NMBDA Draughts Association invites youth to join

2016-11-09 06:01
NMBDA’s executive members are Thamsanqa Nduna (acting secretary/treasurer), Madoda Feni (additional member), Khangelekile Coto (additional member) and Lubabalo Kondlo (grandmaster who represents South Africa abroad). Standing behind them are members of the NMBDA clubs.                                                   PHOTO: SELBY MADIKANE

NMBDA’s executive members are Thamsanqa Nduna (acting secretary/treasurer), Madoda Feni (additional member), Khangelekile Coto (additional member) and Lubabalo Kondlo (grandmaster who represents South Africa abroad). Standing behind them are members of the NMBDA clubs. PHOTO: SELBY MADIKANE

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THE Nelson Mandela Bay Draughts Association (NMBDA) has invited young people and women to join free of charge.

Acting NMBDA secretary Thamsanqa Nduna said draughts or checkers would help pupils to do well in subjects like mathematics, science and accounting.

Draughts “helps learners to think logically and develop problem-solving skills,” Nduna said.

“Draughts sharpens the minds of the pupil. The self-esteem of the player is boosted and high confidence levels are also developed.

“It helps the participant to concentrate all the time.

“In the game of checkers kids learn to control how they react to a loss.

“The kids learn how to acknowledge their opponents before and after the game. The best thing about draughts is that the players learn how to share ideas. All in all life skills are acquired by the players.”

Nduna said the NMBDA would hold its annual awards function at the KwaZakhele Place of Safety on November 27 to honour its outstanding players.

Nduna said the reason for holding the function at the KwaZakhele Place of Safety was that it was on one of their outreach programmes.

“We want to help those children to reform so that they understand that there are people like us who show love and moral support to them.”

Any interested individuals can contact Nduna on 060-958 6942 or acting chairman Loyiso Lugawe on 078-107 7444.

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