Monday, October 21, 2013


E, L and I have been playing a lot of chess lately on a windows app.  Then today, this story popped up on facebook, about a teenager in Uganda who has become known as the Queen of Chess.  She started out at 9 years old, walking 2 miles to learn to play chess and get a bowl of porridge.  She became so good that she represented all of Africa in 2010 at an international competition.

It's so cool how something as simple as playing a board game with the kids can lead to finding something inspirational, learning about a different culture, a new place on the map, hearing another language, seeing that not everyone is as privileged as we are.

Plus the learning in the game itself!  This girl says that as she played chess she learned to think ahead, plan her moves in life, and overcome challenges. 

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