Twin Brothers on a Mission to Spread the Love of Chess to Youngsters in Gauteng


    Caleb and Judah Levitan, twin brothers and chess enthusiasts, are on a quest to share their passion for the game with youngsters in Gauteng. With a vision to grow the game of chess in schools, they have taken it upon themselves to introduce the sport to a new generation.

    Their love affair with chess began at the tender age of six, and since then, they have represented South Africa in several international tournaments. Competing both locally and internationally, they have witnessed the positive impact of chess on their personal development and are now determined to provide the same opportunity to other children.

    Last year, the twins, along with their father, Shaun Levitan, embarked on a fundraising mission to provide chess equipment to primary schools in Johannesburg. Their efforts paid off, securing sponsorships and funding that enabled them to donate chess boards and clocks to 22 schools across the city.

    The official handover ceremony took place at the Gauteng Sports Confederation, attended by officials from the Gauteng Department of Education, the Mayor’s office, Chess South Africa, and Gauteng Schools Chess.

    The recipient schools were overjoyed to receive the equipment, which will enable them to develop their chess skills and talents. But the twins’ commitment doesn’t stop there. They have also pledged to mentor learners at the schools, providing guidance and support to help them improve their game. This will give the youngsters an opportunity to compete and grow, both locally and internationally.

    The 22 schools that benefited from the twins’ initiative are: Roseneath, Berea, Yeoville Community, Yeoville Boys, Moses Kotane, JB Marks, Hector Peterson, to mention a few.

    The Levitan twins’ passion for chess is inspiring, and their dedication to sharing it with others with the aim to transform lives. As they continue to spread the love of chess, they are giving youngsters in Gauteng the opportunity to develop their skills, build their confidence, and become part of a global community of chess enthusiasts.


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