Homeless 8-y-o Christian refugee who fled Boko Haram wins NY chess championship, donations pour in

By The Christian Post

Christian refugee, Tanitoluwa Adewumi, 8, is New York State's primary chess champion. | Photo: GoFundMe

Thousands of dollars in donations are now pouring in to help find a home for a homeless 8-year-old Christian refugee who fled persecution with his family from Islamist sect Boko Haram in Nigeria, after he beat wealthier competitors to win New York State’s primary chess championship.

The boy, Tanitoluwa Adewumi, who is affectionately called Tani, is currently living with his family in a homeless shelter in Manhattan and only started playing chess just over a year ago, according to an op-ed by The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof.

Tani who is the new state chess king of the kindergarten through third grade level was undefeated at the state tournament earlier this month where he outsmarted children from “elite private schools with private chess tutors,” Kristof said. But he has a bigger ambition.

Source:The Christian Post