Tanzania made the news headlines yesterday when 9 year old Navini Alapati Choudary was interviewed by Susan Polgar at Crystal Hall, Baku which is the venue for the 2016 Chess Olympiad.
Navini who was born on 15th June 2007 is the youngest competitor in this years event and plays on board 5 for Tanzania.
Navini is a grade 4 student at Aga Khan Primary School in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Another player who was expected to be in Baku for this year’s Olympiad in Baku was 16 year old WCM Riya Shah of Kenya who was due to play Board 1 for Kenya. WCM Riya Shah is the current Kenya Ladies Champion and is a student at the Aga Khan Academy in Nairobi, Kenya. Website – Aga Khan Educational Services.
We would have had two students from two different countries but all under the umbrella of the Aga Khan Education Services who run a number of schools in 9 different countries.