If you are staying in the Klang area - particularly around Bandar Bukit Tinggi, you may want to check out their school holiday chess learning program for the beginners level which will start on 14th November 2012, running for six weeks until 20th December 2012.
Each class is 2 hours long with the first hour dedicated to teaching the students the ins and outs of a chess game including concept and tactical manoeuvers that are essential to playing the game correctly. Once they have gone through the daily syllabus, the second hour is set aside for the students to have fun playing with their peers, putting to practice the knowledge that they have learned.
Except for the first week - where the first day sessions will run on Wednesday, 14th November followed by the second day sessions on Thursdays, 15th November, all the other sessions following the initial week will be conducted every Tuesdays and Thursdays. The first session for each day will start at 11:00am followed by the second session starting at 12:00noon.
Mr David Si, the organizer behind the effort for this chess series, is also a Director of an established learning enrichment center located in Bandar Bukit. Tinggi. Understanding that chess has the ability to help young kids develop discipline, patience and logical reasoning, adding chess as one of his center's activity during the long year-end break was something that he had wanted to do for a very long time.
At my end, having shared with David my idea of setting up a chess academy in Malaysia some day, the collaboration will help me to move closer towards achieving my dream to invite more youngsters to learn to play the game.
One interesting fact that I learned about David is that he is also the cousin to one of Malaysia's leading player in the mid 80's - Seremban SPI and National player Ignatius Si whom - this gets even more freakier, I had also known during my school days in Seremban. Small world indeed! Although David may not have inherited Ignatius prowess on the board, he definitely understood the value that chess can offer to a growing child.
For more information and enrollment fees on the program, do call 03.33233.016.
SEE YOU THERE!!!!!