Children share their ideas on why it's important to keep self-respect


Self-respect boosts personal development and improves enlightenment about life and those around you.

Lead your life with a sense of purpose


“There are 5 things you need to know,” he told the pencil, “before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become...

Divine justice: The Stubborn Hunter


Once upon a time, there was a forest. That forest contained many animals. There lived a hunter. He loved hunting rabbits, because he loved the rabbit meat.

Improve your knowledge with interesting facts


Chameleon Tongue Did you know the animal whose length of the tongue is double the length of its body? The Chameleon

Honest friendship

John and James were best friends. They fought for many reasons, but never gave up their friendship. They went in search of a job and visited many places to earn...

Avoid bad company

A rich man had only one son. Due to peer influence, the son joined a bad group. He developed many bad habits.

Children to compete in Bible reading quiz

A religious association for communication based in Rwanda has organised a reading competition for children aged between 10-13.

Why it's important to be truthful


Truthfulness is the greatest and most important of all human virtues. Truthfulness means to speak the truth habitually. A truthful man will never tell a lie. He always says what...

Activities that will make children's holiday tick


There are a number of activities children engage in every holiday. Some of those activities include playing different games and sports, visiting different recreational centres and amusement parks, as well...

Always be careful with your actions


There was once an adventurous goat. He was young, frisky and curious. He would ask, “What lies on the other side?” The other goats just bleated and ate more grass.

Competitiveness key in a pupil's growth


Being competitive means striving to be better than others in an active environment. It can mean possession of a strong desire to be more successful than others.

In Rwamagana, children are agents of change for hygiene promotion


Emmelyne is four years old and attends the Early Childhood Development and Family (ECD&F) Centre in Ntunga Village in Rwamagana District, Eastern Province. During class, Emmelyne learned that she must...

Picture books: Why they are a favourite for pupils


It is evident that pupils love picture books. In many primary schools, pupils always rush to libraries to get their favourite picture books before their colleagues get a hand on...

Children Times magazine in partnership with UNICEF Rwanda


Children Times, published in partnership with UNICEF Rwanda has been revamped. The magazine has a new look and is now filled with children centric stories written by children themselves, fun...

Sports in the eyes of pupils


When you ask pupils how important sports is at school, majority say it’s their source of fun, good friendships, skills and one of the reasons why they go and enjoy...

“Kwiga Birashimisha - Learning is fun," says Damascene


Damascene is a 13-year-old boy living in Gicumbi District. Due to a visual impairment, Damascene had never attended school. His parents thought his vision would make it too difficult for...

How I stopped telling lies


To tell a lie is to purposely say something that is not true because you want to make other people believe it. If you’re a child who likes to tell...

Improve your vocabulary with Idioms

Fish out of water - Being somewhere you don’t belong

ICT in the eyes of pupils


It is true that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is on the rise, and the impact is not only seen among adults, but children as well. Presently, different primary schools...

A father learns a lesson from his son


Velan was a carpenter. He lived in a village. His mother died a long time back. His aged father, Kuppan, lived with him. Kuppan was very weak. He could not...

Learn about idioms


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...

What story would you like tell about Rwanda? Pupils of GS Gatenga share their ideas


Here is my story especially to people who are not familiar with our culture.

Movie review: The Rescuers


When villainess Madame Medusa (voiced by Geraldine Page) kidnaps an orphan girl named Penny (Michelle Stacy) to help her find an enormous diamond, the police can’t find her-so two intrepid...

Thanks to quality pre-primary learning, children aspire to contribute to the development of their country

Keza is five years old. She is in her last year of pre-primary school at Gasanze School. She is excited about graduating from pre-primary and speaks happily about her teachers...