The LCCC Foundation Bat away FGM Campaign
The LCCC Foundation 'Bat away FGM' Campaign Launches at the 3rd Annual LCCC Foundation Christmas Ladies Lunch. Working in partnership with ‘Cricket Without Boundaries’ (experts in this field) this campaign is about raising money to help end the barbaric practise of FGM in Trafford where there are currently 2,000 girls and young women who have been identified as ‘at risk’
Natasha and Kay from the Foundation Community Team, were given the opportunity in June this year, to go to Kenya alongside ‘Cricket Without Boundaries’, ’28 too Many’, Cricket Kenya and the ‘Maasai Cricket Warriors’ to work on a project in local, rural schools that focussed on addressing the serious cultural issue of FGM which is prevalent in the Maasai community where 3 in 4 girls are currently cut.
This was an amazing opportunity to help combat 2000 years of cultural practise and Natasha and Kay both encountered many tough and harrowing stories from girls who had been affected by this practise.
The LCCC Foundation FGM programme in Trafford #EndFGM
Using the learning gained from this experience, any and all the funds raised through this campaign will be used to implement a secondary schools based programme; delivering 6 weeks of education activity specially designed to help raise awareness and try and put an end to FGM in Trafford. Using cricket as the vehicle young girls/women are provided with the opportunity to play and learn together and are equipped with the skills and confidence to stop FGM and make a real change within their community.
You can support the campaign by donating via the link below and also to raise awareness via social media, and help put an end to FGM. #EndFGM