Chess activities were started by Kabete Cares in 2005 and soon attracted the world attention after the chess in the villages program featuring local kids playing chess under a tree was shown on TV by Africa Journal run by Reuters then.

The young children and youth played in the national league subsequently and finished 5th in the national league.

Children from the center have featured in many national junior tournaments with some earning educational scholarships.

The center was also lucky to have received a visit and chess clinics from Dutch Grand Master Dimitri Ryden in the past.

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