Lydia Atieno

Health benefits of watermelon

About 92 per cent of watermelon consists of water, which nutritionists say makes it healthy and nutritious. According to Leah Mfiteyesu, a nutritionist from nutrition cabinet Nutri-Sante, Kicukiro, this refreshing fruit is soaked with numerous nutrients and each juicy bite has significant levels...

Monday, November 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

Nutrition: What does healthy eating mean?

Even though people are aware and have basic knowledge regarding nutrition, health experts worry that many haven’t put this into practice, especially in their homes.  Rwanda Demographic Health Survey (RDHS) of 2014 to 15 shows that 38 per cent of children under five years are stunted,...

Monday, November 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

Why every student should join a club

Solange Umutoni, one of the participants and contestants during the recently concluded inter-university debate in Kigali, says she once used to be shy and afraid to say anything public, let alone her close friends. She says this, however, was not because she didn’t know or have what to say...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Why every student should join a club

Solange Umutoni, one of the participants and contestants during the recently concluded inter-university debate in Kigali, says she once used to be shy and afraid to say anything public, let alone her close friends. She says this, however, was not because she didn’t know or have what to say...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

The influence of parental education

Reported earlier in this paper, a 2018 survey in Western Province showed that only 9 per cent of illiterate adults have attended literacy course, even as 31 per cent lack essential literacy capabilities. The study, a joint conduct by the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR)-Rwanda,...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Add some liver to your diet

Nutritionists say animal livers are widely eaten, as they come with great nutritional benefits. Erick Musengimana, a nutritionist at Rwanda Diabetes Association, Kigali, says liver is an extremely nutritious food, and tasty too, if well prepared.   BENEFITS Musengimana says it’s...

Monday, November 4, 2019, 12:00 AM

What you need to know about antimicrobial resistance

According to medics, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a broader term, encompassing resistance to drugs to treat or cure infections or other microbes as well. These (infections and microbes) include; parasites (like malaria, ascaris, amoeba), and viruses, for example, Human Immunodeficiency...

Monday, November 4, 2019, 12:00 AM

Education: What is your role as a student?

“The most important thing when engaging students in any role in school is to acknowledge their first duty; learning. Their learning is paramount to being meaningfully involved throughout schools. Learning through meaningful student involvement should include; stated learning goals, meaningful...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

Health benefits of fish

Save for its delicious taste, fish is a very important part of a healthy diet. Health experts advise to include fish to your diet, at least on a weekly basis. Nutritionists say fish is loaded with important nutrients, including protein and vitamin D. It is also a great source of omega-3 fatty...

Monday, October 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

The essence of palliative care

Last week at Gatenga Health Centre, Kigali, caretakers for patients with terminal illnesses were trained on how to take good care of their patients while at home. On top of the ailments the patients suffer from, experts say if they are not well-taken care of, they stand a high chance of...

Monday, October 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

Learning styles: Do teachers know what is best for their students?

Every student learns differently, and for this reason, educators believe that it is important for them to understand the differences in their students’ learning styles. John Nzayisenga, the director of Kigali Harvest School in Kigali, says this is so because it helps teachers implement...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

Why teacher recognition is essential to education

Early this month, Rwanda joined the rest of the world in celebrating the International Teacher’s Day, held annually to mark the role teachers play in providing quality education at all levels.  Celebrated nationally in Southern Province’s Kamonyi District under the theme ‘...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

Alcohol consumption: Effects on the body and brain

In an operation carried out by police this year, at least one person was reported dead due to a road accident in the districts of Gasabo, Nyagatare, Gatsibo, and Kayonza in the month of August.   Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Gerard Mpayimana, the deputy commissioner of Operations...

Monday, October 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

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

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