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

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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...

The love for our parents

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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,...

Improve your English language skills and knowledge through idioms

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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...

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

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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...

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...

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...

Children share ideas on how to prevent malnutrition in children

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...

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

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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...

Local artists join UNICEF to create new learning materials for children

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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.

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.

Students fundraise for diabetic children

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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...

Why we must respect our parents

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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...

Smart learning with riddles

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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

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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....

Picture of the Week

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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. / ©UNICEF Rwanda/2017.

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...

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...

STORY CORNER: The importance of working hard

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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...

Brain teasers - Icebreaker ideas

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Who is bigger: Mr. Bigger, Mrs. Bigger, or their baby? The baby, because he is a little bigger.

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

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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...

SDG 14: Life below water:

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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.

Picture of the Week

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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...

The value of togetherness

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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...

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

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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...