Originally posted by Paul Dirac II
It might be worth noting that sonhouse started a thread titled 'A great chess story of a Ugandan girl chess champ' in the Only Chess forum.
I put it here because of these people were motivated through their faith.
A missionary named Robert Katende initiated the chess in the slums. Originally he used soccer as out outreach to children. However, he soon realized that chess was a far greater tool to reach these children Through chess he taught the children lifes lessons and introduced them to Christianity. The book is a moving account of how these children blossomed spiritually and intellectually.
The girl is but a small piece of the story.