From [Uganda] Slum Girl to World Chess Prodigy

From [Uganda] Slum Girl to World Chess Prodigy

Amy Fallon – IPS – Monday, 03 May 2013 (originally published 28 May) KAMPALA, May 28 2013 (IPS) – Phiona Mutesi was a muddy, desperate nine-year-old foraging for food in Uganda’s biggest slum, Katwe, when she discovered, through her older brother Brian, a chess programme. It was not pawns, rooks, bishops, knights or a king […]

Homeless Woman in NYC Strains to Pay Her Own Way

Homeless Woman in NYC Strains to Pay Her Own Way

Angeli Rasbury – Women’s eNews – Tuesday, 11 September 2012 (originally published 10 Sept) NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)–Ayanna, who does not want her full name used, has really good news. She just found a market-rate studio apartment in Brooklyn’s Flatbush area for $950 a month. After living in a city shelter since April 2010, she and […]