New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

The New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education provides child specialist education classes to help gifted children develop their talents and interact with others.

The organisation received $2,783 to provide its 11 MindPlus classes throughout the country with chess sets.

MindPlus provides gifted children from the ages of six to 13 with intellectual, creative, social and emotional learning and support. Chess is an important part of the programme and is used as a tool to teach the children critical thinking skills through the process of problem solving.