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Adapting to online education

The occurrence of COVID-19 has seen schools temporarily closed, and learners at home until further notice. With no social activities going on anymore for a while, as a way to cope with this, GAMA ART Rwanda offers students with an interest in fine art and music an escape.  GAMA ART...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:09am

Origin of ordinary things: Binoculars

Binocular is an optical instrument for providing a magnified view of distant objects, consisting of two similar telescopes, one for each eye, mounted on a single frame. They are also known as field glasses which provide a magnified view of distant objects. The device comes in handy when watching...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:08am

Keeping up with home-schooling

With schools across the country closed and the reopening time uncertain, the Ministry of Education has been gathering online teaching materials, looking for ways to keep kids engaged beyond the limited hours of remote-learning school days. However, education experts suggest that blended learning...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:08am

Activists vie for easy-to-use learning tools for vulnerable students

Activists have called on government, through the Ministry of Education, to put in place easy-to-use distance learning tools for vulnerable students with no access to internet and smart devices, such as smart phones and computers, so they can benefit during lockdown. E-learning tools that have so...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:07am

Five ways to develop skills during lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to distress the world, however, governments have been taking drastic steps to stop the spread. Like the decision to close schools and higher learning institutions. For most, this is a severe interruption of the academic year as the bricks-and-mortar lecturing...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:06am

Students’ corner: A mighty turn of events

Let’s go back to the time when life was normal. Jokes sounded funny and prayers were not a way of life. A period where a gathering of people was permitted. A time where leaving home for work, or other errands, was the agenda, and school going kids sang merry songs on the bus back home. A...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:04am

First aid: What to do before medical help arrives

According to experts, when it comes to first aid, a victim’s situation can be saved or worsened in a few minutes depending on the intervention done within that critical time. As such, life-saving techniques should be embraced in case of emergencies; such as drowning, accidents, heart...

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:22am

COVID 19: Minimising the risks

The novel coronavirus is a unique virus with rare characteristics. Whereas some people can recover from the illness without needing special treatment, in other cases, the disease can be severe and even fatal. Because of its newness, there’s still a lot that researchers haven’t...

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:21am

Looking after your mental health during lockdown

The world continues to grapple with the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with thousands of cases and ensuing deaths reported, leading to a total lockdown in many countries. Experts believe that this may cause short and long-term psychological problems. Sylvestre Twizerimana, a...

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:20am

Power of pineapple

The pineapple is a tropical plant with edible fruit, also called a pineapple and the most economically significant plant in the family Bromeliaceae. The pineapple is indigenous to South America, where it has been cultivated for many centuries, according to online sources. Pineapple is packed...

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:18am

Bored? You can still ‘party’ in isolation

Whether you’re working from home, or staying in with the kids following the latest COVID-19 lockdown, staying indoors for 24 hours at home, let alone a number of days, can be extremely boring and mind-boggling. With all bars closed and unnecessary social gatherings banned, people will not...

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 12:22am

Social distancing IS here

Lately I have had a constant nagging to check on an old friend, but stopped myself each time I picked the phone to call because I don’t know what they will think. Am I checking on them because I really care or am I idly scrolling through the phone calling random numbers? Let me chill....

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 12:21am

Kylie Jenner criticised for being ‘Kylie Jenner’

Kylie Jenner has a pair of chopsticks worth $450 dollars that she showed followers on Instagram recently. As a result of this display, a deluge of condemnation and denouncements have fallen upon the girl, angry and furious scolding from the ‘outrage addicts on social media’. Let me...

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 12:21am

The man who introduced me to country music

“Coward of the County” was the very first Kenny Rogers song I ever listened to and I’ve been hooked to his music since. “Everyone considered him, the coward of the county, he never stood one single time to prove the county wrong... Promise me son not to do the things I...

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 12:20am

A Genocide survivor’s will to empower former street children

As a Genocide survivor, Maurice Kwizerimana witnessed what most children had to go through during and after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. He saw the suffering they had to endure to sustain themselves, especially those who had lost parents.  The kids had to endure dangerous living...

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:06am

Obesity and stigma: A woman’s journey to a healthy lifestyle

It all started when she had just given birth to her second child. Her weight began to escalate and as a result, she began experiencing chronic back problems. “I found difficulty in even small things like bathing. The doctors said that obesity was the sole cause and advised me to lose...

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:05am

COVID-19: A guide to e-learning resources amid lockdown

When Edna Mugunga first heard that there was a possibility of the initial two week suspension of schools being extended, she was worried about how she would keep up with academics. The 17-year-old and S6 six candidate at Lycée de Kigali tells Education that one week in, things are going...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:23am

Origin of ordinary things: The syringe

Syringes are pretty basic, standard items that are used daily in the medical industry because of their complete effectiveness. A syringe is a simple pump consisting of a plunger that fits tightly into a cylindrical tube.  According to ominisurge.co.za, the word “syringe” is...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:22am

The role of leisure to students’ wellbeing

Work without play surely breeds dullness. Imagine having a sequence of learning without taking a break, or resting enough—it can wear one out.  Herbert Mutabazi is a senior six graduate; he recalls when he thought passing and excellence in academics required continuous reading. He...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:21am

COVID-19: Why Rwanda should embrace blended learning

Since the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Rwanda, the government tightened measures it deemed adequate to mitigate the risks of transmission of the virus. Among others, a decision that all schools and higher education institutions (both public and private) would close for an initial two-week...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:20am