Expanding our "Queens of chess" project with chess grandmaster Dr Alisa Maric
Chess is extremely important for children's development, and research shows that it is directly related to success in school. This is why we are expanding our "Queens of Chess" program. In the future, the international chess grandmaster and former Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Alisa Marić, will support us in that.
At the meeting with her and the president of the chess club "Dolphin", Milorad Brankovic, we discussed steps we need to take in order to increase the number of participants in the free chess school in Belgrade's primary schools, which is conducted by the chess club "Dolphin" and supported by the Studenica Foundation. The goal is to increase the number of girls who attend this chess school. Our intention is for children to develop their cognitive and social abilities and to have excellent success in school, as well as for girls to be more involved in the game and show their talents in chess, by empowering them with the right approach dedicated to their specific needs.
At the meeting, they discussed the expansion of the program. The plan is to invest in new equipment and educate coaches so that they can better dedicate themselves to the girls, and influence their perseverance in chess, which would lead to a larger number of female representatives from Serbia at the international level.
The second part of this year's competition on the International Women's Day was canceled due to the global pandemic, but it will be held when it is possible.
We are honored to say that Dr. Alisa Marić has become a member of the Advisory Board of the Studenica Foundation. We look forward to cooperating and expanding this program.
Left to right: dr Alisa Maric, chess grandmaster, Milorad Brankovic, president of the chess club "Dolphin", dr Slavka Draskovic, vice president of the Studenica Foundation