Grooming a generation of chess champions through school chess clubs and discovering them early.
Using chess as a tool to build a generation of creative thinkers and disciplined planners.
To teach the principles of chess and how it applies to life and decision making.
Chess is a popular after-school activity that has many benefits for those students who participate. Social benefits include the opportunity to participate on a team and meet many others who share their interests at any gatherings and tournaments.
Studies carried out in many countries have repeatedly shown that SYSTEMATIC STUDY OF CHESS leads to improvement in children's educational activities and personal discipline.
Chess is a game of strategy invented more 1500 years ago in India. Legend has it that the ruler of India wanted to find a way to teach the royal children to be better thinkers and his army generals to be effective strategist. His wise men came up with the game of chess. In the centuries that followed chess has developed and become popular, spreading to every country in the world. In the past decades, chess has enjoyed increased endorsement by educators as a rewarding extracurricular activity.
The game of chess holds a unique fascination. The strategic complexities offer lively minds an immediate challenge and stimulating exercise. It can be played for fun, or with increasing degrees of seriousness up to the highest levels of international competition.
We want to encourage more schools and teachers to provide opportunities for children to learn and play chess. It is a game with no barriers. People of any age, sex, physical ability, and social class can all play on equal terms. Chess is truly a ‘Sport for all’.
Perhaps of greater importance is the fact that young chess players become more confident, have enhanced self-esteem and are more able to organize their thinking and behaviour. Providing children with the opportunity to play chess is a gift they keep for the rest of their lives. Chess is a sociable activity that helps to bring children together and break down barriers, while at the same time encouraging a healthy sense of competitiveness.
Chess has a mathematical basis. Mathematics is the tool of science, the language of technology and organized thought.
Chess develops cognitive ability: attention, memory, analysis, and logic; all fundamental building blocks for personal growth.
It is applicable to everyday life. It helps children develop the skills and social dexterity so important in society.
Chess encourages self-assessment, healthy competition and teamwork.
Chess encourages study and preparation as the way to achieve preset objectives and for the purpose of individual improvement.
Chess is an excellent use of a child’s free time.
The playing of chess can be exciting and therefore undertaken with enthusiasm.
The equipment necessary to play chess (boards and sets of pieces) are cheap, durable and easily available.