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This eight-year-old homeless, refugee chess champion now has a place to live. And so much more.

via GoFundMe Earlier this month, Upworthy shared the remarkable story of Tanitoluwa “Tani” Adewumi, the eight-year-old refugee who won the New York State Scholastic Championships tournament for kindergarten through third grade. His family fled Nigeria in 2017 to avoid being killed by Boko Haram terrorists. At the time he won the championship, he had only been playing chess for only about a year. During the same period, he and his family lived in a homeless shelter in […]

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