Chess and Social Change - Straight Talk Africa

September 30, 2020 02:30 PM
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In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali examines how chess can have a positive impact on the lives of children not only in the slums of Uganda but also in poor neighborhoods of Baltimore. He is joined by Robert Katende, Founder and Director of the Sports Outreach Ministry (SOM) Chess Academy in Uganda and the man behind the success of Ugandan chess champion Phiona Mutesi, whose story became the Walt Disney film “Queen of Katwe.” Shaka is also joined by Sidney Gardner, Director of the SOM Chess Academy in Baltimore and Benjamin Mukumbya, President of Student Body of Northwest University in Kirkland, in the state of Washington in the United States, who is a beneficiary of SOM chess program.