Lifestyle

Coping with the loss of a friend

July 17 was a Friday like any other; normally the highlight of the week at the office. The radio show is easy with live DJ mixes, live streaming and the rest of the day characterised by little pressure. This particular Friday, our colleague Emma said it was his son’s birthday and he wanted us...

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:08am

Local art gallery defying limits of expression through art

The spirit of art brought together a group of eleven young people with a speech impairment to bridge the gap between society and the deaf community. Their art gallery would be the stage to apply their creative skills and imaginations. And indeed it is serving its purpose; apart from developing...

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 12:27am

Teaching in the face of a pandemic: An educator shares her experience

In the face of Covid-19, children have been affected by school closures and lockdowns. Mostly affected are children from vulnerable families that cannot access reliable internet or devices such as laptops, to aid their virtual school learning programme. For this reason, Rwanda Education Board,...

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 12:04am

Covid-19: Need for more coordinated efforts towards home-schooling success

Students across the country would normally be preparing for the second term end of term examinations, commonly known as EOT, about now. This, however, has not been the case as all schools have been closed in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic since mid-March.  Schools...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:08am

Origin of ordinary things: Reusable water bottle

We bring our reusable water bottle to work, the gym, and on hikes. At this point, they’re as essential as our cell phones and car keys when we leave the house every day. During the Medieval Era, however, people drank from water skins made from animal hide. The containers were sometimes...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:07am

Why is cramming not a good way to study?

Annet Teta will never forget how she used to procrastinate when it came to revision, until the last minute.  Teta, a student in Kigali, explains that she wasn’t interested in reading even when the timetable was out — she was mostly engaged in chats with friends on social media...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:06am

How to ensure students are ready for life after school

By understanding productivity strategies at every level, studies have shown that students discover the ways in which they work best, while gaining an appreciation for how others work as well when outside the school environment. More importantly, education experts believe that knowing how to help...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:05am

How young authors are bringing Rwandan characters to life

In 2018, three young Rwandans teamed up with a vision to bring Rwandan characters to life through comic books and illustrations for children and young people. Their organisation, Imanzi Creations, has since produced three books to create inspiring stories for young people. Credia Umuhire Ruzigana,...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:04am

The dangers of poor oral health

Dentist recommend brushing the teeth gently at least two to three times a day. Failure to do so, can lead to a variety of diseases, like health experts explain below.  Dr Michel Mbonimana, a dental surgeon at Kigali Adventist Dental Clinic, says that a condition to be mindful about is...

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 12:08am

What is blood transfusion?

The National Centre for Blood Transfusion (NCBT) normally conducts regular campaigns sensitising people to respond to the noble cause of saving lives. Blood is defined as a body fluid in humans and other animals that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and...

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 12:07am

What you should know about hormonal imbalance

Feeling blue? Can’t seem to find the energy to get out bed? Having trouble focusing on anything? You may assume its depression. But what if it is not? What if your symptoms are due to something else—something that antidepressants won’t help? For example, did you know that hormonal...

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 12:06am

Plums: Health benefits

Plums can be large or small, with red, purple, green, purple flesh. Plum is a fruit of the subgenus prunus of the genus prunus. The subgenus is distinguished from other subgenera (peaches, cherries, bird cherries, etc.) Nutritionists say plums are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, fibre...

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 12:04am

All-female exhibition celebrates women’s place in art industry

Several beautiful artworks were on display when I recently visited Rwanda Art Museum- Kanombe, but this one-piece distinctively stood out for me. It had a simplicity that portrayed a homestead with women and men mingling as they went on with their daily lives. However, there was something about its...

Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 7:48pm

Etiquette: Mastering the art of socialising

If you are an introvert like me then you probably resent the awkwardness that comes with social gatherings. Conversations with strangers and the confusing need to mingle never comes easy.  However, the complex art of socialising and networking is not only tough for introverted people, but...

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:14am

Instagram live with the President; my experience

I recently had the pleasure of being selected among different personalities for an Instagram live interaction with President Paul Kagame. A lot of things ran through my mind. What is it I have always wanted to hear the President say, what question would I ask if I had even one minute to interview...

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:13am

Behind the lens of a fast-rising female photographer

Over the years, photography has been male dominated but some women have tried to break the norm. Take Promesse Assumpta Kamanda Isimbi, for example, a fast-rising Rwandan photographer. For the 26-year-old, photography is a job, a lifestyle and a hobby. She developed her love for photography as a...

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:12am

Dating in the time of Covid-19

If you’re looking for relationship advice, sorry to disappoint you — I’m no love guru. Just saw a piece on single people frustrated that they can’t mix and mingle at this point in time amidst all these lockdowns and social distancing restrictions. With many traditional...

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:11am

Art is a language and therapy, says self-taught recycled paper artist

His artwork stands out in the art gallery at Envision Media Arts Collective, Gishushu. What is uniquely striking, however, is the collection of paper crafts in different shapes and sizes skilfully displayed. Aimable Mugabo, the brains behind the paintings and paper craft, ditched his career dreams...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:51pm

The role of information literacy in education

The threats of social media misinformation, fake news and fast information transmission have made digital tools dangerous for everyone, especially learners. To overcome this, education experts believe that information literacy is required in learning. Information literacy is the set of skills...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:07am

Origin of ordinary things: Pyjamas

Today, globalisation has homogenised our sleeping habits, compared to the past where there was a lot more variety to how people dressed at night. In the middle Ages, according to radicesleep.co, most pyjamas were essentially shapeless with simple trimmings. These were made by the wives and...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:06am

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