Children

Picture of the Week

A doctor immunising a child. Children; make sure you always tell your parents if you feel sick so they can take you to the doctor. / ©UNICEF Rwanda/2015/Pflanz

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Birthday wishes

Joy Deborah Uwase celebrated her 10th birthday on August 25. Best wishes from friends and family. Loic Rugwizangoga celebrates his 11th birthday on September 17. Children Times wishes you the best. Ariella Beza will  make 12 soon. Best wishes from family and friends. Celine Munyanshoza...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:00am

interview: Why is it necessary to teach young people the value of charity?

Christine Shimwe, 12 years This is a must-have life value for every young person. It is a good sign of being compassionate to the needy and those that need support at any time. Our teacher once told us that whether rich, poor, strong or weak, there comes a time when you need a helping hand...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:00am

How to use creative idioms in a sentence

1. ‘The best of both worlds’ – means you can enjoy two different opportunities at the same time. “By working part-time and looking after her kids two days a week she managed to get the best of both worlds.” 2. ‘Speak of the devil’ – this means that...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:00am

SDG

SDG 1: No Poverty The first SDG is about ending poverty. That means improving the lives of people who don’t have very much money. To achieve this goal, we have to look at problems in other areas like education, health, and even the environment. SDG 2: Zero HungerThe second goal is about ending...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:00am

Interview: Children on the key traits of a successful learner

Nadine Uwajeneza, 14 years old Where there is passion, there is an extraordinary learner. I have no doubt that a smart leaner is one who is passionate about his/her studies, eager to learn and keen on engaging in new productive activities. ** Elisa Hakizimana, 14 years old Disciplined, creative...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:00am

Picture of the Week

Children planting crops together. Ending poverty takes teamwork. This means we all have a responsibility to work together to achieve our goals. / UNICEF Rwanda

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:00am

The Friends' Advice

There lived a turtle called Kambugriva in a lake, who had two swans as her good friends. All three of them would meet on the banks of the lake every day, and exchanged stories before returning at sunset. They enjoyed each other’s company. One year, there was no rain and lake started to dry...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:00am

The little girl called Star

Once upon a time there lived a little girl called Star. Star lived in a village with her aunt. Star and her aunt believed that they lived with a flower called the golden flower. That flower was very powerful. When it glowed it lit up in the sky, which meant the flower was in danger. Star and her...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:00am

Children share their ideas on why it's important to keep self-respect

Chanella Uwineza  Chanella Uwineza, 12 years old Self-respect boosts personal development and improves enlightenment about life and those around you. It empowers a person to be passionate and work hard so that they perform well in everything they handle. To me this is the most important...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:00am

Lead your life with a sense of purpose

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting it into the box he said: “There are 5 things you need to know,” he told the pencil, “before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be.”...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:00am

Divine justice: The Stubborn Hunter

Once upon a time, there was a forest. That forest contained many animals. There lived a hunter. He loved hunting rabbits, because he loved the rabbit meat. Many a time he was advised by his friends to give up hunting in general and hunting the rabbits in particular. “You should stop being...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 12:00am

Improve your knowledge with interesting facts

Chameleon Tongue Did you know the animal whose length of the tongue is double the length of its body? The Chameleon Cows are capable of sleeping while they stand. However, they can only dream when they lie down and sleep. Cows have four stomachs inside their body. A single cow can produce...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 12:00am

Honest friendship

John and James were best friends. They fought for many reasons, but never gave up their friendship. They went in search of a job and visited many places to earn some money. In the process, they passed through various places, villages, towns, forests and beaches. They supported each other throughout...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 12:00am

Avoid bad company

A rich man had only one son. Due to peer influence, the son joined a bad group. He developed many bad habits. The man was much worried about the habits of his son. He tried his best to mend his habits but he could not succeed. One day he thought of a plan to teach his son a lesson. He went to...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 12:00am

Children to compete in Bible reading quiz

A religious association for communication based in Rwanda has organised a reading competition for children aged between 10-13. The competition aims to instil the culture of reading among young children through the scriptures. Dubbed “Bible Quiz Challenge”, the contest is organised by...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 12:00am

Why it's important to be truthful

Truthfulness is the greatest and most important of all human virtues. Truthfulness means to speak the truth habitually. A truthful man will never tell a lie. He always says what he means. He acts as he says. Truthfulness is a great virtue, and a great voice. A liar is hated by all. Nobody believes...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12:00am

Activities that will make children's holiday tick

The Children Times’ Dennis Agaba brings you a compilation of some of the holiday activities that interests children. There are a number of activities children engage in every holiday. Some of those activities include playing different games and sports, visiting different recreational centres and...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12:00am

Always be careful with your actions

There was once an adventurous goat. He was young, frisky and curious. He would ask, “What lies on the other side?” The other goats just bleated and ate more grass. The goat herder would try very hard to bring this goat back in time. The goat would try his best to be free as long as...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Competitiveness key in a pupil's growth

Being competitive means striving to be better than others in an active environment. It can mean possession of a strong desire to be more successful than others. A reading child is always a smart child. As a way of preparing learners to face the world outside school, today, different schools...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:00am