13:25, Sunday, 26th March, 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Kasparov Chess Foundation network has expanded again with the official launch of the "Kasparov Chess Foundation Francophone".

The launch function was held at the Chateau d' Asnières in Paris and was attended by many of the top french players including GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and multi-time french ladies champion IM Almira Schripchenko.

The new foundation will focus on children in French speaking countries and we expect to work closely with them as there are many French speaking countries in Africa.

The new foundation has set the target of reaching 1 million children in French speaking Africa over the course of the next 5 years and we look forward to partnering with them to make this goal a reality. The first countries that will be benefiting include Madagascar, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal and Morroco!

The first media reports can be accessed at
http://sports.inquirer.net/242251/kasparov-wants-bring-chess-1m-african-... while the website of the new Foundation is https://kcffrancophoneblog.wordpress.com/a-propos/