Where We Play

Kampala, Uganda

Kampala is where the chess program was born and mastered through the leadership of Robert Katende. Currently the program is being used in all 5 slums that are part of the Sports Outreach Ministry and many of the original players or "pioneers" as we call them are now the coaches.
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Gulu, Uganda

The major ministry in Gulu is the Good News Community Center at Koro Training Farm, established in 2005. Through involvement on the farm, people are growing in their independence and contributing to building healthy communities in which they live. The Good News Community Center is also home to the New Foundations Community Church, which provides spiritual development as well as one-on-one discipleship training.
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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi is Kenya’s capital and largest city, with a population of approximately three million. A sizable percentage of the population live in desperate situations in slum areas that lack most of the basic elements we consider a normal part of life – clean water, electricity, health services, etc. Sports Outreach ministers primarily in the Mukuru slum seeking to restore hope and transform lives through several projects.
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USA

Working with the Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Department the Lynchburg City Schools and other organizations, local interest in the game has been given new life. In July, Sports Outreach partnered with The Commonwealth Games at Liberty University and The Virginia Chess Federation to conduct a rated tournament. A second rated tournament was held on October 1 at the campus of Humankind and included players from throughout Southwest Virginia. Classes in schools begin this fall and include tutoring and mentoring for grades 2-5. Family nights and longer Saturday sessions will be a part of the program. Additional plans include classes in local churches and Christian schools where the messages of the Gospel will be connected directly connected to the game of chess and everyday life.
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