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Owls fan supports Botswana education

17 December 2014

Two football fans that use cricket to educate against HIV and AIDS have presented a Sheffield Wednesday shirt to a teacher from Botswana on their latest travel to the country.

The supporters, one an Owls fan, Ian Green, and the other a Wolves follower, Chris Selby, both work for the charity, Cricket without Boundaries, to educate people about the dangers and risks of the HIV and AIDS disease. They do this through coaching cricket to children and adults.

As a special surprise, the charity workers, who were part of eight volunteers on the trip, presented the Botswana teacher, and also an Owls supporter Tobago Rotswali with a Sheffield Wednesday shirt. Tobago has followed Wednesday’s results from Botswana for several years so the shirt was a real treat!

The charity works to raise awareness and incorporate messages into coaching sessions at the same time as empowering local communities through cricket.

Raising more than £8,500 for the charity will now mean that equipment for schools and orphanages can be brought to improve quality of learning in the country.

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