Robert Katende

Robert Katende

Status: Main Academy Coach

Robert Katende is the Founder and Director of Som Chess Academy (Home of The QUEEN OF KATWE Project). He is a FIDE Instructor as well as an International Arbiter. He holds a diploma in Civil engineering and specialized in water engineering and a Degree in IT & Computer Engineering. He pursued a Sports ministry course and he volunteered in Sports Outreach for nearly two years before joining full time in 2002. <Read More>

 Lydia Achan

 Lydia Achan

Status: Chess Coach for Nateete Chess Center

Lydia Achan, started leading Chess in Nateete in 2013 following the Girls Chess Clinic that was conducted in Kampala by SOM Chess Academy.

 Richard Tugume

Richard Tugume

Status: Chess Coach for Katwe Chess Center

Richard Tugume, is currently a coach certified by fide. he is one of the pioneers for the chess academy. he is one of the kids  introduced to chess the first day and he has been mentored and currently serving as my assistant instructor when it comes to the work at the som chess academy.

 

 Charles Ntege

Charles Ntege

Status: Chess Coach for Kawempe Chess Center

Charles started leading the center programs in Kawempe with the help of the pioneers in 2013 following the girls Chess Clinic that was conducted. <Read More>

 Juventine Opio

Juventine Opio

Status: Chess Coach for Bwaise Chess Center

Coach Juventine Opio, Started Chess as one of the learners from Kibuli Center and he has diligently continued with the programuntil he Joined Sporst Ministry as a staff and now he leads the Chess programs in Bwaise Center.

 Julius Ssali

Julius Ssali

Status: Chess Coach for Chess at the Disabled Center

Julius Ssali is one of the Pioneers and he started his Chess from Nateete center in 2006 under coach Robert Katende. He picked big interest in Chess in that many times he would travel to Katwe Center to practice with the rest of the pioneers. <Read More>

 Haruna Walugembe

Haruna Walugembe

Status: Chess Coach for Gulu Chess Center

Haruna is currently the coordinator of all the chess programs that are runing in Gulu from the five community centers. When Coach Robert Katende introduced Chess in Gulu, the program was later backed up by having Gerald Mutyaba relocate to Gulu. <Read More>

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Joshua Ssemande

Status: Chess Coach for Jinja Chess Center

 

 

 

Coach Erick Oyugi  Mukuru Nairobi in Kenya

Erick is the lead coach for Chess in Mukuru Slums, he is also a staff of Sports Outreach under the leadership of Pr. Juma Francis.

He he doing a tremendous work both in teaching and coordinating the Chess programs in Kenya.