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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'.
In June 2016 two LCCC Foundation staff members (Kay & Natasha) were given the opportunity to go to Kenya alongside 'Cricket without Boundaries', '28 too Many', 'Cricket Kenya' and the 'Maasia 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 Maasia community where 3 in 4 girls are currently cut.
This was an amazing opportunity to help combat 2000 years of cultural practise and Kay and Natasha both encountered many tough and harrowing stories from girls who had been affected by this practise.
Using the learning gained from this experience, any and all funds raised through this campaign will be used to implement a secondary schools based programme; delivering 6 weeks of education and activity specially designed to help raise awareness and try to 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.
- Over 200 million women and girls alive today have been cut
- 3 million girls are at risk of FGM each year across the worls
- 60,000 girls under 15 are at risk of FGM in the UK
2,000 girls in Trafford have been identified as at risk
Please donate and support this project and help us to end FGM
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