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MiniChess Newsletter 03-2017

March 2017 Volume 1 Issue 1 A warm welcome to everybody reading our VERY FIRST MINICHESS NEWSLETTER Introducing the education-innovation program, using creative & complex play to empower young minds for a bright future: START SMART! The award-winning MiniChess-program is endorsed by ex-world chess champion Garry Kasparov and being implemented around SA, 6 African countries, Central […]

UJ MiniChess study 2016

University of Johannesburg did a research study on the MiniChess program and its influence on mathematics knowledge acquisition and cognitive development among foundation phase learners. The study was done by Professor Kakoma Luneta (UJ), Dr P. Giannakopoulos (UNISA), Mrs S. Coetsee (UJ) and Mr G. Cheva (UJ) There were 3 distinct aspects where the UJ-study […]

Children of the Dawn MC 2015 Results

Children of the Dawn, Ermelo: “In addition to the improvement in the school results, valuable life skills are being provided in the latter years of Minichess, e.g. planning, control of emotions and strategizing skills. These are skills that the learners would not necessarily learn in the normal school environment and cannot be captured in the […]

Entrust Foundation partners up with MiniChess!!

More about Entrust Foundation: Corporate Social Investment: sustainable community empowerment with SED and Enterprise Development benefits The Entrust Foundation is keen to take hands with responsible Community- and Business leader in SA and Africa, to empower disadvantaged communities through a sustainable multi-tiered approach: SED-component:  Starting with Early Childhood Development, correcting critical developmental backlogs by utilising […]

MC at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum
Marisa van der Merwe (MC Founder and CEO) will be representing the Entrust Foundation and MiniChess at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn Duitsland, 13 – 15 Junie 2016. See their link here:
The Giving Circle Africa & MiniChess
The Giving Circle Africa & MiniChess - Making a difference! MiniChess books and equipment was delivered to Kagoma Gate and Busoga Primary School last week (April 2016) and everyone is very excited to get learning. The children in Uganda are really blooming. Here is part of our 408 students playing chess Here is an amazing Kagoma [...]
What is the innovation again? By Marisa van der Merwe

Read this wonderful article published in The Mighty Pen Education Magazine (Mar 2016): “That small-screen in your classroom: what is the innovation again?” By Marisa van der Merwe, CEO and Founder of MiniChess. Click on this link to read the full e-magazine:

Waterkloof Open Chess Tournament

ENTER NOW FOR THE: Waterkloof Open Chess Tournament (3-6 March 2016) There will  be a special section available just for our smart MiniChess learners at a reasonable price. Dont miss out!!! R25,000+ Prize Pool! Prestige Sections: 3rd – 6th Mar 2016 Open A, B & C: 4th – 6th Mar 2016 Open D: 5th Mar 2016 Venue: […]

MiniChess in ‘The Mighty Pen’ Jan 2016

To read the full “Mighty Pen” January edition, press here.


Read the latest edition of Big School Buzz, feauturing MiniChess here