Children

INTERVIEW: Primary school children share ideas on how to be fruitful in one’s free time

I think fun, and leisure activities make a better and productive holiday than any other activity. Personally, I am thinking of interacting with fellow children, reading, sharing experiences, and most importantly playing with others this holiday. Kerry Emmanuel, 12 years old Learning is an...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:00am

Children share ideas on how to prevent malnutrition in children

Desire Nyandwi  Desire Nyandwi, 14 years old Many children don’t choose what they eat, and thus it remains the responsibility of their parents to ensure that they are free from malnutrition related problems. This can be done by teaching people about malnutrition; its causes, effects and...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:00am

8-year-old boy recognised for repairing leaking water pipe

Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) last week recognised an 8–year-old boy for being exemplary after repairing a leaking water pipe in Kicukiro District. Yasiri Rukundo is a P2 pupil at Rugarama Primary School in Nyamirambo Sector, Nyarugenge District. A month ago, Rukundo was pictured by a...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:00am

Local artists join UNICEF to create new learning materials for children

Rwandan artists in the fields of media, animation, graphic designing, music, and persons with disabilities were thrilled to create age-appropriate and child-friendly content and materials in their respective fields. During a six-day workshop for communication and early childhood development...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:00am

UNICEF calls for child-friendly communication materials

A negative experience or absence of stimulation at an early age can have serious and sustained negative effects on the child, experts in early childhood development have said. The remarks were made Monday during the opening of the a six-day workshop on innovative development communication for...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Students fundraise for diabetic children

About Rwf1million was last week collected during a students’ talent show organised to raise funds for diabetic children at Lycée de Kigali. The fundraising was organised to help the diabetic kids that are undergoing treatment at Mwurire Diabetic Centre in Rwamagana. The event tattracted students...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Why we must respect our parents

There are many reasons for us as children to love our parents, but I think the most important of all is because they love and care about us unconditionally. One day in class, our club teacher talked to us about the sacrifices that our parents do everyday to keep us safe and smiling, and she also...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Smart learning with riddles

What 5-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? Find a number less than 100 that is increased by one-fifth of its value when its digits are reversed. A bat and a ball cost $1.10. The bat costs one dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? What letter comes next...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions: This goal is one of the most important. Goal 16 is about ending violence everywhere. It is also about strong and fair government. Rwanda says “no” to corruption and works hard to maintain peace. What can we do to encourage peace in our...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Picture of the Week

Children at an early childhood development centre. Learning about shapes, colours, and numbers is an important way to make your brain strong when you are young.  

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

How can we give back to our parents for their love and sacrifice? Children share their ideas

I think when we do well, for instance score good grades at school, and most importantly work hard and succeed in our daily activities, our parents feel proud. By feeling proud of us, they feel their efforts are not in vain. I think that the only payment our parents need is to see us honouring their...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Why I love basketball

Hi, I’m Gideon, 12 years old in grade 7.  I want to share with you my basketball story. I don’t know how much you already know about the game. But let me tell you what I know about it. Basketball is not just a game it is also a passion. It is enjoyed by millions of people around...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

STORY CORNER: The importance of working hard

As children we are told every time both at home and school to work hard in our everyday activities and it comes with the old saying that ‘you reap what you sow’. There is a story I read long time that I believe teaches the importance of working hard. Once upon a time, two friends...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00am

Brain teasers - Icebreaker ideas

Who is bigger: Mr. Bigger, Mrs. Bigger, or their baby? The baby, because he is a little bigger. Mike is a butcher. He is 5’10” tall. What does he weigh? Meat A farmer has 17 sheep and all but nine die. How many are left? Nine How far can a rabbit run into the woods? Halfway....

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00am

Kwame Nkrumah: Ghana’s first president and a revered panafrican

Kwame Nkrumah (21 September 1909 – 27 April 1972) was the first prime minister and president of Ghana, having led it to independence from Britain in 1957. An influential advocate of Pan-Africanism, Nkrumah was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and winner of the Lenin...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00am

SDG 14: Life below water:

SDG 14: Life below water: Part of protecting the planet means protecting the places where plants and animals live. That means we have to keep our oceans, lakes, and rivers safe and healthy. SDG 15: Life on land: In Rwanda, this goal means we have to protect our forests, because trees are...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00am

Picture of the Week

November 20th is Universal Children’s Day. That’s your day! We’re getting ready for a “children’s takeover”, where children will be participating in high level events around Rwanda. How will you be involved?  / ©UNICEF Rwanda/2017/Nkinzingabo.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00am

The value of togetherness

One day our teacher told us a story of a certain village near a jungle. The village cows used to go up to the jungle in search of food. In the forest there lived a wicked lion. He used to kill a cow now and then and eat her. This was happening for quite sometime. The cows were frightened. One day...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:00am

Haile Selassie: The great Ethiopian emperor who fended off colonial invasion from Italy

Haile Selassie (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975), born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael, was Ethiopia’s regent from 1916 to 1930 and emperor from 1930 to 1974. He also served as Chairperson of the Organisation of African Unity from 25 May 1963 to 17 July 1964 and 5 November 1966 to 11...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:00am

SDG 12: Responsible consumption and Production:

SDG 12: responsible consumption and production: This goal means that cities should have nice buildings and good technology that makes life easier for people. It also means we should encourage each other to make new things and share our new ideas. SDG 13: climate action: SDG 13: is one of the...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:00am