ECU President Silvio Danailov participates in I UNICEF Origami Festival for Chess in School

ECU President Silvio Danailov took part in I UNICEF ORIGAMI FESTIVAL, dedicated to the promotion of the ECU project “Chess in school” in Galicia and Spain.

The event was organized by the Higher school “Pedro Floriani” in collaboration with the city of Redondela and Vigo Chess Club “Xadrez Galego” and was held on June 20-21, 2013 in Redondela, Galicia.

On Thursday June 20th, at 18:30, after the official reception at the City Hall, in the Auditorium Redondela, Mr. Silvio Danailov explained in a very clear and instructive way all the details about the project “Chess in School” of the European Chess Union and focused on the benefits from the introduction of the game of chess in the schools.  The official ceremony was attended by Mr. Javier Bas, Mayor, the Councillors for culture, Mr. Julio Monteagudo, and education, Mrs. Teresa Paris, besides the Director General of Education, Mr. Manuel Corredoira, representing the Galician Government.

On Friday 21st at the Higher school “Pedro Floriani” origami and chess festival was held, which was done with the collaboration of ONCE (National Organization of Spanish Blind). A few games for blind people were played and also a simultaneous game, played by the chess team of the University of Vigo – Galician chess champions for 2012 and 2013.

More than 500 attendees enjoyed the origami workshops, the magic and music performances. The main event was the setting a world record with Chess set, made by paper, weighing nearly 100 kilograms, which was presented by Mr. Silvio Danailov.

All the economic profits collected from the sale of the origami products and participation in the workshops were donated to UNICEF.

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