Chess as a game presents a significant potential for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Terrian Chess Africa (TCA) is a firm believer in fusing sustainability and social good in the pursuit of market leadership and financial viability – we are firmly devoted to the Triple Bottom Line approach to business.
We believe that chess has the potential to go beyond the boundaries of a sport to serve as an ambassador for addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues, such as fostering a culture of peace, solidarity and kindness, enriching modern educational curricula, promoting a global citizenship mentality among the younger generation, and accelerating lifelong learning to better individual competitiveness and employability.
TERRIAN CHESS ACADEMY SUSTAINABILITY LENS
SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.
Chess is one of the best sports for exercising the brain. The game is crucial for promoting long-term mental health in people of all ages, from children to the elderly. It enhances people’s cognitive abilities while also enabling them to better cope with life’s challenges by teaching them powerful life skills such as problem-solving, critical, imaginative, and rational thinking. TCA has tailored services for people of all ages – young, adult, and mature – to help them meet their health goals through chess.
SDG 4: Target 4.7: Education for sustainable development and global citizenship
SDG 8: Target 8.9: By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism which creates jobs, promotes local culture and products.
TCA’s goal is to promote community-based tourism by working with local residents in economically disadvantaged areas and using chess tournaments to increase economic viability in those regions. Local communities cannot exist in isolation in the face of globalization; they must be encouraged to establish a continuous relationship with the rest of the world in order to avoid obsolescence.
SDG 10: Reduce Inequalities
The academy is fully dedicated to giving back to society by providing underprivileged individuals with training and coaching. Essentially, we target children from slum areas and provide them with all of the tools they need to become chess masters, thus maximizing their ability and increasing their chances of securing decent work and economic development.
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
TCA aims to be a part of the process of improving the means of implementation and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development as an organization that embraces sustainability in its working model. Over the years we’ve established strategic alliances and synergistic collaborations with like-minded organizations committed to purposeful growth. We work closely with organizations from diverse industries to help them fulfill their corporate citizenship mandate as part of their overall business strategy.