part of the Conservatives’ Project Umubano.

They are leaving donated kits and cricket equipment with Rwandan schools so that teachers there will be able to continue the cricket lessons started by the Project.

At Kabusunzu School in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, around 45 children were taught batting skills with the donated equipment brought by the Project. Many of the children had never played before, but before long they were hitting sixes into the playground. 

The group will now travel around the country, working with teachers and community leaders to teach cricket.