Nigerian chess prodigy makes a move for social change

Nigerian chess prodigy makes a move for social change

An 8-year-old chess prodigy in Kubwa, a suburb of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, is using the game as a tool for social change. Ivie Urieto, who started playing chess at the age of four, has already won 11 medals from local and online competitions. Her goal is to become a grandmaster by the age of 15. However, her passion for chess extends beyond personal achievements. She wants to teach other children the game and provide them with a distraction from the challenges they face in life.

Urieto serves as an ambassador for “The Gift of Chess,” a U.S.-based foundation. As part of her role, she visits local schools and orphanages to distribute chess boards and teach other children how to play. Her motivation is to contribute to a world with reduced crime rates through chess education. The foundation, which is funded by donors, has set a target to distribute one million chess sets globally by 2030.

Urieto’s efforts have had a significant impact on existing chess clubs in local schools. According to teacher Uzoamaka Uzouku, her presence has revitalized these clubs, attracting many new children to join. The influence of Urieto’s passion for chess is evident in the increased participation and enthusiasm among students.

In conclusion, Ivie Urieto, the 8-year-old chess prodigy, is using her skills and love for the game to make a difference in her community. Through her role as an ambassador for “The Gift of Chess,” she is spreading the benefits of chess education to other children, aiming to create a world with reduced crime rates. Her efforts have already made a positive impact on local schools, inspiring more children to join chess clubs.

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