The Katwe Effect

Before taking most of the Granny’s House kids to see the new film, “Queen of Katwe,” a true story about a little Ugandan girl who becomes an international chess master, there were only a couple of little Rwandan girls who took “Poppi” up on his offer to teach them how to play chess. After seven trips to the theater, you might ask, “Why would you spend so much time and money on a movie?” Over the years, Granny’s House enrollment has evolved to approximately 80% African children, and it’s not every day that they get to see people who look and talk just like them on the big screen. My 2nd – 7th time going to the movie, I spent most of my time at the theater watching the kids watch the movie. Priceless!!