In this year’s “Oscar buzz” movie, Queen of Katwe, a small child holds up two chess pieces and, smiling, says: “In chess the small ones can become the big ones!”
In a true life story, Robert Ketende’s Chess Academy and mentoring Center in the slums of Kampala, Uganda are front and center in giving children a sense of significance wherever they are.
More than 300 hundred children come to the Chess Centers every day in five locations.
Forty coaches help mentor them—teaching them discipline and patience in their lives.
And although it’s chess that draws them in, there is also a Bible study!
Robert Ketende says, “God gave me a purpose… and I saw what that purpose was. To help others; as the Bible says, to lay down my life -- my desires—for others. That’s what Jesus did for me.”