How Donations Help Communities
Our principal objective is to get as many chess activities into the schools of Ireland as possible. It is also desirable that this be on an elective basis, so that the kids can simply have fun. If chess in schools is mandatory, then it becomes just another subject that children have to do, and there is a real danger that their enthusiasm will be dulled at best, extinguished at worst.
There is clearly a great need for a proper junior chess development set-up in Ireland and we will help to create this by directing those children who are most interested towards the Junior Chess Clubs that are sprouting around the country. Later, they can graduate to regional Academies and the National Junior Training Squad which will follow.
Your donations will help us to achieve this. The beneficial impact of such work has been noted as a result of chess in schools projects in many other countries, including China, Denmark, England, India, Scotland, Turkey and the USA, to name just a few.
You can help! Whether it’s teaching chess to children or subsidizing trainers to come into schools, providing equipment to schools or even hosting your own events – everything that can help us will be greatly appreciated! This project will require great amounts of hard work, but it will give the next generation wonderful memories of playing chess and a lifelong set of skills that will be beneficial to every aspect of their lives from education to employment.
Ultimately, every school in Ireland should have some chess activity. It is not important how well the children play, just having some exposure to the sport is sufficient. It should be fun, and not work. We want adults who will have fond memories of chess.
Adult or adolescent, if you feel you can help by volunteering, please get in touch! In some countries, and in some schools in Ireland, the most successful chess classes are taught by students.
How Can You Donate?
Fundraising is an essential part of realizing the vision of bringing chess to all school children in Ireland. Your donations go to schools that cannot afford their own chess equipment or coaching and also help build the necessary chess infrastructure. Our goal is that every school in Ireland should have access to and provide chess activities and events. Moves for Life is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to giving children the best possible start to their education.