Today marks the launch of an exciting fundraising campaign for Connecting Clubs International's (CCI) newly branded 'Cricket for Equality' project in Biratnagar, Nepal.
CCI are most grateful for all of the support received so far allowing the charity to develop ideas and begin the partnership with the Nepal Cricket Foundation (NCF). Over the last year the project has taken shape and CCI will be travelling out to Nepal in February 2017 to deliver 'Cricket for Equality.'
This project recognises the role that sport has in society. It allows people to address pressing social issues in a setting that they are comfortable with and allows new modes of conversation. CCI will be working with the Nepal Cricket Foundation to strengthen the level of cricket in Biratnagar through coaching sessions, donating equipment and making the club a focal point in the community.
From this position, CCI and NCF, will set about raising awareness and providing a space for discussion around gender equality issues. NCF is an inclusive club, open to all and it is through further strengthening its position in the local community that 'Cricket for Equality' will drive lasting social change, using sport as the catalyst.
To make this project a success funding is key. CCI are so grateful for all of the generous support received so far. So today marks the launch of a brand new crowdfunder campaign, aimed at spreading the word about CCI, NCFand the Cricket for Equality programme. The target is £6000, an amount that would make an enormous difference to ability of this programme to succeed.
So please have a look at the fundraising page and consider donating to a cause close to all of our hearts and together help drive meaningful change in Nepal.