It’s always been said that your only limitation is you. Also, no one is useless. It may be that you have not discovered where you can function and what you are good at.
In Slum Africa, one Tunde Onakoya founded a chess house where people can visit during their leisure for relaxation. In April, this man with his team introduced this game to young people in the neighborhood.
Shortly after, the spotlight is shown on one boy, Ferdinand who outperformed everyone a few minutes into his first trial. This uniqueness caught the attention of the instructors who predicted he’d make a great chess player. This was further confirmed after he was able to solve a complex knight move while playing the game sometimes later.
Tunde Onakoya, astounded at the brilliant performance became inquisitive about the boy and his background. He led his team to know more about the boy and his family to discover they had been living all their lives in penury.
Touched by the situation, he and his team, using Ferdinand as the reference point planned and have been able to rescue the situation alongside others who were tutored and have gained mastery in the game.
Ferdinand was celebrated in grand style with an appearance in beautiful regalia sponsored by Tunde Onakoya and the team for the great feat of solving a knight complex move.
Tunde Onakoya added that, though he never heard him say anything in English since he has been interacting with him, surprisingly, he uttered “champion” after the presentation of his trophy to him. This reveals his ability to learn if he had a means, sponsorship, and resources.
Mr. Tunde Onakoya went ahead to celebrate him on Twitter with pictures from the ceremony. People praised him for believing so much in the young boy despite his supposed limitation.
Again, your only limitation is you. No one is useless. It may be that you have not discovered where you can function and what you are good at.
This summarizes the captivating story of this Nigerian boy, Ferdinand who became a chess champion despite having cerebral palsy.