Kenya’s Sagwe walks 165kms to promote chess

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Sustainable Development Goals or “SDGs“are 17 targets for creating a more economically, ecologically and environmentally-friendly planet. The United Nations has embarked on a long-term approach to tackle a number of problems in “health and education, reduced inequality and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserves our oceans and forests.” Fred Sagwe is seen carrying a chess banner during his journey.

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In a short video clip, Sagwe briefly discusses his personal initiative to support SDGs by embarking on a six-day walk from Nairobi to Nakuru (165 kilometers or 102 miles) to advocate the adoption of chess as an educational tool. Back in 2015, Sagwe posted this comment at The Chess Drum.

We need the Pan African support to achieve the same feat in Kenya by the year 2016 when we shall have school curriculum review. (link)

Since 2015, Kenya has had a number of outreach initiatives promote chess which you can find here and here.

The current Head of Chess-in-Schools (Kenya), Sagwe has also been helping to provide energy to rural areas. Check out his other initiatives in rural Kenya communication technology through the use of solar power. He wrote about this subject in a posting titled, “This Solar-Powered Device can Deliver Clean Water, Electricity and Internet to Africa.”

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  • GOAL 1: No Poverty
  • GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
  • GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
  • GOAL 4: Quality Education
  • GOAL 5: Gender Equality
  • GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
  • GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • GOAL 13: Climate Action
  • GOAL 14: Life Below Water
  • GOAL 15: Life on Land
  • GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
  • GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

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Daaim Shabazz

Dr. Daaim Shabazz is the creator and webmaster of The Chess Drum. He serves as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a doctorate in International Affairs & Development. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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