Mini-chess is good for kids
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RE: “Ngabirano on her passion for science, technology and innovation” (The New Times, August 7).
Good article. On this last question of how girls could be encouraged to participate in sci-tech, there is a very interesting programme called “minichess” that’s taught to 5-9-year old kids (both boys and girls). It is a new methodology of teaching basic maths and sciences through chess.
Minichess has amazing results on academic performance. Indeed, girls who play chess at a young age are most likely to study science and technology courses.