Children

Why do we need to be more giving this festive season? Children share their thoughts

The festive season is a good time to give back to the community and help those who are needy.  When you give it is a sign of being compassionate to the needy and a sign of sowing good seeds to those around you. It’s a value that shows responsibility and a heart of charity. Melisa...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00am

World Children’s Day: Call for end to child rights abuse

Children have called for an end to child labour and respect for their rights. The call was made on Monday during the World Children’s Day celebrations that were held in Rubavu District. Through a series of drama skits, poems, songs and speeches, the children, among other things, apportioned...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:00am

The love for our parents

Since I love reading, I have come across different stories some of which were inspiring, educative, entertaining and an eye-opener, among others. Some of these stories have influenced my decisions, choices, behaviour and how I live with people around me. For two years now, the story of a son and...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:00am

Improve your English language skills and knowledge through idioms

Idiom: a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language. Every language has its own collection of wise sayings. They offer advice about how to live and also transfer some underlying ideas, principles and values of a given culture / society. A hot potato Speak of an issue (...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:00am

Julius Kambarage Nyerere: Tanzanian anti-colonial activist, politician, and political theorist

Julius Kambarage Nyerere (13 April 1922 – 14 October 1999) was a Tanzanian anti-colonial activist, politician, and political theorist. He governed Tanganyika as its Prime Minister from 1961 to 1963 and then as its President from 1963 to 1964, after which he led its successor state, Tanzania,...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:00am

Kids ‘take over’ UN for World Children’s Day

World Children’s Day – celebrated annually on 20 November, this year marked the twentieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and also saw young people take over roles in government, media, and even at the United Nations, to raise awareness about issues important...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:00am

INTERVIEW: Primary school children share ideas on how to be fruitful in one’s free time

I think fun, and leisure activities make a better and productive holiday than any other activity. Personally, I am thinking of interacting with fellow children, reading, sharing experiences, and most importantly playing with others this holiday. Kerry Emmanuel, 12 years old Learning is an...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:00am

Children share ideas on how to prevent malnutrition in children

Desire Nyandwi  Desire Nyandwi, 14 years old Many children don’t choose what they eat, and thus it remains the responsibility of their parents to ensure that they are free from malnutrition related problems. This can be done by teaching people about malnutrition; its causes, effects and...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:00am

8-year-old boy recognised for repairing leaking water pipe

Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) last week recognised an 8–year-old boy for being exemplary after repairing a leaking water pipe in Kicukiro District. Yasiri Rukundo is a P2 pupil at Rugarama Primary School in Nyamirambo Sector, Nyarugenge District. A month ago, Rukundo was pictured by a...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:00am

Local artists join UNICEF to create new learning materials for children

Rwandan artists in the fields of media, animation, graphic designing, music, and persons with disabilities were thrilled to create age-appropriate and child-friendly content and materials in their respective fields. During a six-day workshop for communication and early childhood development...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:00am

UNICEF calls for child-friendly communication materials

A negative experience or absence of stimulation at an early age can have serious and sustained negative effects on the child, experts in early childhood development have said. The remarks were made Monday during the opening of the a six-day workshop on innovative development communication for...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Students fundraise for diabetic children

About Rwf1million was last week collected during a students’ talent show organised to raise funds for diabetic children at Lycée de Kigali. The fundraising was organised to help the diabetic kids that are undergoing treatment at Mwurire Diabetic Centre in Rwamagana. The event tattracted students...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Why we must respect our parents

There are many reasons for us as children to love our parents, but I think the most important of all is because they love and care about us unconditionally. One day in class, our club teacher talked to us about the sacrifices that our parents do everyday to keep us safe and smiling, and she also...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Smart learning with riddles

What 5-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? Find a number less than 100 that is increased by one-fifth of its value when its digits are reversed. A bat and a ball cost $1.10. The bat costs one dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? What letter comes next...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions: This goal is one of the most important. Goal 16 is about ending violence everywhere. It is also about strong and fair government. Rwanda says “no” to corruption and works hard to maintain peace. What can we do to encourage peace in our...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Picture of the Week

Children at an early childhood development centre. Learning about shapes, colours, and numbers is an important way to make your brain strong when you are young.  

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

How can we give back to our parents for their love and sacrifice? Children share their ideas

I think when we do well, for instance score good grades at school, and most importantly work hard and succeed in our daily activities, our parents feel proud. By feeling proud of us, they feel their efforts are not in vain. I think that the only payment our parents need is to see us honouring their...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Why I love basketball

Hi, I’m Gideon, 12 years old in grade 7.  I want to share with you my basketball story. I don’t know how much you already know about the game. But let me tell you what I know about it. Basketball is not just a game it is also a passion. It is enjoyed by millions of people around...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

STORY CORNER: The importance of working hard

As children we are told every time both at home and school to work hard in our everyday activities and it comes with the old saying that ‘you reap what you sow’. There is a story I read long time that I believe teaches the importance of working hard. Once upon a time, two friends...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00am

Brain teasers - Icebreaker ideas

Who is bigger: Mr. Bigger, Mrs. Bigger, or their baby? The baby, because he is a little bigger. Mike is a butcher. He is 5’10” tall. What does he weigh? Meat A farmer has 17 sheep and all but nine die. How many are left? Nine How far can a rabbit run into the woods? Halfway....

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00am