Anyone who grows up in the slums of Nigeria has little chance of a bright future. The organization “Chess in Slums” wants to change that by teaching chess to poor children.

Concentrated, Junior Monday bends over his chessboard on a rickety plastic table. He plays in the shadow of a dilapidated bridge, surrounded by rubbish, broken glass and dust, surrounded by a group of children in Oshodi, one of the most dangerous slums in the Nigerian metropolis of Lagos.