Small Caucasus country is the first in the world to make chess mandatory in schools, aiming to build a better society. The chess initiative is not only meant to scout young talent but also build a better society., Armenia’s education minister, told the project is aimed at fostering creative thinking.
“Chess develops various skills – leadership capacities, decision-making, strategic planning, logical thinking, and responsibility,” Ashotyan said. “We are building these traits in our youngsters. The future of the world depends on such creative leaders who have the capacity to make the right decisions, as well as the character to take responsibility for wrong decisions.”