Children

Riddles to boost creative thinking

Q. What goes up a chimney down, but doesn’t go down a chimney up? A. An umbrella. Q. You take away whole and some still remains. What is it? A. Wholesome. Q. What has holes and can still hold water? A. A sponge! Q. What do you call a train full of toffee? A. A chew-chew train! Q....

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00am

What do you know about yourself?

1. Who’s your best friend, and is he or she helping you in your life? 2. What do you want to be when you grow up? 3. What sports team do you support? 4. What are the five best things about being you? 5. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen or done? 6. If you had three...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Why I like doing household tasks

One time our class teacher taught about chores and how important it is towards our growth and development. It was obvious in my class that the majority of my colleagues don’t enjoy doing home chores as most of them look at chores as punishments from their parents. Our teacher told us that...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00am

What moves the real estate market?

In my view, I think real estate revolves around property, location, price (basing on budget), stability and opinion of a person buying the property. The property is mostly referred to as buildings or land. I’m going to talk about the different factors highlighted above and how they affect...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Why we must all fight global warming

Global warming refers to the general increase of temperature on the earth’s surface. Global warming has different causes and effects on people, animals and plants in general. In this article, I will be talking about many of the processes and things that lead to global warming which include...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Innovation: 14-year-old pupil making paper charcoal

Meet Divin Lionel Dushimimana, the face behind paper charcoal. The 14-year-old says when he hatched the idea last year it seemed like a joke and a bit childish. At some point, his parents thought it was wastage of time, but he didn’t give up. He believes that the paper charcoal would help...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

Diet coke and mentos explosion

You will need diet coke and mentos for this experiment to work. Leave the diet coke in its plastic bottle and do this experiment outside to prevent damage around the house. The first step is to open the diet coke bottle. The second is to put mentos in the diet coke. Before you put the mentos in...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

Five reasons your kids should attend Sunday School

Life can be hectic, and if you find it challenging just to make it to the worship service at your church, you might not be even be able to think about getting your children to Sunday school. However, it’s great to have the support of the church as you teach your children the truths of...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o: An icon of African literature

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o (Gikuyu pronunciatio; born 5 January 1938) is a Kenyan writer, formerly working in English and now working in Gikuyu. His work includes novels, plays, short stories, and essays, ranging from literary and social criticism to children’s literature. He is the...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

Radisson Blu Hotel brings Christmas to former street kids

To spread the holiday cheer, Radisson Blu Hotel last week hosted a luncheon for over 120 children from Centre Cyprien et Daphrose Rugamba, Mai Childhood Academy popularly known as ‘Kwa Gisimba’ orphanage and Nyamirambo Women Centre. The children aged between 7 and 13 share a common background of...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am

New Year must-have goals for every student

The New Year is a great time to reflect on the changes you want to or need to make. As a student look at ways to improve yourself, set goals and work hard towards achieving them. l Believe in yourself that you can achieve anything you focus on. Have a positive attitude towards learning and be...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am

The young rich author

Cyusa was 21 years old and his dream was to become a big author. He loved to write and read books every time. He had already written some books. He also had a dream of publishing all those books but he couldn’t because he had a very poor background. When he made 22, he decided to find a...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am

Creative thinking with riddles

Q. What do you get if you throw butter? A. A butterfly!   Q. What has a neck but can’t swallow? A. A bottle.   Q. What did the joey say to the turtle? A. “I can take my home with me too.”   Q. What do you call a sheep with no legs? A. A cloud!   Q....

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am

Starch power experiment

For this starch power experiment, you will need only three things to make it work; some water, a bowl and cornstarch. The first step is to put some cornstarch in the bowl. The second and last step is to put water in the bowl with cornstarch and mix it together. To make sure the experiment worked...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am

Learners on goals students should set to succeed in the new year

Being confident and believing in one-self has helped many to excel. So this New Year it’s important that every pupil embraces self-confidence and passion in their studies. Confidence gives energy to do more work and being passionate helps you to find courage, commitment and creativity to...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am

Kigali Marriott hosts children to Christmas party

Kigali Marriott Hotel   staff last week visited Masaka District Hospital and threw a Christmas party to bring hope to sick children being taken care of at this hospital. The party involved taking photos with Santa Claus, giving gifts to children, dances, and traditional plays, where the Marriott...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Kali the young entrepreneur

In a small village called Bweje in the country of Jungu, there lived a father and a mother who had two children. The first born was called Kali and the second one Kamu. Kali was always one of the best in the class. Kali loved entrepreneurship and also succeeded in it more than his other class mates...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Creative communication: Learn idioms

l Get cold feet - Be nervous l A rip off - Too expensive l Get a kick out of - Enjoy l Read between the lines - Find the hidden meaning l Have mixed feelings - Unsure how you feel l Draw a blank - Can’t remember l Have a change of heart - Changed your mind l Be second to none - Be the...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Jack the sailor

In the ancient times there were some sailors who lived in a village called Rulindo. The village was near an Island. One day a smart and wise sailor called Jack was steering around the Island. He heard a strange noise. Then he looked behind and saw a storm coming.  He tried to escape from the...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Diffusion

You will need two glasses of water, one with hot water(A), another one with cold water(B) and two types of liquid food colours. Step 1: Fill glass(A) with hot water and glass(B) with cold water. Step 2: In both glass A and B add some drops of food colour but different colours, for example in A...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:00am