In the month of February, through a partnership with SOM Chess Academy, of the Robert Katende Initiative, we were able to start training our volunteers in a chess program, which, as Uganda Unites, we will be using in the peace clubs.
The game of chess helps young people learn to concentrate, think logically, overcome obstacles, spot patterns and categorize information. It helps in the development of problem-solving skills, planning, patience, focus of thought and self-discipline. These are key principles for conflict transformation.
The chess-training program will be running for two months within Uganda Unites before it is rolled out into the peace clubs.