About Us

The pioneering chess academy in Kenya

About Our Academy

We are the pioneering chess academy in Kenya, having proven beyond doubt that we deliver on our promise, as we embrace our motto of ‘let’s move together’.

Terrian Chess Academy is one of the few FIDE (World Chess Federation) endorsed academies in the world whose mission is to identify and nurture talent. We train kids from the age of 5 years on how to approach life, holistically, using the game of chess; a proven tool in education as well.

Established in 2014 as the pioneer chess academy in Kenya, we have proven beyond doubt that we deliver on our promise, as we embrace our motto of ‘let’s move together’. This has seen us create partnerships with leading brands like Daniel “Churchill” Ndambuki’s Laugh Industry – Kids Department, where we headline the title sponsors’ booth during Kids Festivals.

let’s move together

TCA has also created synergies with other renowned industry players on the world stage and this has put us in pole position insofar as collaborating for effectiveness is concerned. We are in partnership with the Colombian-born Swedish Grandmaster (GM) Pontus Carlsson, to roll out a series of exciting chess-related initiatives as well as develop a GM chess training curriculum. GM Pontus also runs training Webinars for TCAs clients as discounted rates.

We help set up chess clubs in schools and undertake the training of its members. We have been involved in the corporate world, where we use chess for training in strategy and planning. Our range of products, make us qualified to meet any emerging trend in chess training, coupled with a team of competent and certified trainers.

TCA has partnered with Lavington United Church’s Junior Church Ministry (Sunday school) to use chess as a vehicle in evangelism and social change by imparting life-skills in the kids. We have also entered into an agreement with Big Box Creative Ltd, who will act as our Marketing Agency, whose responsibility include but not limited to creating and executing marketing and communication strategies for TCAs products and activities.

We also acquired state-of-the-art DGT e-boards and DGT3000 clocks (digital chess equipment) for transmitting games live online and on electronic gadgets, that made Kenya join South Africa and Egypt as the few nations in Africa that broadcast their chess tournaments live to the whole world.

Corporate Social Responsibility

The future is with us

The academy is fully engaged in giving back to society by way of providing training and coaching to under-privileged members of our society. Basically, we target children from the slum areas and give them all the necessary support they need to be masters at chess.In this regard, plans are underway to launch the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) Chess Club right in the heart of Mathare and deliberations are underway to work with Carolina For Kibera (CFK) in reaching out to the kids in Kibera by teaching them how to play chess. This is guided by the fact that finances should not limit ones ability in realizing their talent; no matter where they come from, their dreams are valid!

Our partners

Reliable partners – beneficial cooperation

It is impossible to imagine a future without the predicted close relationships with reliable partners. Our company cooperates with many contracting companies from around the world. We are constantly developing relationships with partners.