jeudi 1 septembre 2016

Chili con ChessSolidarity

Our next chess solidarity action will bring us to Chili in South America.

CIFAN Foundation is located south of Santiago and as created a classical music orchestra. While waiting for a music lesson why not have a game of chess ?

We are pleased to help CIFAN with chess sets and a 200 euros cash donation.

It will be ChessSolidarity 8th action in 4 years.

CIFAN website
CIFAN facebook

vendredi 11 décembre 2015

News from Chess at school in Népal

We are pleased to give some fresh news from the Chess at school in Népal project.

Together with some representatives of the french chess community, ChessSolidarity made a cash donation of 540 euros (1) to the french ONG Little World Népal (LWN).

From 31 october until 1 december, 12 volunteers from LWN visited small villages (north-east from Katmandu) and delivered school material and games, clothes, as well as money to re-build houses. The travel is detailed on LWN's blog.

Remember the chess sets we bought in Paris ? those who attend a director meeting at the French Chess Federation ? who take the TGV (fast train) to a little place in Bretagne called Saint-Jacut ?

Our (your) chess sets were offered at the village of Magadeurali (Dolakha district).

Obviously, the photo send to us show that our students need some chess training. Any teacher to help ?

jeudi 3 septembre 2015

Chess at school in Népal

The french ONG Little World Népal will send 16 volunteer toward 4 schools spread all over Népal a country that suffer a terrible earthquake last April.

ChessSolidarity is pleased to support the initiative with chess sets and a small cash donation.

if you like to join us, we are collecting funds for Little World Népal until 30th september. See Echecsinfos news.

More to come.

mardi 1 septembre 2015

Chess at school in Madagascar (season 3) - News

We are pleased to announce that DOCENDA, the french ONG who aim to built a school at Anjanojano (North west of Madagascar) as completed is work.

Children from the village have now a stone house made with local material. See more on Docenda web site.

Our young Ambassador Valère was able to teach and play chess this spring.  We were told that Fidi, the local young night watchman, who discover chess 2 years ago is still fascinated by the game. When he has no one to challenge he even plays against himself.  

Congratulation to Valère and to Irene Petit from Docenda who made a dream come true. ChessSolidarity is proud to be a small part of the story.

lundi 6 avril 2015

Chess at school in Mongolia - News

In February 2015, Wilfried and Norlène from french Guyana, went to Paris, Moscou were they visited the brand new chess museum and from there, all the way to Mongolia and the international french school based in Oulan Bator.

ChessSolidarity organized a VIP chess day in Paris with a simultaneous game against Olivier Renet (GM), and we were honored by the presence of Laurent Fressinet (French Champion).

A poster with chess pieces names in french-english was offered. And it can be seen now on the picture below taken in a class of the french school in Oulan Bator.

The whole story was made possible thanks to Daniel Baur, their teacher and director.
Congratulations to him and to Wilfried and Norlène who made a dream came true.

vendredi 2 janvier 2015

GM trip with ChessSolidarity

GM means Grand Master.
With ChessSolidarity GM stands for Guyana-Mongolia.

The little chess club Les cavaliers des 3 Palétuviers (Knights from the mangrove), based in french Guyana, has adopted a motto from Mark Twain : They didn't know it was impossible, so they did it.

That's why three kids from the Club went all the way down to Australia last year.
In February 2015, Yoan, Wilfried and Norlène will visit Mongolia and the french school based in Oulan Bator.

ChessSolidarity his pleased to support the initiative with a VIP chess day in Paris, a little help for the trip, and chess gifts for the Oulan Bator chess players.

More to come. 

mardi 5 août 2014

Chess at school in Madagascar (season 2) - News

Arthur and Valère are back from their trip to Madagascar and we are pleased to see that everything went perfectly well.

Chess lessons were given accordingly to the plan and as shown on the picture below the French/English poster with the pieces name (available here) offered in June made a long road from Paris. 

But the unexpected good news comes from the NGO Docenda and the exciting project to built a new school . . . in which chess sets will be available for students.