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From Oshodi to Glory: 18-Year Old Bus Conductor Emerges Chess Winner

INSIDEMAINLAND – The Tunde Onakoya’s Chess in Slum initiative has produced a new winner.

Fifty-one children who showed enthusiasm to learn, engaging them in the art of playing chess and exercising their minds with mental mathematics were rallied from the slums in Oshodi.

Out of the brilliant 51, Fawaz aced the competition and came in first place in both Chess and Mental Mathematics. The mental maths category involved a series of rapid-fire questions with and Fawaz speedily answered the questions correctly. 

The participants were styled in Ankara complete with a cap and matching shoes. They had a grand entry for the event, walking into the scene amidst the excitement of their peers, family and general audience for the final event.

Tunde Onakoya is the founder of Chess in Slums Africa, an initiative that aims to empower young ones in impoverished communities through Chess. 

We appreciate the work Tunde Onakoya is doing with Chess in Slums Africa for his initiative to change lives.

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