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Kirsan's Promotion of CIS
Monday, 01 August 2011 18:43

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov declared that FIDE’s Chess in Schools programme would be one of his main areas of focus in 2010-2014.
ki_unescomedalFIDE President had, by the end of July 2011, visited more than 17 national federations to promote Chess in Schools. He travelled to Cambodia, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Poland, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, UAE, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. In addition he received the President of Mongolia in Elista and also went to UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

receiving UNESCO medal. 

Chess in Schools promotion in June & July:

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HAI Haiti developments
Saturday, 30 July 2011 10:19

Haiti InterschoolsWe are following President Kirsan's wishes in working to popularize chess in the schools. Since January we have really got down to business. On May 18 we had 15 teams, a total of 126 students, take part in the final of the National Interschools Championship.

Several schools will have chess as part of the curriculum, starting in October. We also sent two players to Canada for an arbiter's course. We could work even better if we had a few chess clocks.

Jean Lamothe
President
Haiti Chess Federation 

See below for the original French text.
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CHESS WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS – MARTIN TOWN, GRAND BAHAMA
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 09:24

bahamaslogoPresident Kirsan Ilyumzhinov aims for 'One Billion' - one billion people around the world playing chess. Our article today comes from the Bahamas. The President of the Bahamas Chess Federation and National Instructor, Kean Smith, describes the latest work to contribute to the development of chess in the schools of these beautiful small islands.

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CHESS WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS – MARTIN TOWN, GRAND BAHAMA

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From left to right: National Instructor (NI) Kean Smith, Dianna Neat, Requell Smith, Davonne Barry, Takia Hepburn, Andrea Carroll, Jameika McPherson, Shanice Simmons, Lillian Walker, Leslie Newton, BeLinda Wheeler, NI Byron Small.

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Chess in schools - intellectual excellence and social panacea
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 19:37
Schack i skolan - intellektuell spjutspets och social mirakelmedicin
Chess in schools - intellectual excellence and social panacea - Strand hotel Visby
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The Swedish Chess Federation invites you to a seminar on chess as an educational tool. More and more schools use chess in education and can demonstrate positive social and intellectual performance. Can we afford not to learn from it?

Starring:
Christer Fuglesang, Astronaut and chess enthusiast,
Eva-Lis Sirén, president of the Teachers Union,
Ulf Nilsson (fp), Member of Parliament
and Jesper Hall, National Instructor Swedish Chess Federation.

Moderator is Carl Fredrik Johansson

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Kirsan's visits to promote Chess in Schools
Friday, 10 June 2011 06:46

The FIDE President promoted the Chess in Schools programme in four countries during May:

Nigeria4Abuja, Nigeria 
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with Mr. Asishana Okauru, General Director of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF). Kirsan said: "In my opinion, along with economic problems and poverty reduction in Africa, no less important attention should be paid to the programmes developing children's intelligence. 
The inclusion of chess into the school curriculum will certainly have a positive and lasting effect."
     Following the meeting, the leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which FIDE and NGF will hold a preparatory event for the signing of the Agreement to promote chess in all 36 provinces of Nigeria. The Agreement should be signed in July.


Kiev, Ukraine

Kirsan met NOC President (& IOC member) Sergey Bubka and Viktor Kapustin (President of Ukraine Chess Federation). Particular attention during the meeting was given to the Chess in Schools programme.
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