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Chess Tables for Uganda Schools

Updated: Mar 17, 2022

DIDA is pleased to announce a new sponsorship and partnership with The Royal Dutch Chess Federation (KNSB) and Stedon to build permanent chess tables in schools in Budaka, Eastern Uganda.

The KNSB will support DIDA with the purchase of chess tables for our chess in schools programme in Uganda. A cheque for €4,220 was handed over on Saturday 29th January. The signing took place at the same time as the formal opening of the Urban Chess Court in Spijkenisse, Netherlands.

Both DIDA and KNSB share common goals and values which advocates everyone to have a positive image of chess and every school going child can (learn to) play chess.

KNSB chairman Bianca de Jong-Muhren: “We are pleased that we are contributing with Stedon to DIDA's mission to help Ugandan children develop their sporting and social skills. Their values 'Develop, Inspire, Discipline and Achieve' fit in seamlessly with the values of the KNSB."

DIDA CEO, Naki Kaddu welcomed the contribution and acknowledgment: "We are encouraged and inspired to receive this generous contribution from Stedon and KNSB. After 18 months of schools being closed in Uganda this is a wonderful and necessary development for our beneficiaries"

Chess tables have been placed in nearly 40 municipalities in the Netherlands since Jesús Medina Molina started the Urban Chess initiative in 2018. Most tables are supplied by Stedon and it is through this that Stedon makes a contribution for DIDA to create chess tables for schools in Budaka.

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