Dzikwa Trust Orphans take part in the world of Chess.

By The Dzikwa Trust

Marcel Duchamp once said, “I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists.” This has become the reality for the 33 members of the Dzikwa chess club. They have all started to bravely unlock their artistic side through the game of chess.

Having only been introduced to the world of chess in 2018 the club has since grown and the children at the Dzikwa Trust Activity Centre have come to love the idea of being able to move knights and bishops along the board, it is always interesting for them to see who manages to capture the other person’s king first. With their training ground as the Dzikwa Trust Activity Centre for orphans, each practice session is an opportunity for the children to enhance their skills. The club has a total of thirty-three members, twenty of them being from Secondary school and the remaining twelve from Primary school. Their youngest competitor is only eight years old but is very eager to learn. Practice time is also a time for them to mix and mingle with each other in a conducive environment.

The children are determined to continue sharpening their skills and they intend to have a Fundraising Tournament in August 2020 at a date to be announced. The coach is called Taona Banda who trains them voluntarily and is from the community. He is assisted by Takunda Mvundura, a development studies student from Bindura University of Science and Technology and Delroy Mahove a graduate volunteer at Dzikwa Trust. The game coordinator is Mrs Priscilla Takawira, Snrm. Dzikwa Trust administrator. Dzikwa Trust is in need of chess boards and presentable t-shirts an appeal. If you would like to support the club and its rising players, please contact Mrs Priscilla Takawira on + 263 772 409519.

Dzikwa Trust is in need of chess boards and presentable t-shirts. This is an appeal to fulfill the club’s dream. If you would like to support the Club and its rising players, please contact Mrs Priscilla Takawira on + 263 772 409519.

All pictures were provided by Dzikwa Trust

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