Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Girls' chess boost in Uganda
Uganda Chess Federation in drive to teach young girls chess
04 Dec 2013
Written by Phillip Corry
The Uganda Chess Federation in conjunction with Sports Outreach Chess Academy has organised a highly successful Chess Clinic focussing on teaching Chess to young girls.
The event that started on December 2 at Uganda Martrys High School, Rubaga climaxes on December 5.
Uganda Chess Federation's Director Development, Robert Katende is overseeing the event at which Uganda's teenage sensation Candidate Master Phiona Mutesi is one of the main facilitators inspiring younger girls to take on the game. Mutesi is sharing with them her Chess success story that has totally transformed her life.
Participation in the event is free of charge and this is well in line with the Uganda Chess Federation's objective of spreading the game by teaching youngsters the basic tenets of the game and giving them a chance to develop their skills at an early age.