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 Canadian High Commissioner Tokar playing Chess with 'Area Boys' in Oshodi (Photos)

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Tokar playing chess with area boy at Oshodi underbridge

Canadian High Commissioner, Kevin Tokar was seen in Oshodi Underbridge playing Chess game with popular street urchins, ‘Area Boys.’

The Canadian High Commissioner with one of the street urchins
The Canadian High Commissioner with one of the street urchins

Tokar was in Oshodi Underbridge on Tuesday in the company of eight sailors from the HMCS Goose Bay-a Kingston class patrol ship in the Royal Canadian Navy.

A Canadian woman hugs two of the boys
A Canadian woman hugs two of the boys

He was defeated by one of the boys who had undergone training.

Tunde Onakoya, founder of Chess in Slums Africa has been making wave after using Chess game to lure hoodlums out of their trade at Oshodi underbridge to make them useful in like.

One of the Canadian sailors playing chess with a boy
One of the Canadian sailors playing chess with a boy

Onakoya is a Nigerian chess master, coach and founder of Chess in Slums Africa.

Canadians playing chess with street urchins

He has organized a number of interventions for children across slums in Lagos including Majidun (Ikorodu), Makoko and recently, Oshodi.

Tokar and his team with ‘area boys’ at Oshodi Underbridge

The children are engaged in a 2 weeks session that seeks to unlock their potential through the game of chess while learning to read, write and acquire basic literacy skills.

 

 

 

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