Women

The Counsellor's thoughts...

Dear Brenda Your question cuts across multiple issues that require careful consideration and shrewd technique in handling them. First of all, before making any major career decisions to leave a job, there is need to think cautiously and avoid cases of stagnation and dilemma when disappointments...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Why do I always get fired?

Dear Counsellor, I dropped out of school after my uncle who was paying for my education passed on. I have moved from home to home and worked for all sorts of families but something always happens and I’m sent away. A couple of months ago, I found employment with a couple who asked me to look...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:00am

I want to be my own boss

Dear Counsellor, Three months ago, I quit my job because I couldn’t stand my boss’ attitude. He was rude and unappreciative of anything good around the office. I merely said I had to leave abruptly for personal reasons. I then started working at my father’s public relations firm...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Why does my baby snore?

Dear Doctor,My two-year-old daughter started snoring. It’s been a month and the snoring keeps getting louder. Sometimes she sounds like she is having difficulty breathing. But she doesn’t have the flu. Does she have nasal problems that need to be checked out? I’ve tried giving her...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Eat smart for a healthier brain

There’s no denying that as we age chronologically, our body ages right along with us. But research is showing that you can increase your chances of maintaining a healthy brain well into your old age if you add these “smart” foods to your daily eating regimen.. Blueberries....

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Elections: Who will win the women's vote?

At least 3,718,502 women are expected to vote in the forthcoming presidential polls due on August 4. This number will account for 54% of the 6,888,592 people registered to vote. If we are to go by this voter demographics, one would safely say that the women’s vote will significantly determine who...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Employers should put workers at the heart of their strategies - Umunyana

Denise Umunyana saw an opportunity and went right for it; with enough experience and willpower, she ventured into a fairly untapped field, human resource. With an MBA in Human Resource Management, the 36-year-old co-started Right Seat Ltd, a management company that supports organisations by helping...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:00am

The Counsellor's thoughts...

Dear Charlotte A responsible man with dignity cannot date two girls from the same family at the same time. This is a clear-cut red flag that your boyfriend is dishonest and chances are that he’ll keep disappointing you even more dreadfully in the future. Honesty in any relationship is...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Is my husband dating my sister?

Dear Counsellor, I am the first born in my family and our parents died 10 years ago in a car accident. I was left with no other option but to take responsibility for everything at home. I had to raise my four siblings, which made me drop out of school and watch them study. I got married three...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:00am

I want to be my own boss

Dear Counsellor, Three months ago, I quit my job because I couldn’t stand my boss’ attitude. He was rude and unappreciative of anything good around the office. I merely said I had to leave abruptly for personal reasons. I then started working at my father’s public relations firm...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:00am

How can I deal with my baby's cold?

Dear Doctor,My three-week-old baby recently caught the flu from his two-year-old sister. I spend sleepless nights watching over him. I, however, would like you to recommend something that will help his blocked nose. He has difficulty breathing through his mouth. Everything I’ve read online...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Eat smart for a healthier brain

There’s no denying that as we age chronologically, our body ages right along with us. But research is showing that you can increase your chances of maintaining a healthy brain well into your old age if you add these “smart” foods to your daily eating regimen.. Blueberries....

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Why women in arts are struggling to claim their place

IT was a thorny start for musician Yvonne Mujyemana aka Queen Cha when she set out to pursue a music career in 2012. Her family could not imagine their daughter joining a profession that every one despised. They believed it would mark the end of her education since “she would drop out of school...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:00am

Is it menopause causing my voice to become hoarse?

Dear Doctor, I recently noticed change in my voice as it is becoming hoarse. Now that I have begun my menopause, should I take it as the cause or is there need to seek medication. Harriet Dear Harriet, Change of voice and hoarseness is indeed a symptom of menopause, which is often overlooked....

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:00am

Teenage pregnancy: Why the picture is still gloomy

Twenty four year-old Josiane Bwiza dropped out of school when she was only 16 years old. Her dropping out had nothing to do with lack of school fees. It was a result of teenage pregnancy, a problem that has persisted despite concerted efforts to stamp out the problem. “I used to go out with a man...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Gahimakazi on why she opted for business upon returning to Rwanda

Twenty-five years ago, Yvonne Gahimakazi an entrepreneur, fled the country to Italy to pursue her dreams. While there, she studied political science to contribute to the peace building of her country. Currently, she runs several businesses, including Gahima Communications (gcom) where she is the...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 12:00am

How 19-year-old Ingabire is changing lives of teen mothers

A group of about 30 young women gather outside the church. They are not here for prayers but have a common challenge that unites them. They all became mothers at a teenage age. At this spot located in Maranyundo cell, Nyamata sector in Bugesera District in the Eastern Province, they meet to share...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:00am

Widows: Facing life after death of the family breadwinner

It hasbeen three hard years since Jeanine Mukabacondo lost her husband Patrick Kanyamibwa in a motor accident.  After six years of courtship, the couple walked down the aisle in 2012 and had a child not long after. They had only been married for two years when the tragic incident happened. Only...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:00am

What the Budget means for women empowerment drive

Womenempowerment has always been at the forefront of Rwanda’s tireless efforts. Results have certainly been achieved with an increasing number of women taking part in various development aspects of the country. In the 2017/2018 fiscal year, the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:00am

How do I handle my toddler’s eczema?

Dear Doctor, My two-year-old daughter was born with eczema and for the last couple of weeks, it has been unbearable. I’ve visited doctors who gave us medicine but nothing seems to help with the itching. She has wounds on her body as a result from the scratching and it doesn’t look good...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:00am