Tani Adewumi, an 8-year old Nigerian refugee seeking asylum in the U.S, recently won the New York State chess championship for his age group and his story is so beautiful.
Tani and his parents Kayode and Oluwatoyin Adewumi fled northern Nigeria in 2017 fearing attacks from Boko Haram and have been living in a homeless shelter in Manhattan since then.
But their story is changing, thanks to Tani’s achievements.
Speaking about chess, Tani told CBS News, “It’s deep thinking, you have to like understand a lot of stuff.” Tani defeated 73 of the best chess players in his age group in New York to win the state championships “I was the first to win states… like my first states to ever go to and win it,” Tani said. “I want to be the youngest grandmaster in the world and beat the world champion’s record,” he added.
Speaking of Tani, his coach at his elementary school P.S. 116, Russell Makofsky said: “His intellect, his aptitude, his capacity to learn chess is off the charts.” “From not playing to beating the best of the best in one year is unheard of, all while living in a homeless shelter,” Makofsky added.
His mother said: “We are grateful to God for giving us the opportunity to put him in a school that he can see his goal and get his career.” According to CBS News, an attorney has volunteered to represent them in their asylum case pro bono. Also, a GoFundMe campaign for the family has raised more than $102,000.
This May, Tani will compete in the national championships.
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Monday Shoutout - Shannon Ables @thesimplyluxuriouslife 🎊
At the beginning of March, the wonderful writer/podcaster/blogger Shannon Ables celebrated her birthday and I thought why not give a Happy Birthday Shoutout?! 🎊
I have been reading Shannon’s blog for over five years as well as listening to her weekly podcasts on regular basis. She is a wealth of information when it comes to good reads, travel recommendations based on her own personal experiences, stylish outfits, delicious recipes (btw she also has a YouTube channel called: Shannon Ables and I am looking forward to season two of her cooking episodes!), with sound ideas for self-development, personal finances and everything that has to do with French living. Her Instagram is filled with beautiful photos (plus her puppies Oscar and Norman 🐶🐶 make regular appearances 🥰) and her website I can devour for hours, same applies to listening to the podcasts - where you can hear her great sense of humor on top! .
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Finally my beautiful cuz of life is 40!!!!!
Let the drum rolls begin 🥁🥁 .
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You make us proud to know you .You are loyal .You always want the best for others .
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Ps join me in wishing such a sweet spirit Happy birthday 🎁🎈🎉