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How institutes are coping with online education

The global education sector has been massively affected by the coronavirus pandemic. National and international examinations have been cancelled, teachers, especially those in private schools, have been sent on unpaid leave, academic calendars dropped, to mention a few. Needless to say,...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 12:03am

Origin of ordinary things: The trophy

Trophies are a category of awards given primarily for academic, work, and sport contests or events. They are physical evidence that one person or group has bested another in some contest. Trophies are often awarded for sporting events, from youth sports to professional level athletics. Since...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 12:02am

How can students be creative learners?

Creative learning is being able to use critical thinking to create new ideas. Drama and storytelling, among other things, give children opportunities to build and practise vocabulary, use imagination and learn about the structure of stories. Joan Mbabazi spoke to a few learners about how they can...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 12:01am

Muganga Online: Easing access to health information

Goodrich Life Care, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, National Early Childhood Development Program and other partners, have come up with a digital app to help educate the population on various health issues. The app dubbed ‘Muganga Online’ is flexible; one can ask...

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 9:45am

Why do many diets fail?

Did you know that as many as two-thirds of weight-loss dieters end up heavier and less healthy than when they started? This is because most people begin a weight-loss diet with a short-term mindset, and don’t understand that dieting is a lifelong commitment to your health, according to...

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 12:04am

Anxiety and worry; what is the difference?

People often use the terms ‘worry’ and ‘anxiety’ interchangeably, but they are very different psychological states. Although both are associated with a general sense of concern and disquiet, how we experience them and the implications they have for our emotional and...

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 12:03am

How to create healthy eating habits for kids

How often do you sit with your child to notice how much they have eaten and for how long? Are you the type of parent that offers the food or snacks that a child craves for before consulting a doctor or nutritionist? Do you monitor sugary drinks and junk snacks that your child consumes daily?...

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 12:02am

Have you tried purple cabbage?

Local markets are well stocked with the purple cabbage. Chances are you may have spotted it and dismissed it because of its unusual colour as many are used to the green one. However, here’s why you should consider it. Purple cabbage, also referred to as red, is known for its nutrient-dense...

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 12:01am

Vlogging: A guide to creating a successful channel

Vlogging has become an internet phenomenon. By starting a YouTube channel and posting videos, a number of social media users are making money right in the comfort of their homes. A vlog is basically a video blog or video log that contains video content. This mainly entails creating a video with...

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 12:25am

Live a true love story and tell no one

The recent easing of the lockdown made it possible for us to catch up with friends that we had not seen for long. On a cool Sunday evening I went to Kimironko to meet Gasana because there was a lot for us to share. The conversation this time centered on the people we let around and into our lives....

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 12:24am

What’s up with eggs?

Let’s talk about eggs for a moment. Shall we? I suggest we start by balancing the pros and cons. Pro: The strength of an egg The egg’s most underrated pro is, of course, what a marvel of geometric engineering it is. The egg is shaped in what seems like a squashed sphere, but...

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 12:23am

There goes my Ramadhan “plan”

As if I needed another reason to vent about this pandemic. It wrecked my Ramadhan plans and no, I’m not Muslim and neither am I fasting, unless being unable to afford a good breakfast or lunch sometimes counts as fasting! Seriously though, there have been times in the past I skipped lunch...

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 12:21am

How clinical psychologist Cindi Cassady uses art therapy to treat Ndera's trauma patients

Cindi Cassady, a U.S national, has been living and working in Rwanda as a clinical psychologist at the Ikizere Centre, Ndera Hospital. She has also been doing private practice, and as an artist herself, she introduced art therapy both for the children and adults seeking psychological therapy in...

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 8:06pm

Eating for your period

Your menstrual cycle can be A LOT, and that is even before you add the cramps and endometreosis many women go through without relief. One way to make it all easier? Food! Ahead of World Menstrual Hygiene day 2020 (May 28), it seems like a good idea to dive into what we can eat through the 4...

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 6:14pm

COVID-19: Of remote funerals and virtual comfort

Tona Cherrissa’s father was “a very social gentleman” who “never spent a moment alone.” But the memorial service of Captain (Rtd) Steven Seka following his death last week was not a social affair. It was carried out in small attendance of very close relatives, while...

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 4:05pm

Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on women

Last week, a virtual meeting about ‘Women in Africa’s Great Lakes region’ was convened by the United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region in order to take steps to advance the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and the fight against COVID-19. The agenda is a...

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 12:23am

There’s no dream too big

So‭, ‬many of us haven’t yet decided what we want to be in the future‭, ‬others have and are settling in well for the future‭. ‬ I am one of those people who haven’t decided yet‭. ‬I mean my favourite subject is biology and I like writing so I’m still figuring it out‭. ‬...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 8:10pm

Early childhood: Exploring developmentally appropriate practice

Developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) is a perspective within early childhood education based on the aspects of development. These aspects are physical, social, emotional and cognitive development, nurtured by child caregivers and teachers.  When done in the early stages of a child...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 12:06am

A guide to online coaching tools

When Desire Habarurema realised that home-coaching options in the neighbourhood may clash with protective measures to fight coronavirus, (it would likely require a group of students studying at the same time), he turned to online tools. The 30-year-old high school teacher tells Education that he...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 12:06am

Origin of ordinary things: Dental braces

Thanks to orthodontic innovations, problems like crooked or crowded teeth, overbites or underbites, incorrect jaw position and disorders of the jaw joints can be corrected.  Although dental braces have become much more common in modern society, there is a long history of their use, with...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 12:05am

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