Name: Takudzwa Raisi
Community issue: Community Development
Hometown: Bellville, Western Cape
Takudzwa launched a chess club called “The Chess Grandmasters” at his high school in an effort to restore school pride, as well as to help learners to improve their concentration, which would positively impact their academics. His early efforts in garnering support and recruiting individuals to his club was slow, most of his peers didn’t understand the point of playing the game. However, over time the chess club grew from having only four players using two boards, to a current membership of over sixteen players.
Takudzwa registered The Chess Grandmasters into the Western Province Chess League and at the end of 2012, the club had won all the games they had played within their league.