Uganda Cricket Association marked the 2021 International Women’s Day Celebration with a visit to Naguru Remand Home in Kampala.
The contingent to Naguru was mostly dominated by the Lady Cricket Cranes.
The Cranes spent a day at the Naguru Remand Home as they shared their life stories with the teenagers.
The theme for this year is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.”
Uganda Cricket has been a champion for ladies participation and involvement in cricket from grassroots up to the Lady Cricket Cranes.
The Cricket Cranes were crowned African Champions in Namibia in 2017 earning themselves an opportunity to represent Africa at the Global qualifiers in Netherlands in 2018.
The Women’s Development Officer for Uganda Cricket Association Franklin Najjumba explained why they had chosen to visit the remand home.
Najjumba stated: “The idea was for us to identify a group of people that could benefit from our experiences as sports personalities.
“The remand home is located in a place that has produced some of the best talent in Uganda Cricket for both the men and women.
“Therefore, our aim is to spend half a day with the teenagers and use our experiences and knowledge to inspire them to make positive contributions to their communities after serving their time.
“They should never feel like the world has given up on them but should know that they still have a lot to offer to society.”
The administrators of the remand welcomed the visit of Uganda saying that such gestures help them in their work of rehabilitating the teenagers.
The team from Uganda Cricket Association was given a brief tour of the facility before conducting skilling sessions in cricket and other life skills such as soap making.
The CSR event was concluded with a lunch shared by both and also cutting a cake from the association.
Uganda Cricket Association donated juniors cricket equipment to the home so that children can keep playing and stay active as well as food items that included Meat, Chicken, Soda, Sugar, plus sanitary pads and hoes.
The home has a population of 100 boys and 3 girls who are all awaiting justice due to incidences in their communities.