Raise Chess Academy

About us

Raise Chess Academy (RCA) is a refugee youth-led community-based organization that unites refugees from different cultural backgrounds by Empowering refugee children/youth to overcome psychological trauma through chess and football activities. RCA was founded by Mayele Josh after losing his dad in 2020. He realized the power of sports and games in Empowering refugee children/youth to overcome different obstacles and learn soft skills that would help them in the future. Refugee children often finds its difficult to communicate with host communities and also adopt to the English system of Education which foces them to drop out of school, RCA saw this need and calculated that by providing these children with English language skills would tackle the luck of language barriers and reduce the rates of school drop out due to lack of badic English language.

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Annual Beneficiary Reach: 2,000

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Our Community and beneficiaries

We serve refugee youths ages from 6-19 years old from Democratic Republic of Congo, S.Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea. We current serve 2,000+ refugee youths around Nakivale refugee settlement annually.

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Nakivale Refugee settlement

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