A 10-year-old former refugee from Nigeria has become a national chess master after moving to America. In 2017, young Tani and his family were able to relocate to the USA as refugees and they settled in New York City where the boy joined the chess program at his school. He started defeating other young chess players all across New York and went on to win the chess championship for New York state, which gained him international acclaim. Two years later, Tani has become a national chess master for the United States after winning over 2200 victories over his opponents. His proud father, Adewumi, says his son hopes to become the world’s youngest chess grand master. This US immigration success story doesn’t stop here. Adewumi and his family struggled with finding stable housing after moving to the US as refugees and they were temporarily in a New York homeless shelter. An American journalist who is known worldwide wrote an article about young Tani and before long, this Nigerian immigrant family received $254,000 in donations to their GoFundMe account. Today, they are living in a nice home in Port Jefferson , New York. Not only that, Adewumi and his family have established a foundation to raise money to help other children who are in similar situations. A book about Tani has also been published and a movie about his inspiring US immigration experience could be made in the near future. Tani’s family hopes that his story will inspire refugees around the globe to “keep hope alive.” To read more, click here!