This week I met with Robert Katende, best known as "Coach" in the Queen of Katwe Disney movie. Did you know that the movie is true-to-life in nearly every detail? Every chess game is the actual game played thanks to Robert's consulting role.
I was astounded to learn that 41 college degrees have come out of Katwe Uganda so far. Further more, a $150 monthly salary is in the upper end of average earnings.
The movie brought awareness for chess in Uganda and Africa as a whole. But it didn't translate into as much direct support for the persevering work of Katende as one might imagine.