Phiona Mutesi,THE QUEEN OF KATWE!
Phiona “I found out about the world. I found out about things going on in the world, that it was more than Katwe,” (Mutesi says of the opportunities chess has given her.) I was only thinking how can I manage to get something to eat. But now I’ve got hope of becoming a grandmaster, a doctor, even building an orphanage for slum kids. I never believed I’d become an inspiration to other people.”
Well this post is a story about a young girl named Phiona Mutesi, well being a chess player myself and great a one I think, this story really inspired me.
Phiona Mutesi is a Ugandan girl who overcame adversity and conquered the chess world in Uganda. She now has a movie being made about her set to be released in fall of 2016 staring Lupita Nyongo and David Oyelowo. These are Phiona Mutesis accolades so far:
Mutesi played against Lutaaya Shafiq Holmes of Makerere University whom she beat, and thus took the trophy in the Uganda National Junior Chess Championship of 2013, held at City Oil Kira Road in Kisementi,Kololo. In 2014, Phiona played in the 41st Chess Olympiad on the Ugandan women’s team.
you can read more of her story here on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phiona_Mutesi
Here is a short video about Phiona Mutesi the Queen of Katwe to inspire the young or anyone wishing to achieve star success in chess by overcoming adversity: