In Kenya, a group of young Maasai warriors from the Laikipia region formed a cricket team with big hopes: to promote healthy living, to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS and women’s issues, and ultimately to become role models in their community and ambassadors for both the Maasai and Kenya. The Maasai Cricket Warriors have been training hard, having recently left their village for the city of Mombasa to attend the Legends Cricket Nursery for further coaching. Their next goal is to travel to South Africa to take part in the Last Man Stands World Championships. The team has an open invitation and is now raising funds to make the trip. [17 photos]

Source: The Atlantic

A player in the Maasai Warriors cricket team is silhouetted as he plays cricket on the beach in Mombasa, Kenya, on March 6, 2012. The team is made up of Maasai warriors from the Laikipia region of Kenya. The players are aiming to be role models in their communities where they are actively campaigning for the rights of women. (Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

A player in the Maasai Warriors cricket team is silhouetted as he plays cricket on the beach in Mombasa, Kenya, on March 6, 2012. The team is made up of Maasai warriors from the Laikipia region of Kenya. The players are aiming to be role models in their communities where they are actively campaigning for the rights of women. (Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

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