GAICO Construction gives financial boost to online chess for children in Guyana

The Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) on Tuesday received financial revitalisation from the GAICO Construction Company to intensify its efforts, without risk in the midst of the pandemic, to introduce chess online FREE to more children, in partnership with CHESSKIDS of the USA.
A cheque for $300,000 was handed over to Mr. Anand Raghunauth, Chairman of the GCF’s chess-in-schools committee, who expressed gratitude to the company for the timely donation.
The funds will be utilised to cover additional fees to CHESSKIDS and expand the GCF’s capability to further spread learning of the game by young minds.
At a simple handing-over ceremony held at its Georgetown office, Ms. Champa Maraj, Office Manager of GAICO Construction, disclosed that the firm is pleased to again contribute to the GCF, in the interest of sport and to assist Guyanese children interested in chess. GAICO Construction had collaborated with the GCF earlier this year to sponsor chess tournaments.
The GCF is aggressively promoting the game free of cost online with its “chess is easy to learn” mantra. Activities for many sporting disciplines have been tremendously curtailed, but chess is experiencing an upswing worldwide on the internet.
Parents or representatives of schools who wish to get children involved in chess can contact Anand Raghunauth on 681-8771 or John Lee on 623-0986 for further details.