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Cricket for Good with ChildFund

Child Fund

Cricket for Good is the ICC’s global community outreach programme aimed at leveraging the vast power and reach of cricket to positively impact the lives of children and families around the world.

Cricket for Good aims to forge strong partnerships with internationally recognised community organisations to create positive social change through the game of Cricket.

Since 2012, in partnership with the Australian Government, the ICC and its Member Federations have designed and delivered targeted sport for development programs in the Pacific. These contribute to development outcomes around gender equality and health, while also increasing participation rates in cricket.

As part of our on-going commitment to using cricket as a vehicle to raise awareness of important issues, and to contribute to development and social outcomes in communities, the ICC has partnered with ChildFund Australia for a pilot program in Papua New Guinea.

Summary

With a long-standing and trusted presence in many of the world’s poorest communities, the ChildFund Alliance works in partnership with children, their families and local organisations to achieve lasting change, respond to humanitarian emergencies and promote children’s rights.

ChildFund Australia is an independent and non-religious international development organisation that works to reduce poverty for children in many of the world’s most disadvantaged communities.

ChildFund implements programs to improve education, healthcare and child protection. It also delivers programs to build the resilience of children and youth, including sport for development.

The pilot program involves:

  • creating an integrated cricket and life skills curriculum
  • intensive, in-country training program for facilitators in program delivery, with half of all facilitators being female
  • delivery of the pilot in schools and villages in Port Moresby, PNG
  • collection of baseline and end-line data of participants and facilitators to measure and define pilot impact, and produce learnings for the ICC’s future sport for development programs