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Chess in Schools in Israel: Progress report
Monday, 28 May 2012 12:10
Chess in Schools project in Israel moves further. You can check the previous reports on it here and here.
The project is operated in second classes of primary schools in 12 communities selected according to socio-economic and geographical considerations while the population is both secular and religious, Arabs and Jews.

The program is based on the textbook "The Kings' Game for Kindergartens and younger divisions" approved by the Division for Pre School Education.  All the chess instructors got a 60 hour course and were certificated as Chess Instructor by the Israel Chess Federation.

The fact that so far at least 80% of the children in the project know to play chess and the responses of school principals, coordinators and especially combat children's knowledge prove the success of the project.

Recently Israel Chess Federation received the second part of donation by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov for the Chess in Schools project in Israel.

After clicking on 'read more', you can read the email from Israel Chess Federation to FIDE President.

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May 24th, 2012

Mr. Kirsan Iljumzhinov

FIDE President

Dear Mr. President,

We acknowledge receipt of the second part (US$ 45,000) of your donation to the Chess in Schools project in Israel and once again we would like to thank you very much for your contribution.

Further to our previous report about the project, which is run together with the Ministry of Education of the State of Israel and the Israel Chess Federation, it has had several individual goals:


a) Developing various thinking skills

b) Enriching the child's educational environment.
c) Dealing with successes and failures.
d) Compliance with Laws and norms of behavior
e) increasing the child's concentration.

Furthermore, the project has had two social goals.

a) Introducing the game with all its benefits to peripheral and developing towns.
b) Basing on local instructors, students, new immigrants and part-time teachers,.

The project is operated in second classes of primary schools in 12 communities selected according to socio-economic and geographical considerations while the population is both secular and religious, Arabs and Jews.

The communities are: Kiryat Shmona, Metula, Hatzor, Tarshiha, Sakhnin, Shfaram, Yokneam, Ramle, Kiryat Ekron, Dimona, Abu Basma and Yerucham. These communities are located in peripheral districts (north or south) of Israel and involve Chess in Schools activities of both Jewish and Arab children. 


The program is based on the textbook "The Kings' Game for Kindergartens and younger divisions" approved by the Division for Pre School Education.  All the chess instructors got a 60 hour course and were certificated as Chess Instructor by the Israel Chess Federation.


The fact that so far at least 80% of the children in the project know to play chess and the responses of school principals, coordinators and especially combat children's knowledge prove the success of the project.

We hope to get your generous support also in the years to come in order to continue and enhance the project.

 
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