Children

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

Kwame Nkrumah: Ghana’s first president and a revered panafrican

Kwame Nkrumah (21 September 1909 – 27 April 1972) was the first prime minister and president of Ghana, having led it to independence from Britain in 1957. An influential advocate of Pan-Africanism, Nkrumah was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and winner of the Lenin...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00am

SDG 14: Life below water:

SDG 14: Life below water: Part of protecting the planet means protecting the places where plants and animals live. That means we have to keep our oceans, lakes, and rivers safe and healthy. SDG 15: Life on land: In Rwanda, this goal means we have to protect our forests, because trees are...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00am

Picture of the Week

November 20th is Universal Children’s Day. That’s your day! We’re getting ready for a “children’s takeover”, where children will be participating in high level events around Rwanda. How will you be involved?  / ©UNICEF Rwanda/2017/Nkinzingabo.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00am

The value of togetherness

One day our teacher told us a story of a certain village near a jungle. The village cows used to go up to the jungle in search of food. In the forest there lived a wicked lion. He used to kill a cow now and then and eat her. This was happening for quite sometime. The cows were frightened. One day...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:00am

Haile Selassie: The great Ethiopian emperor who fended off colonial invasion from Italy

Haile Selassie (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975), born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael, was Ethiopia’s regent from 1916 to 1930 and emperor from 1930 to 1974. He also served as Chairperson of the Organisation of African Unity from 25 May 1963 to 17 July 1964 and 5 November 1966 to 11...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:00am

SDG 12: Responsible consumption and Production:

SDG 12: responsible consumption and production: This goal means that cities should have nice buildings and good technology that makes life easier for people. It also means we should encourage each other to make new things and share our new ideas. SDG 13: climate action: SDG 13: is one of the...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:00am

Improve your English with Tongue Twisters

Does your sport shop stock short socks with spots? Many mumbling mice are making merry music in the moonlight. The boot black brought the black boot back. A synonym for cinnamon is a cinnamon synonym. Super-duper storm troopers whoop it up at Death Star groupers: helmet thrashing, rebel bashing...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:00am

Picture of the Week

Sometimes to protect the environment, we have to help plants grow. When our planet is strong, we’re strong too!  

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:00am

As a child, what’s the most important life value to you? Children share experiences

Jacky Murekatete Discipline is a must-have life value for all children. Our teacher once told us that discipline in life has many benefits like helping us to remain focused, stay healthy and avoid problems. I believe that discipline is the foundation of academic success, talent discovery and...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:00am

SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

The purpose of SDG 10 is to make everyone more equal! This means all people should have opportunity, safe and clean places to live, enough money, good schools and doctors, and lots of other things.     Send us your ideas at: childrentimes@newtimes.co.rw and you could win a prize!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:00am

William Shakespeare: Renowned English playwright and poet

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616), was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist.[2] He is often called England’s national poet, and the “Bard of Avon...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:00am

Story Corner: The ideal child

An ideal child is good-tempered. He does not become angry when things seem to go against him or decisions are not in his favour. An ideal child is hard-working. Whatever he does he does it to the best of his capacity and keeps on doing in the face of almost certain failure. He always thinks...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:00am

Tongue twisters for smart pupils

Round the rough and rugged rock the ragged rascal rudely ran. All I want is a proper cup of coffee, Made in a proper copper coffee pot I may be off my dot But I want a cup of coffee From a proper coffee pot.   Tin coffee pots and iron coffee pots They’re no use to me - If I can...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:00am

Picture of the Week

Children play together. When everyone is equal, it means we all have the chance to learn and grow and go to school. Let’s all work together for equality in our country!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:00am

Children talk about their personal abilities and aspirations

Nadine Iradukunda Apart from being among the best students in our class academically, I’m also a good artist. I’m a creative painter and I have over 10 well-drawn and coloured paintings in my name. I want to become a professional artist in future so that I do what I love full-time. Nadine...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:00am

Four Friends

Once upon a time in a small village lived four Brahmins named Satyanand, Vidhyanand, Dharmanand and Sivanand. They had grown up together to become good friends. Satyanand, Vidhyanand and Dharmanand were very knowledgeable. But Sivanand spent most of his time eating and sleeping. He was considered...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 12:00am