A crash course in changing the world.
Chess is an especially effective teaching tool. It can equally challenge the minds of girls and boys, gifted and average, athletic and non-athletic, rich and poor. It can teach children the importance of planning and the consequences of decisions.
It can further teach how to concentrate, how to win and lose gracefully, how to
think logically and efficiently, and how to make tough and abstract decisions.
At more advanced levels it can teach flexible planning since playing well
requires a coherent plan, yet not one that is rigidly followed regardless of
the opponent’s response. Chess can also build confidence and self-esteem
without overinflating egos, as some losses are inevitable, even for world
Chess is exceptionally effective for developing children’s minds and help them cope with the growing complexities and demands of a globalising world.
When applied to adults, chess is a very effective way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
“Adults with hobbies that exercise their brains — such as reading, jigsaw puzzles or chess — are 2.50 times less likely to have Alzheimer's disease, while leisure
limited to TV watching may increase the risk”, a study says.
I found few social experiences of programmes and initiatives designed both for kids and adults (but don't know of any in developing countries). These initiatives are funded only by donations and volunteers job. How can we improve this? How can we transform these kind of initiatives in local social enterprises that can sustain themselves?
I prefer go myself, but the idea is awesome.