Lydia Atieno

Role of discipline and its impact on the process of learning

For any learning institution, discipline is key when it comes to learners’ achievement; in school and even outside the school environment. Discipline implies a working, strict adherence to legislation and guidelines and to cultural standards and values. Alpha Arsene Marara, an ICT...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

Earning from the flame: The journey of a young entrepreneur in candle making business

Being the firstborn in a family of six, circumstances forced Diane Uwimbabazi to start looking for odd jobs to help out her family, which was not financially stable. After high school, as her peers were getting prepared to join university/ tertiary education, a twenty-six-year-old was looking...

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 12:05 AM

The wonders of coconuts

Coconut has vast nutritional benefits that are essential to the well-being of the body. What you should know is that this type of fruit is used for its water, oil and tasty flesh. Rene Tabaro, a nutritionist at King Faisal Hospital, says the coconut helps meet many nutritional requirements,...

Monday, October 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

Adolescents and contraception: What is the way forward?

A study conducted in Western Province between July and September this year by CLADHO (Collectif des ligues et associations de défense des droits de l’homme au Rwanda), revealed a rise in teenage pregnancies, with an average of 25 girls being impregnated every day. CLADHO is a well-...

Monday, October 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

Tips for a two piece attire

Figuring out what top will go with what bottom can be tiring, if you are putting different items of clothing together. A two piece attire is individual clothing made to be worn together — usually top and bottom are matching — all one has to do is choose the right shoes and...

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

Varsity students seek to address unemployment through tourism

A group of six young entrepreneurs have productively found ways to fill their time while at the university. David Kwizera, one of the members said when they met at the campus, they starting looking for avenues that could earn them a living while at the same time not very distant from their...

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

What you need to know about bronchitis

Bronchitis is inflammation or swelling of the bronchial tubes (bronchi), the air passages between the mouth, nose and the lungs. Charles Sindabimenya, a specialist in internal medicine at Doctors Plaza Kimironko, says bronchitis describes a condition where the lining of the bronchial tubes...

Monday, October 7, 2019, 12:00 AM

Why you should love lemon

We have all heard about the remedies and natural cures that lemon has to offer. However, experts say this fruit has, even more, to offer, including helping in weight management.  Some of the most important health benefits that come with consuming lemon, they say, include; its vitamin C...

Monday, October 7, 2019, 12:00 AM

Teaching: A look at the many roles of a teacher

Experts say a teacher has many roles, and that there’s a lot more to teaching than just passing on information during the day’s lesson! Educators are best known for the role of teaching the students that are placed in their care. However, teachers serve other purposes. For instance,...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

How travel helped young engineer venture into agribusiness

Born and raised in Musanze District, Jules Munyaneza always had ambitions of becoming an architect. With time and the opportunities he was exposed to, his ambitions changed. After spending five years in South Korea studying architectural engineering, he ventured into agribusiness back in his...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

Pregnancy and physical activity: The dos and don’ts

Children and Youth Sports Organization that encourages the youth to embrace sports as a culture has organised special mass sports for pregnant women, scheduled to take place this in October. The organisation will partner with the Ministry of Sports and Culture and Early Childhood Development...

Monday, September 30, 2019, 12:02 AM

Why you should make room for mushrooms

Mushrooms make the best dietary options, and for this reason, nutritionists advise that making them part of your diet is beneficial. What is good about mushrooms? Erick Musengimana, a nutritionist at Rwanda Diabetes Association in Kigali, points out that they are absolutely free of fat and...

Monday, September 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

Homework; how much is too much?

When learners are given homework at school, parents are required to help out where necessary. To some parents, it can be a hassle seeing as many of them have inflexible work schedules, limiting the amount of time spent to catch up with their children’s school work. In some cases,...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

The importance of comprehensive sexuality education

In the competence-based curriculum that was rolled out in 2016, among the eight cross-cutting issues that were integrated was comprehensive sexuality education (CSE). Florian Rutiyomba, Director of Humanities and Art Unit Curriculum in Teaching and Learning Resources Department from Rwanda...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Fight obesity to ensure a healthier life

Last week, Slim n’ Fit in partnership with Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) and Access Bank, held a ceremony to honour the top weight loss contestant of its first season in Kigali. Slim n’ Fit, a campaign against obesity, started early last year. The ceremony saw the ‘best weight...

Monday, September 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

UMUCYO: Steering vulnerable women towards a more hopeful future

Single mothers need to be empowered, with access to sexual and reproductive health facilities and education, among other things; and this is exactly what Rwanda Village Community Promoters (RVCP), a non-government, voluntary organisation run by students at the University of Rwanda (UR), is doing...

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Are education trips beneficial to students?

Last week, a group of students from Riviera High School went for an academic trip to Dubai. According to the school, they always organise two annual kinds of trips, national and international. At the school, they have a programme known as BTEC which basically deals with business and it’...

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

The health benefits of groundnuts

Groundnuts, also known as peanuts, are legumes packed with healthy fats and high-quality protein. They are high in fat, consisting mostly of mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids. These oils are often used to make peanut oil. They can be consumed roasted, salted, ground or as peanut butter...

Monday, September 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

Early Childhood Development Centres: Quality care paramount for the well-being of children

Because of a tight working schedule of many families today, parents have embraced services offered at Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDC). Early Childhood Development Centres are places that provide care and act as recreation facilities for children who are mostly under the age of six...

Monday, September 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

Music, dance and drama: Why schools should uphold the arts culture

Through the curriculum and development centre, the Ministry of Education has included music in the curriculum. However, this is not examined on the national level, which, according to educators, has kept its relevance invisible. In fact music education is being offered less with a number of...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 12:00 AM