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Boost your mind with online extra-curricular activities

During this period when learners are home, educators believe they have a lot more free time on their hands, which they can use for other activities, not just classwork. Like classwork, there are online platforms that offer studies assistance with extracurricular activities. This can be...

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 12:03am

Origin of ordinary things: Deodorant

Most people are introduced to deodorants in their pre or early teens, when puberty starts to kick in. Deodorants come in form of aerosols (in spray bottles), roll on, gel, wipes, and solid that helps remove or conceal bodily odour that for many, it has become a basic hygienic item. Even before...

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 12:02am

Balancing learning and screen time

For over three months now, students have been learning online, an activity that requires them to spend hours on computers a day.  However, how can they juggle screen time and other activities? Ivan Mugisha, a senior three student, appreciates the move to not pause studies in the face of the...

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 12:01am

The ordeal of malnourished children

Jacqueline Mushimiyimana, a mother of twins in Musenyi sector of Bugesera District, says that lack of enough food and family conflicts led to the stunting of her twins. “I do not have a single piece of land. I rent a house and only survive on casual labour which is not easy to get every...

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 12:08am

Early dinner can burn fat, lower blood sugar - study

A recent study shows that having a late dinner can cause weight gain, and high blood sugar levels regardless of the calories. Eating dinner at 10pm may affect a person’s blood glucose and the ability to burn the fat. New research discovers that the time one eats may play a significant role...

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 12:07am

What is good cholesterol?

DEAR DOCTOR, How do I monitor cholesterol levels? What is good or bad cholesterol? Any specific diet you can recommend to maintain this? ARTHUR DEAR ARTHUR, Cholesterol is a type of organic molecule present in the blood. It is important for many physiological functions inside the body,...

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 12:06am

The benefits of rosemary

Rosemary is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves. In the local markets, a small bunch goes for about Rwf 500. It’s known for its taste, flavour and aroma. In addition, rosemary can be used in tea or as an essential oil or liquid extract. It is...

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 12:05am

Diabetes: Here’s what you should know

Diabetes mellitus, more commonly referred to as diabetes, experts say, is a chronic disease associated with abnormally high levels of the sugar glucose in the blood. In other words, it means inadequate production of insulin (which is made by the pancreas and lowers blood glucose). Gerald...

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 12:04am

What will weddings be like post Covid-19?

When the lockdown, and consequent ban on mass gatherings was announced in March, people on social media joked about how there has never been a better time to get married. To some, however, it wasn’t just a joke. Donn Kwizera (not real name) proposed to his girlfriend last year and was set...

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:13am

The time to end rape is now

It is tiring to see, read and hear about rape. Tales of rape from the youngest and oldest of our society are just sickening. Who is safe, where are women safe? The time to end this is now, and as a woman I believe in the power we have to end this traumatising experience happening to women all...

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:12am

What is a social media influencer?

There are many questions we need to ask about social media influencers. These include, why, who, what.  The second most important question you need to ask about social media influencers is “why”. The most important one is “why in the name of all that is blistered and...

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:11am

Would you loot if you could get away with it?

If your answer was straight up “no, absolutely not,” your parents raised you right, but if like me you hesitated over the no consequences part, you’re in good, or should I say bad company? Just to be clear, I’ve never looted or shoplifted and don’t intend to do so, and...

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:10am

Girl Guides: Of personal growth and community outreach

On a Wednesday morning, girls are seen cultivating a small plot at the Hameau des Jeunes orphanage in Musha, Rwamagana District, to plant the seeds of five different varieties of vegetables. They are members of the worldwide ‘Girl Guides’ movement, under the programme ‘YESS...

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 12:28pm

African entrepreneurs urged to scale up remote learning innovation

African-based entrepreneurs and innovators have been called upon to scale up remote learning innovations, in a bid to address the dangers of remote learning in Africa linked to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, innovators will benefit from over Rwf190 million (approximately USD 200,000)...

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 12:20pm

How media arts collective is giving Rwandan artists a boost

An art gallery, digital production studio, media lab, co-working space, and artist’s community, all in one, is what would describe Envision Media Arts Collective. Founded in 2018, the collective has been a hub for creative minds to work amongst each other, be inspired by one another, share...

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 12:02am

What are the challenges of home-schooling?

Learners have been able to continue with their studies through online and broadcast learning, for instance, radio and television. This is keeping them on track as they wait for schools to open. However, nothing is without challenges, and some students share some of the hurdles they’ve faced...

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 8:23am

Local online platform enabling virtual laboratory practicals

Covid-19 has altered almost every sector, education being one of the main divisions. During this time, students need digital learning materials that will help them navigate through their studies well. In this regard, O’Genius Panda, a web-based platform, was created.   The platform...

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 12:06am

Origin of ordinary things: Perfumes

Smell can evoke feelings and bring back memories that we forgot we had. Perfume is, quite simply, a mastery of some of the most frequent scents, and the artful combination thereof to produce a unique smell for an individual person. According to fragrance.com, Egyptians were responsible for the...

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 12:05am

What does ‘Day of the African Child’ mean to you?

Every year on June 16, Rwanda joins the rest of the world to mark the ‘Day of the African Child’. The day has been observed annually since 1991 in memory of thousands of black school children who were maimed and killed in the 1976 Soweto uprising in South Africa, as they took to the...

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 12:04am

High school graduate on tutoring comrades amid school closure

For the most part, students who complete their secondary level of education dream of studying abroad. However, even though the goal is shared by many, one aspect remains clear — international standardised tests — an obstacle. Global standardised testing is explained as a form of...

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 12:02am

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