Children

Children share research findings on literacy programme

In a conference room, last week children won the admiration of hundreds of people while presenting a report on findings of a research they did about the impact of the Literacy Boost, a programme being implemented by Save the Children Rwanda in Gicumbi district. Literacy Boost is a holistic early...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00am

The moral lesson

Have you ever asked yourself the value attached to the stories that you read everyday, or the books you have read and what you remember about them as the moral lesson. Here are some of the common stories me and some of my colleagues we have read and what we learned from them. The Tortoise and the...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00am

Creative communication with idioms

End of story - there’s no more to be said Example; I’m done with you, end of story. Old hat - old-fashioned Example; His writing skills are old-hat. Face the music - accept the bad effects of one’s actions Example; It’s time to face the music. Mad as a hatter - totally...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00am

How Rwiru ended his bad behaviour

Kelly Once upon a time, there lived a man and a woman who had two children. The first was born was called Karabo and the second-born Rwiru. The two siblings were totally different in their character. Rwiru was very careless, dirty, and was never home; while his sister Karabo was humble, kind,...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00am

Children share the skills they have gained out of engaging in co-curricular activities?

I have learnt better time-keeping through co-curricular activities. Through activities such as debate, we learn the value of time, and this has helped me to be organised and do my activities on time. Besides, we also engage in community work, where we learn several social skills, such as sharing,...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00am

Should pupils engage in school work during holidays? Pupils share their ideas

Holidays are a good time to reflect on school work since the student gets enough time to honestly look at their academic development. This is because some students find it challenging to do good revision at school in the presence of their friends. Revising in holidays also helps us not to forget...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Children living with disability display their talents at annual fete

Poetess Ange Theonestine Ashimwe, now a Senior Five student at Cyabingo High School in Gakenke, has been physically disabled from childhood. Though she moves in a wheelchair her disability hasn’t prevented her from honing her talent as a poetess. The New Life Children’s Choir entertains guests...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00am

The helping hand

Growing up my parents have always reminded me about the importance of extending a hand and helping those in need. They often told me that you don’t need to have a lot to be a giving person in life. You can still help with little. I have always tried to make my parents proud by helping my...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Use this holiday to learn idioms and how to use them in a conversation

Piece of cake Meaning: something that is easy to do. Example: Making the paper boat is a piece of cake. A hot potato Meaning: a controversial issue or situation that is awkward or unpleasant to deal with. Example: Abusing and fighting in my school is like a hot potato. Once in a blue moon...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Chinua Achebe: Nigerian novelist, poet, literary giant

Chinua Achebe (born Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe; 16 November 1930 – 21 March 2013) was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel Things Fall Apart (1958), often considered his best,[3] is the most widely read book in modern African literature.[4...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Meet young talented Rwandan book authors

Arise Education Rwanda in partnership with the Ministry of Sports and Culture and the Ministry of Education last week launched a yearlong book campaign dubbed “ Gira Igitabo Aho Uri”. The occasion also unveiled a co-authoring programme. Gasana Mutesi , the founder of Arise Aducation Rwanda, said...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00am

George Weah: Africa’s only soccer player to have won the Ballon d’Or

George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah (born 1 October 1966) is a Liberian politician, and retired professional footballer who played as a striker. Regarded as one of the greatest African players of all-time and as one of the best forwards of his generation, in 1995 he was named FIFA World Player...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00am

You are beautiful

Once in class our English teacher told us a story of a grandmother and a little girl whose face was sprinkled with bright red freckles. One day they had gone to  the   the zoo.  The children were waiting in line to get their cheeks painted by a local artist who was decorating...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00am

Learn riddles and improve your creative thinking skills

What has to be broken before it can be used? An egg. Jimmy’s mother had three children. The first was called April, the second was called May. What was the name of the third? What begins with T, ends with T, and has T in it? A teapot. What has a head and a tail but no body? A coin. You...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00am

Why do we need to be more giving this festive season? Children share their thoughts

The festive season is a good time to give back to the community and help those who are needy.  When you give it is a sign of being compassionate to the needy and a sign of sowing good seeds to those around you. It’s a value that shows responsibility and a heart of charity. Melisa...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00am

World Children’s Day: Call for end to child rights abuse

Children have called for an end to child labour and respect for their rights. The call was made on Monday during the World Children’s Day celebrations that were held in Rubavu District. Through a series of drama skits, poems, songs and speeches, the children, among other things, apportioned...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:00am

The love for our parents

Since I love reading, I have come across different stories some of which were inspiring, educative, entertaining and an eye-opener, among others. Some of these stories have influenced my decisions, choices, behaviour and how I live with people around me. For two years now, the story of a son and...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:00am

Improve your English language skills and knowledge through idioms

Idiom: a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language. Every language has its own collection of wise sayings. They offer advice about how to live and also transfer some underlying ideas, principles and values of a given culture / society. A hot potato Speak of an issue (...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:00am

Julius Kambarage Nyerere: Tanzanian anti-colonial activist, politician, and political theorist

Julius Kambarage Nyerere (13 April 1922 – 14 October 1999) was a Tanzanian anti-colonial activist, politician, and political theorist. He governed Tanganyika as its Prime Minister from 1961 to 1963 and then as its President from 1963 to 1964, after which he led its successor state, Tanzania,...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:00am

Kids ‘take over’ UN for World Children’s Day

World Children’s Day – celebrated annually on 20 November, this year marked the twentieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and also saw young people take over roles in government, media, and even at the United Nations, to raise awareness about issues important...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:00am