Lydia Atieno

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

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

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

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

How circumstances led 22- year-old to start his enterprise

When he lost his mother at a tender age, Greig Herero Kimenyi was left with his father, who was all he had to depend on. By then, he was in primary four in Muhanga District, where he also hails from. “Although life wasn’t the same, at least I had a parent who took care of me and...

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

The many health benefits of zucchinis

Unlike cucumbers, zucchinis have a rough and dry exterior. Depending on one’s preference, it can be eaten raw or mixed with salads. Also, one can eat it as a snack. Nutritionists say this type of a plant is a nutrient-dense food that one should include in their diet for it contains...

Monday, September 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

HIV treatment: Adherence is crucial for proper management

In order for people who are HIV positive to lead a healthy life, there is a need for them to consistently take their medication-antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) in this case-and also following instructions as given to them by their physicians.  This can be termed as medication adherence which...

Monday, September 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

Schools’ visitation days: Why are they important?

In almost all learning institutions, visitation days are a vital part of the school calendar. Such days usually call for parents or guardians visiting their children at school and spending time with them and also interact with teachers.   Visitation days are mainly held with the aim of...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 12:00 AM

Benefits that come with attending a boarding school

Many students hold a tainted image of boarding school in a way that isn’t necessarily accurate. These depictions are somewhat exaggerated and unfortunately push many to refrain from going to boarding school. However, what needs to be clear is that what boarding school has to offer is a...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 12:00 AM

What are the health benefits of arrowroots?

Arrowroot, which is a plant, can be consumed and at the same time used as a nutritional food for infants and for people recovering from illness. It is also used for stomach and intestinal disorders, including diarrhoea. In Rwanda, it’s locally available and affordable at the same time...

Monday, September 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

Fighting hepatitis C; what are the milestones?

Early this month, the Ministry of Health proposed an ambitious plan that aimed at eliminating the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the country, within five years. The initiative seeks to screen about four million people aged 15 years and above, carry out viral load tests for about 230,000 people and...

Monday, September 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

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