Students at the Boys & Girls clubhouse 14 got an extra special visit from the real life Phiona Mutesi and her coach Robert Katende who have had the Queen of Katwe movie made based on their lives!
On Thursday November 26, 2015 we gave thanks with the extraordinary unification and collaboration of Cheers @ the Big Chair, F.F.O.I.P. (Friends & Family of Incarerated People), Girls Rule the World, Mr. Travon White, N.O.W. (No Opportunity wasted), ManPower DC, and We Act Radio. This gathering took place at the Big Chair of S.E. DC and it was a big success!
The delicious food provided by Cheers had everyone in a cheerful mood and everyone had a plate (I had more than that!) including anyone who happened to be passing by. With great weather and good music, we kept the positive energy going by everyone contributing to the effort. There was a team effort in cleaning up and setting and resetting chairs and table. The kids ate a lot, however there were also young men and women helping dish out meals.
While this was a special celebration; the people and organizations truly care about their community every day. While I spoke with people I gained an understanding of not just what they were doing on this day but in their life's work. Thanks Stuart Anderson, a chess player, for organizing the event.
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