Celebrating the future of Chess champions in South Africa

Cup cakes for the clebration

Cup cakes for the clebration

On Wednesday 3 September 2014 we celebrated the up and coming chess champs of South Africa.

We can only describe the atmosphere as ENERGETIC with excitement and happiness with the fragrance of spring and success hanging in the air.

The Bree Street Primary School hall in Mayfair, Johannesburg, bustled with chess-loving children, tutors, teachers, and celebrities and other Kings, Queens, Bishops and Pawns of the industry.

Tsogo Sun CEO Marcel von Aulock joining in the fun

Tsogo Sun CEO Marcel von Aulock joining in the fun

A huge thanks you to Tsogo Sun for their sponsorship. The Tsogo Sun Moves for Life Program is a long-term intervention of the current curriculum. It starts with youngsters from grade 1 up to the time they finish school.

The TSMFL Program consists of structured implementation of chess education where essential aspects of the game are actively linked with math, science and life skill concepts.

Learning these fundamental concepts are made fun and exciting for the child.

Moves for Life has already been implemented, with great success at more than 130 schools and more than 900 educators were trained to teach kids the Moves for Life formula.

One of the thousands of learners whose life have been touched with the TSMFL program

One of the thousands of learners whose life have been touched by the TSMFL program

More than 32 000 school learners, through out SA, have been effectively taught mathematics, science and life skills the Moves for Life way. The results have been phenomenal.

Executive personnel from several corporates joined and celebrated with us today.

With a huge TSMFL Mexican wave, we want to honour the following corporates for embracing the concept and making an impact in the lives of thousands of children in South Africa, with their generous funding.

Some of the companies present today were: –

Sasol, BHPBilliton, Anglo American and Zulu Land Anthracite Colliery. We appreciate you all and know that you will reap the fruits of your contributions in the future through the generation of children that benefited from this long-term intervention.

Marthi Harmse from Sasol and Mickey Scheepers , one of the TSMFL trustees

Marthi Harmse from Sasol and Mickey Scheepers , one of the TSMFL trustees

We were delighted to attend this celebration and want to thank Tsogo Sun’s Shanda Payne and her efficient team, for their enthusiasm, support and for arranging this wonderful function, a chess party with many beautiful chess enthusiasts.

 

 

From Soweto - Asavela Mbewana (10) is going through to the 2014 World Youth Chess Championships in Durban

From Soweto – Asavela Mbewana (10) is going through to the 2014 World Youth Chess Championships in Durban

 

Last but not least our own little chess wonder girl who gave a speech during the event.

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About Tsogo Sun Moves for Life

Education through Chess. A proven intervention to unlock the potential of SA's children. Moves for Life unlocks the cognitive potential of South African children by structured implementation of chess education where essential aspects of the game are actively linked with math, science and lifeskill concepts. Learning fundamental concepts are made fun and exciting for the child.
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