The Qatar Chess Association FIDE Chess in Education Commission teamed up to organize the “Chess in Schools” seminar.
The event was held from May 3-4, 2023, in Doha as the first step in implementing an agreement between the Ministry of Sports and Youth and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Qatar. As many as ten Qatari primary public schools are participating in the project.
The project will be launched in schools with the start of the academic year 2023-2024 next September.
The lecture by the Chairman of FIDE Chess in Education Commission, Jerry Nash from the USA, and his assistant, IM Ismail Karim, a newly enrolled coach of the Qatar Chess Association, was presented both in Arabic and English. The seminar was attended by FIDE Executive Director Victor Bologan.
At the closing ceremony, Mohammed Al-Mudhahka, President of the Qatar Chess Association, stated that this course was considered one of the main pillars of developing and spreading the game of chess in schools. It creates a broad base of female referees to provide training, manage and officiate various chess activities, with the aim of expanding the number of school students participating in individual and team sports on national and Arab levels.