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Changing Lives Through Chess With Tunde Onakoya (Founder of Chess In Slums Africa)

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The Afropolitan Podcast spotlights Afropolitans who aren’t afraid to step into the unknown and walk in purpose. With this podcast we hope to empower Africans in the Diaspora to harness their full potential and contribute to the development of a bold and progressive black community.

Our guests will share their working formulas, the hard facts about leaving familiar terrain, embracing the unknown, and staying relevant afterwards.

This episode features Tunde Onakoya, Founder of Chess In Slums Africa; a non-profit organisation that utilises the game of chess to educate and empower underprivileged children to achieve far more than their circumstances.  

Tunde holds a National Diploma in Computer Science from Yaba College of Technology and created Chess in Slums Africa to use chess as a tool to educate and propel the destiny of children out of poverty.

He is passionate about equaling the playing field and has a goal to educate 1 million children in slum communities in 5 years.

Listen and enjoy as Tunde talks to us about his journey with Chess In Slums Africa and redressing the imbalance in society.

Tunde’s Reading List

Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations: Ancient Philosophy for Modern Problems by Jules Evans

The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty by Clayton M. Christensen, Efosa Ojomo, Karen Dillon

Self-Discipline through Ikigai and Kaizen (Longevity and Happiness at Hand) by Mark Morimoto

Manifesto for a Moral Revolution Paperback – May 4, 2021 by Jacqueline Novogratz

Show Notes

1:29 Background and discovery of chess

4:31 Creation and mission of Chess In Slums Africa  

9:07 Impact on children/slums

11:28 Ferdinand with cerebral palsy winning the chess tournament in Makoko

14:17 Partnership with  

16:10 Finding purpose with Chess In Slums Africa  

19:42 Fulfilling potential linked to mission of Chess In Slums Africa

22:43 Reading list

25:24 Future plans and how to get involved/support

27:28 Title of the book about your life

28:13 What does being Afropolitan mean to you

The Afropolitan Podcast is hosted by Eche Emole, co-founder of Afropolitan.

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