‘PwC Chess4Change Aims to Empower Youths’

As a follow up to last year’s initiative of Lagos State Chess Association to the development of the game at youth level with the Chess4Change programme, PricewaterCoopers, has lend its weight to the laudable project. At a well attended stakeholders’ gathering yesterday in Lagos, the sponsor of PwC Chess4Change programme, Pedro Omontuemhen, explained that his outfit is all out to complement the initiative of state chess development project. “We want to use Chess4Change as a corporate social responsibility platform with the sole aim to use the game of chess to develop strategic thinking as well as redirect and harness the potentials in our youths,” he stated. He explained that the pilot scheme will take off with the selection of some schools within Ikoyi and Victoria Island because they fall within the direct vicinity of PricewaterhouseCooper’s headquarters. The selected schools are Akande Dahunsi Memorial High School, Osborne, Government Senior College, Victoria Island, King’s College, Lagos, Holy Child College, Obalende and Falomo Senior College, Falomo. According to the Chairman of Lagos State Chess Association, Fela Bank-Olemoh, all the selected schools will undergo a three-month training which is to familiarise them with techniques and basis rules of the game before they go for the competition at the end of the programme.

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