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Project Checkmate Journey

My journey with Project Checkmate has been extremely fruitful not just for the students who learn under this project, but for me as well. In April 2016, when I started teaching chess for the first time, I wasn't sure if the project will work out. I thought that there wouldn't be many things that I could do in this project in such a short period of time. However, I kept moving forward and didn't want to stop. I thought that the passion that these children had for chess was enough for me to make this project grow. At first, I didn't know about many ways to expand the project, but with time I created my own training plan for the students. I wanted them to feel good when they played chess and wanted them to enjoy the game as much as possible. I wanted them to explore a new territory, which had never been explored before. I wanted to step into the unknown and I wanted to make a positive contribution to the society.

I started small by teaching them the basics and giving the…