DALLAS, TX – September 14, 2015 - Chess for Humanity is expanding its Chess and Decision-Making program to several more school communities in the United States, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization announced Monday. Starting this fall, many more children in these schools will have access to the joy of chess, learning strategy and effective decision-making, which in turn will lead to the development of indispensable abilities, including patience, diligence, critical thinking, and problem solving.

“We are delighted to partner with these new school communities to create additional opportunities for their students to participate and succeed,” said Akshay Malhotra, Founder and CEO of Chess for Humanity. “The learnings and benefits from this program will accelerate the progression of their emotional and mental capabilities, improving their abilities to concentrate, plan, and succeed in school and beyond.”

Besides in the United States, Chess for Humanity’s children initiative is extending its reach to include underserved and at-risk children populations in various countries in Central America and Africa. The program is gearing toward starting with schools in Haiti, Uganda, and Malawi in  Africa by the end of this month and is in the process of resolving and finding alternative ways to some electricity and technology infrastructure challenges to start with schools in Zimbabwe, Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania shortly.

“Every child, regardless of age, race, gender, or any other discriminating factor is created equal and deserves to receive the opportunity to ascend and attain the pursuit of happiness and success,” said Akshay. “Millions of underserved children may have access to basic education, but we are very excited that many will now learn life’s winning strategies and effective decision making skills through our chess and decision making program, preparing them to face their unique challenges and take the right decisions under adverse circumstances. They don’t control where they start in life, but they can control where they end up.”

Details on the program can be found at http://chessforhumanity.org/school-children/.

About Chess for Humanity

Chess for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a vision to implement sustainable programs that enrich the human experience with full potential, nurture humanity, and build a better world. The organization runs various global social initiatives that empower underserved children with strategic educational and decision-making programs to help them succeed in school and in life,  improve seniors’ brain health with mental exercises and mind stimulating activities to alleviate Alzheimer’s and Dementia, provide veterans with cognitive and recreational therapy to stay strong and focused during tough times of transition, and transform at-risk juvenile youth in detention centers with challenging problem-solving, decision-making, and life-skills education to reduce violence and recidivism.