The Commonwealth 2016 Winning Photo and the Idea of Inclusiveness
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The Commonwealth 2016 Winning Photo and the Idea of Inclusiveness

The Commonwealth 2016 Winning Photo and the Idea of Inclusiveness

Dear Commonwealth,

We are so happy for this winning photo and for the gifted Photographer. The Maasai Cricket Warriors  (MCW) would like to congratulate our brother for a well done job in capturing this winning image and making our work visible inside and outside the Commonwealth community. Cricket is one game that we now realize that has its potential to really bring people of different categories together in a cheerful and sporty manner. MCW came to realize that Cricket families can spend a whole weekend on the pitch playing and having fun together. Cricket is also a powerful vehicle that MCW uses to transmit its social messages, not only to the cricket family, but also to the wider world. What a sporty and beautiful way of promoting diversity and inclussiveness  in the world.

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Maasai Cricket warriors documentary premiere
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This is the window and door of my house.

Maasai Cricket warriors documentary premiere

This is the window and door of my house. No jokes… I know… I know… wonder, laugh, smile, or be surprised… or just go numb… but true, this is our home, the foundation of the campaign against FGM, the foundation of the Maasai Men against FGM Maasai Cricket Ladies
In this home, we wish to have better non-muddy windows and doors made of sweet smelling Oak and Mahogany.
Sure, we are going to get them too, our ancestor told us, Enkishon naa enayenguyengunye naimu oloipangi (Please translate this for me)…but that’s not what matters though. It matter less that the windows are muddy and covered with sisal sacks from USAID – and the door is made of

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Our Captain is back home safely from attending Warriors film premiere in UK

Maasai Cricket Warriors Captain Sonyanga Ole Ngais is back home

The Captain of the Maasai Cricket Warriors (MCW) Sonyanga Ole Ngais is now back in Kenya from UK where he went to celebrate the premiere screening of the long-awaited Warriors film. Warriors film is a documentary about the MCW dream of playing cricket at The Lords in UK with intent to elevate awareness of their social messages. MCW are working towards a female genital mutilation free Maasailand. The amateur cricket team is promoting equal respect and recognition between Maasai boy child and girl child with reforms that removes social cultural and economic sanctions that prevent their sisters from enjoying their human dignity  as provided to them by natural law and by the law of the land. The MCW believes that this documentary will be a milestone in their awareness campaign since it will energise their abilities towards these reforms. The Captain, who also founded the Maasai Cricket Ladies (MCL) will without delay begin to prepare the ground for this emancipatory process of Il-laikipiak Maasai girls empowerment through sports.

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Maasai Cricket Warriors Captain Sonyanga Ole Ngais is back home
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Defence Academy instructor features in new movie

Maasai Cricket Warriors Captain Sonyanga Ole Ngais is back home

Kenya’s Maasai Cricket Warriors have become the latest stars in a new documentary film, “Warriors” which features the engineering work of Defence Academy instructor, Major Mark Baker.

The film, produced by England’s Ashes player James Anderson, tells the story of a group of Kenyan Maasai Warriors who adopt the game of cricket as a means of bringing about an end to the traditional Maasai practise of forced genital mutilation, as well as promoting AIDS awareness.

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Captain sonyanga BBC interview
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A BBC interview with Sonyanga, Captain of Maasai Cricket Warriors

Captain sonyanga BBC interview

Update by 28toomany

An interview with Sonyanga, Captain of the Maasai Cricket Warriors was broadcast on the BBC World Service Weekend programme this morning. He talks about the team and why they campaign for social change including gender equality and ending FGM. Here is the link and the interview starts at 16.45. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02wt5ht

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The Maasai Cricket Warriors team are known for using the sport to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS, women's issues and poaching.

Today's game was held at the 90,000-acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy and organised in conjunction with the Australian High Commission.

The cricketers were also pictured with Sudan, who is now the last male of only five remaining northern-white rhinoceroses in the world.

The group also organise cricket safaris into Laikipia, where teams can play the sport in a nature reserve while being watched by wildlife.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3123699/It-s-just-NOT-cricket-without-rhino-Maasai-players-swap-spears-bats-stuck-colourful-matches-African-plains.html#ixzz3g3pm6xvA 
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It’s just NOT cricket…

The Maasai Cricket Warriors team are known for using the sport to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS, women's issues and poaching.

Today's game was held at the 90,000-acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy and organised in conjunction with the Australian High Commission.

The cricketers were also pictured with Sudan, who is now the last male of only five remaining northern-white rhinoceroses in the world.

The group also organise cricket safaris into Laikipia, where teams can play the sport in a nature reserve while being watched by wildlife.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3123699/It-s-just-NOT-cricket-without-rhino-Maasai-players-swap-spears-bats-stuck-colourful-matches-African-plains.html#ixzz3g3pm6xvA 
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…without a rhino! Maasai players swap spears for bats and get stuck in for the most  colourful of matches on the African plains

Known for their fierce hunting culture, these Maasai warriors show they are just as skilful when exchanging their spears for cricket bats. Continue reading “It’s just NOT cricket…” »

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We suport Maasai cricket ladies
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We support Maasai Cricket Ladies! Do you?

We suport Maasai cricket ladies

Now that we have a permanent foundation to work on…

…Thank you @Eleonora Selmi​ for this boost. The reason why The #Maasai_Men_Against_FGM #Maasai_Cricket_Warriors exist is for purposes of utilising locally available resources to empower their people and they do that by empowering the source of life, the mother of Warriors. Continue reading “We support Maasai Cricket Ladies! Do you?” »

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