Mrs. Francisca Okosun is a chess writer and an ardent player. Born in Germany to a Nigerian father and a Trinidadian mother, she is currently living in the United Kingdom and is the head of the IT Department of Docklands Training Centre, a training project of PADA. During the time that she was the Secretary of the Alekhine Chess Clinic in Lagos, Nigeria, she passionately promotes chess by writing chess articles in newspapers and helping to organize chess event for children. She is the programme coordinator at Docklands Chess Club, London.
Pan African Development Agency (PADA) is a London based community international charity assisting socially excluded members of the community such as Ethnic Minorities, Refugee, Asylum seekers and unemployed people in general. We give impartial, reliable and professional training, information, advice and guidance. Link to PADA: http://www.panafricanda.org/index.html
The director, Joseph Oladosu was formerly a Development Officer for Amnesty International, in Africa, and former Director of Africa Research and Information Bureau (ARIB). He is now the Chair of Lewisham Ethnic Minority Partnership (LEMP).
Hosting the Nigerian/British Chess Blitz is one of the ways of fulfilling the objectives of the organisation. The Docklands Chess Club (DCC) aims to offer lively minds an immediate challenge and stimulating exercise. We want to encourage opportunities for children to gain educational benefits, intellectual tools and transferable skills such as focus, discipline, concentration, and strategic thinking. DCC’s aim is to help bring children and adults together and break down barriers, whilst at the same time encouraging a healthy sense of competitiveness, enhancing self-esteem and giving them problem-solving skills for the rest of their lives
The London Gathering - Blitz's event : Link to the Tribune Article :