Chess in Khayelitsha

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Chess in Khayelitsha

Posted by: Illana Melzer
Category: Social initiatives, Youth employment
There is perhaps no better game for developing critical thinking skills, concentration and the art of winning or losing gracefully, than chess. Participation in the game is not limited by age, income or educational background; with a good teacher and a chess set, any child can learn to play chess.

 

During 2019, 71point4 funded chess extra-mural activities at Impendulo Primary School and at the Nazeema Isaacs Library in Khayelitsha. Over the course of the year, this extra mural has grown in both success and popularity, owing largely to the dedication of Coach Sidwell Mayekiso from the African Chess Lounge.
Coach Sidwell Mayekiso teaches chess at the Nazeema Isaacs Library in Makhaza, Khayelitsha
Yamkela Mthi (under 11) at the Junior Championship in Kimberley 2019
Coach Sidwell welcomes Thimma Angel Choli (under 16) on her return from the SA Schools Sports competition

You can contribute

We are proud to announce that Under 13 Open team from Impendulo Primary School has been selected to play in the SA Top Schools Team Chess Competition. The competition will take place in Johannesburg from January 9 – 11 at the Birchwood Hotel. 71point4 has made a donation in lieu of year-end gifts to clients to help the team raise funds to go to the competition. If you would like contribute to the team’s trip and ultimately we hope, to their future in chess, please choose one of the amounts below.

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The Impendulo Primary School under 13 open team and the coach: Western Province Chess Schools League in Ceres, September 2019
Author: Illana Melzer

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  • Mveliso Sidwell Mayekiso

    Wow many thanks to Salume and sincerely appreciate what 71point 4 has done for our kids in Khayelitsha. I especially appreciate your offer to connect me to other people around the world.Thanks to I Liana and Helena God bless them. This is the life time opportunity for me, my team and my wife.