Wednesday, 08 February 2012 11:51
We last reported on this project here in October last year.
The project, launched by the FIDE President, is a joint effort involving the Israel Chess Federation and the Ministry of Education.
There are now 3200 pupils of the 'Second Class' (age 8) taking part in the project.
FIDE Vice President Israel Gelfer and the project coordinator, R. Tal, recently visited one of the 106 classes and kindly sent us some photos.
The schools are situated in 12 cities, located in 10 municipalities, including 3 Arabic-speaking, of which one, Beduin, in the South of the country has attracted a great deal of attention.
The pilot project runs until the end of June.
Click on Read More for another photo, showing the great enthusiasm of the kids; the girls just as much as the boys.