Cricket Builds Hope is using cricket as a tool for positive social change in Rwanda.


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With our partners Surrey County Cricket Club and St Mark's Church, Kennington, Cricket Builds Hope is hosting a charity Carol Service.

There will be readings by people from the world of cricket, and music from the UK's only choral cricket team - Faire Is The XI - in a service led by Rev Canon Steve Coulson, Vicar of St Mark's and Chaplain to Surrey CCC

Tickets are £25, including mulled wine and mince pies in the Long Room at the Oval afterwards, £15 for the service only, or completely free for any Friends of CBH (see Get Involved section for more details).

The service is at 6.30pm on Wednesday 5 December and you can buy your tickets here.

ICC video about Gahanga Cricket Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda, and Cricket Builds Hope, the UK charity that built it (December 2017)

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What is Cricket Builds Hope?

We are a charity that uses cricket as a tool for positive social change in Rwanda. CBH harnesses the power of sport to promote reconciliation and tackle deep-seated social issues like gender inequality through specially tailored sessions run by CBH’s cricket coaching team.

Cricket Builds Hope is the successor organisation to the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation (RCSF), which was founded in 2011 to build the country’s first proper cricket ground - the Gahanga Cricket Stadium. 

How does it work?

Cricket Builds Hope runs 'sport for change' social programmes in partnership with charitable and corporate organisations, using the Gahanga Cricket Stadium as a base. 

We are currently running a programme with Resonate – a leading charity promoting female empowerment amongst disadvantaged groups in Rwanda – to develop a programme funded by Comic Relief and the Scottish Government that supports its long-term aims. CBH coaches lead coaching sessions that use the values of the game to teach women and girls about leadership.

We are also running a programme with Yorkshire Tea to bring the benefits of cricket to workers on tea plantations in rural areas. 

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