“We rise by lifting others.”
- Robert Ingersoll
African fintech unicorn, Chipper Cash, is delighted to announce the global partnership with Chess in Slums. The partnership enables Tunde Onakoya, a Nigerian Chess national master, and the rest of the Chess in Slums team to continue the exceptional work of changing lives and giving hope to less privileged kids in Nigeria through Chess.
Chess in Slums is a volunteer non-profit organization that aims to empower, educate, and uplift one million children living in slum areas through Chess education over the next five years.
Since its founding in 2018, Tunde Onakoya and the team have:
- Enrolled over 1000 less privileged children in the Chess in Slum initiative
- Distributed over $400,000 in academic scholarships
- And hosted over 36,000 hours of Chess training in three slum communities.
As Tunde Onakoya points out:
“Success for us is we are able to give these children a voice. It doesn't matter what their background is. And for them, it becomes possible to do great things.”
Education deprivation continues to be a problem in Nigeria. One out of every five of the world’s out-of-school children is in Nigeria. Getting these children back into the four walls of a school is a Herculean task for authorities.
So, initiatives such as Chess in Slum are a great way to offer out-of-school and vulnerable children access to quality education. The kids also gain lifelong leadership skills such as time management, critical thinking, and people skills.
With this partnership, Chipper Cash will provide the kids with tablets they can use to learn chess and general education. Chipper will also join Chess in Slum crowdfunding efforts by launching a fundraising campaign via Twitter Tips.
About Chipper Cash
Chipper Cash, Africa’s fastest-growing fintech startup, was founded in 2018 by Ham Seunjogi and Majid Moujaled on the premise that moving money across the African continent should be instant, transparent, and seamless.
The Chipper network is available in the United States, the United Kingdom, and eight African countries, including Rwanda, South Africa, Nigeria, and Tanzania.
Chipper users can send and receive cash, buy and sell Bitcoin, and invest in fractional stocks of publicly traded global companies like Netflix, Facebook, and Tesla.
Great Things Can Come From Small Places
Primary education is free and compulsory in Nigeria. But according to UNICEF, about 10.5 million of Nigeria’s children aged 5-14 years are not in school. No matter their living circumstances or financial status, every child deserves the right to quality education.
The Chipper Cash and Chess in Slums partnership is an excellent example of how collaborative and well-thought partnerships can go a long way in rehabilitating out-of-school children. The initiative can also go a long way in fostering social development and lifelong leadership skills in these underprivileged children.
Also, don't forget you can donate (cash or crypto) directly to Chess In Slums via Twitter Tips to lend your support to this amazing initiative. No donation is too small, and together let's "Chip Away" at this problem and create change in our local communities.