Cricketing for change

Updated: Jun 07, 2013 17:06 IST

Thomas Takare of the Maasai Cricket Warriors plays a shot against the Ambassadors of Cricket from India during their Twenty20 cricket match in Ol Pejeta conservancy, in Laikipia national park. The Maasai Cricket Warriors are role models in their communities where they actively campaign against retrogressive and harmful cultural practices, such as female genital mutilation and early childhood marriages, while fighting to eradicate discrimination against women in Maasailand. Through cricket, they hope to promote healthier lifestyles and to also spread awareness about HIV/AIDS amongst youth. REUTERS
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Thomas Takare of the Maasai Cricket Warriors plays a shot against the Ambassadors of Cricket from India during their Twenty20 cricket match in Ol Pejeta conservancy, in Laikipia national park. The Maasai Cricket Warriors are role models in their communities where they actively campaign against retrogressive and harmful cultural practices, such as female genital mutilation and early childhood marriages, while fighting to eradicate discrimination against women in Maasailand. Through cricket, they hope to promote healthier lifestyles and to also spread awareness about HIV/AIDS amongst youth. REUTERS

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