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Phiona Mutesi, Uganda chess prodigy will visit West Seattle Elementary April 23.

Ugandan chess champion Phiona Mutesi coming to West Seattle Elementary


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A Ugandan chess champion is coming to West Seattle Elementary on April 23. The Gates Foundation is sponsoring Phiona Mutesi, a chess prodigy from one of the poorest slums in Uganda, to visit the US and come to West Seattle Elementary. The school was selected for this opportunity because their 2nd and 3rd grade students have been participating in the First Move Chess program for several years.

Also coming is Robert McClellan, Executive Director of Brooklyn Castle – a movie about students in New York and their chess team.

The video from ESPN tells her story.

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