Children

The lives of chicken

Manzi is an 11-year-old boy who lives in Rwanda, he is curious about animals, how they reproduce; he wonders how chicken lay eggs. One day, he was asked by his mother to buy sugar at the shop near their house. On his way back home, he met his neighbour, Mwiza, an old lady, and quickly asked her a...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:00am

Make your own rock candy

You will need A wooden skewer (you can also use a clean wooden chopstick) A clothespin 1 cup of water 2-3 cups of sugar A tall narrow glass or jar What to do Clip the wooden skewer into the clothespin so that it hangs down inside the glass and is about 1 inch (2.5 cm) from the bottom of the...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:00am

The value of listening

You remember that one thing that your elders always tell you not to do or ever try? However, with our stubbornness we often go against their warnings and get ourselves in trouble. This reminds me of a story I recently read about the puppy that let curiosity lead it to trouble. As children, I...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:00am

8 confidence boosting tips to improve your self-esteem

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?- Marianne...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:00am

Riddles to boost creative thinking

Q. What goes up a chimney down, but doesn’t go down a chimney up? A. An umbrella. Q. What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs? A. A clock Q. What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? A. Short Q. What word begins and ends with an E but only has one...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:00am

Hugh Masekela: Life and career of the jazz trumpeter

Hugh Ramopolo Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer. He is considered the “father of South African jazz.” Masekela was known for his jazz compositions and for writing well-known anti-apartheid songs...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:00am

Talent: 11-year-old Upadhyay on her passion for music

Divyanshi Upadhyay is a primary six pupil of Excella School in Kimironko, Gasabo District who has made a name for herself thanks to her passion for music. The 11-year-old started writing songs from the age of five. However, the turning point came in 2016 when she started watching a children’s TV...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00am

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