KCF Africa will be sponsoring a total of 40 hours of online coaching by Grandmaster (GM) Robert Fontaine for French Speaking African Chess Federations in 2015!
This has been made possible through a collaboration with African Chess Lounge. The Coaching will be done via African Lounge’s online master coaching platform at http://www.africanchesslounge.com/.
GM Fontaine has already started with structured sessions for players from the Madagascar Chess Federation and will also be working closely with players from Rwanda and Cote d Ivoire in early 2015.
These are very exciting developments in African Chess. The Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa recently donated thousands of chess sets to a number of African countries and are building up on that momentum. GM Fontaine is a seasoned chess professional with vast experience. These initiatives augur well for chess on the continent.
The Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa was officially launched in March 2012 as a public benefit organisation focusing on the promotion of chess as a tool for education and social development in both South Africa and the broader African continent.
KCF-A has established its head office in Johannesburg, South Africa and operates under the patronage and chairmanship of the 13th World Chess Champion, GM Garry Kasparov.
The foundation is registered as a non-profit organisation in South Africa and is the third regional KCF foundation to be launched. African Chess Lounge
African Chess Lounge (ACL) is a South African company that’s aimed at Chess development. ACL focuses on Chess Coaching, Supplying Chess Equipment, Chess Related Project, Chess TV show Production and content supply relating to chess. Their tag line is Uplifting communities through chess.