Lifestyle

Sex education and the fight against teenage pregnancy

Youngsters uneducated about sex are more likely to have unintended pregnancies. This is because they do not fully understand the biological and emotional aspects associated with sexual intercourse. Therefore, educationists say, it is important and timely for teachers to consider incorporating...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:07am

Origin of ordinary things: High heels

While heels are a representative of femininity and glamour, almost solely designed for women, the high heel was originally considered men’s apparel. According to Teen Vogue, the origin of high-heels can be traced back to 15th Century Persia when soldiers wore them to help secure their feet...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:06am

How bullying in schools breeds failure

Gloria Kamikazi, a form six graduate, didn’t have it smooth in school. Born with a speech disorder – stammering – it was hard for her to let out a word or complete a sentence. And as if that wasn’t enough, a group of students mimicked the way she talked. Tears were the...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:06am

How teachers can assist students in the new academic year

Learners tend to set goals with each new academic year. They do this mostly in a bid to advance their academic performance.  It is important to note, however, that when it comes to students’ learning goals, teachers, as well as parents, have a big role to play, especially in terms of...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:05am

Raising successful children

Having a happy and successful child is every parent’s wish, but it comes at a price. It is not just about money, but, time, sacrifice, and alliance. It is a parent’s responsibility to help their children use their abilities to always develop cumulative skills that help form the...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:04am

Car-Free Day: Why you should opt in

In a bid to promote a healthy lifestyle for the Rwandan population, in 2016, the City of Kigali, together with Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), partnered to promote Car-Free Day. The initiative was launched to encourage mass sports and promote early detection and prevention through non-...

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 12:08am

Community health workers: Facilitating the growth of Rwanda’s health sector

Community health workers (CHWs) have played an important role when it comes to primary health care delivery. Community health workers are members of a community chosen by members or organisations to provide basic medical care, and are capable of providing preventive and rehabilitation care....

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 12:07am

The benefits and dangers of cassave

In Rwanda, cassava or ‘imyumbati’ as it’s locally known, is among the staple foods consumed in the country. The root is versatile and can be eaten whole, chopped or ground into flour to make bread, for example. Nutritionists say cassava is loaded with nutritional benefits,...

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 12:06am

The importance of early vision screening

When David Bimenyimana, a resident of Musanze District, was in primary school, one of his eyes suffered difficulty. When his parents realised this, they took him to herbalist for treatment, and not a health centre. The eye continued to get complications. Now 20 years old, Bimenyimana, a...

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 12:05am

Diarrhoeal disease, a major cause of death among children

According to World Health Organization (WHO), diarrhoeal disease is the second leading cause of death in children under five years of age. Every year, diarrhoea kills around 525,000 children under five. “Worldwide, there are approximately 1.7 billion cases of childhood diarrhoeal disease,...

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 12:04am

The hurdles of house hunting for women in Rwanda

“After graduation, I happened to get a job from the company I did an internship from. I finally wanted to be independent because the job paid me well. To my dismay, looking for a house didn’t seem as easy as I expected. I thought all one needed was money to get a house, but I was...

Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 12:06am

Mutimawurugo on championing anti-drug use in schools

In 2019, singer Claire Mutimawurugo launched ‘Hashya Ibiyobyabwenge’, a campaign that aims at fighting drug use in Rwandan schools as she looks to contribute to the country’s drive against drug use. Having had a successful campaign in schools in the City of Kigali last year,...

Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 12:05am

Would you rather be book or street smart?

My belated congratulations to all the students who made headlines for scoring top marks in the recently released national exam results. Well done. Your friends, teachers and parents must be proud and hopefully, this sets you on a path to an even greater future. You all got me wishing I’...

Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 12:05am

Are you on a progressive life journey?

Who are you? That may be a strange question and you’re probably wondering why anyone would pose it. Stay with me. You might be inclined to think of your name. Sorry. Not quite. Perhaps you’re a father, mother, brother, sister, friend, husband, wife, colleagues and so on? Sorry, you...

Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 12:04am

Infidelity: Can marriage survive an affair?

James Mugisha had what he considered a good marriage with his wife. They did everything together as a loving couple, and in the five years they had been married, he never once doubted his choice for a marriage partner. But earlier last year, things suddenly changed. His normally caring and...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:07am

Till death do us part, but how about family?

The world is watching as a very prominent couple separates itself from family. When Meghan got married to Prince Harry a lot of people expected there to be some sort of destabilisation between him and his elder brother William, what the world didn’t anticipate was that it would happen this...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:06am

The Simple Explanation: Prince Harry and Meghan step down

Prince Harry quit his job? How can a senior royal quit their job? They are senior royals; they are already unemployed! Unemployed people can’t quit jobs! Let me explain. The British Royal family used to rule a massive global empire, but have since waned in influence to this small cabal...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:05am

70-year-old Bamurangirwa on finding her purpose through writing books

At the age of 70, Patricia Bamurangirwa has five books to her name, released in a span of seven years. Born in Rwanda in 1949, Bamurangirwa’s family fled the country first as refugees to Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, and later to Tanzania and Kenya.  Shortly after they...

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:16am

The emotional effects of recurrent pregnancy loss

For Rosette Mukamwezi, the prospect of motherhood was crushed by the horrendous episodes of miscarriage. Having been married for over 20 years now, Mukamwezi has been trying to get pregnant, but every time she managed to conceive, it ended in miscarriage. This one time she managed to carry her...

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:15am

Can you get pregnant on your period?

Dear Doctor, How likely is it to get pregnant on or around your period? If so, how does it come about? Dinah Dear Dinah Usually, a period is considered to be a safe time to have sex, for someone who doesn’t want to get pregnant.  The chances of fertility are considered low...

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:14am

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