Shanti Bhavan Children's Project
Shanti Bhavan is a U.S. 501 and India 80-G non-profit organization dedicated to supporting youth who face extreme poverty by providing 17 years of educational intervention. Its unprecedented educational model has received attention in Netflix's Daughters of Destiny.
A 5-week workshop is in progress, which started from January 29. We plan on conducting additional workshops starting in June.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Scholastic Chess Association
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Scholastic Chess Association (CMSCA) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit educational organization that leads chess learning and playing opportunities within the Charlotte community, encouraging first-time players and attracting more experienced ones. Through its tournaments, lessons, and projects, the CMSCA has played a major role in the local chess community. The FKCA has worked with the CMSCA to offer free chess lessons for all skill levels and plans on teaching at the JM Robinson Chess Club.
VTSeva (Volunteering Together for Service) is 501(C)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting underprivileged and under served communities, particularly visually challenged children and tribal students. They provide free education services, food, free cancer screening, medical camps, and natural disaster relief camps. The FKCA has worked with VTSeva to raise funds for their causes through chess camps.
"Every chess master was once a beginner."
Irving Chernev, Chess Author, World Chess Hall of Fame Inductee