Phiona inspires young girls to never give up no matter the circumstance
Given the circumstances Phiona faced, it was very easy for her to give up in the process of achieving the chess championship. Coming from a slum she competed with people with more privileged backgrounds but that did not stop her from her mindset to achieve. She proves the mission of LHF that any girl no matter her circumstance can become achievers and can break all limits
Phiona encourages young women to break all limits
it was uncommon to find an uneducated girl playing chess but Phiona pursued it and excelled at it. Go for your goal, develop our skill and break all limits!!!
Phiona shows that losing doesn’t mean you are a failure
She lost her first big game but it did not stop her from going back at it. Sometimes people fail in the journey to their goals but losing doesn’t make you a failure. LHF equips you with tools to guide you so even if you lose at your first try you get back up and try again.
Phiona refuses to be limited by the narrow-minded attitudes of others.
Phiona did not let stereotype define her. Phiona did not let the attitude of a boy who insulted her get to her. She put her eyes on the goal and turned out winning the game. Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do
Phiona shows the importance and difference a sponsor can make
Her chess teacher saw talent and skill and supported her, encouraging her to never give up her dreams. LHF supports and young women to pursue their dreams and defy all odds to become better contributors to her society