Lydia Atieno

Does the future of education depend on social-emotional learning?

Today’s schools are increasingly multicultural and multilingual with students from diverse social and economic backgrounds. In this regard, educators are required to serve students with various motivation for engaging in learning, behaving positively, and performing academically. Social...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

The dangers of trachoma

Trachoma is among the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), which are a group of parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases that affect 1.5 billion people, and 40 percent live in Africa. NTDs affect the poorest, most vulnerable people who live in hard to reach parts of Africa. The diseases,...

Monday, August 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Why schools should embrace ‘education beyond the classroom’

The reason why parents strive to take their children to school is to ensure they get the knowledge needed to survive and make it through life. It’s also important to understand that following up on what a child gets in such an environment is essential, because it is knowledge of the world...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

What are the benefits of eating strawberries?

A strawberry is a sweet, heart-shaped fruit that is red in colour. Apart from its sweet taste, it’s also known for its nutritional benefits. Nutritionists say strawberries are packed with vitamins and minerals such as vitamins C and K, folate, potassium, manganese, and magnesium, all of...

Monday, August 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Pregnancy and heart conditions; what are the risks?

When a woman is pregnant, the heart pumps 40 per cent more blood to all of the organs in the body, which means, it works much harder than normal. Gynaecologists say this is why pregnant women are protected from excessive bleeding during childbirth. It is because their blood vessels always...

Monday, August 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

What is the importance of health education in school?

A well-rounded school setting has different aspects. In an organised atmosphere, students learn a lot that is taught to them by their teachers. This well-organised atmosphere is not only required for studies, but also for other activities, like development of personality, character and discipline....

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

The cost of skipping classes

In high school, students are officially required to go to class. This is one of the biggest differences between college and high school. College classes are a different question, because in college, you’re: • Adults who can make their own choices • Choosing to pay for...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

Meet trio conserving nature by using alternative materials for furniture production

The rapid development and urbanisation in the country, like elsewhere across the world has seen the increased dependence and use of natural resources such as trees to produce furniture among other products. This in return has led to environmental degradation. It’s in this regard that three...

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Why you should eat more spinach

Eating plenty of vegetables has been linked to the overall good health of a human being. And spinach, as part of the vegetable family, its consumption aids the prevention of many diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, some cancers, among other ailments. Private Kamanzi, a...

Monday, August 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

How effective are public health campaigns?

Last week, the International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF) a non-governmental organisation, organised a one-day campaign where healthcare students and professionals made a community drive that aimed at reaching out to people in underprivileged ad remote areas in Kigali. This was done...

Monday, August 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

How to pull off a dungaree outfit

Ever heard about dungaree outfits? These are overall dresses and trousers and most of the time made of denim. The outfit has been around in the world of fashion for ages and still rocks up to date, the great thing about them is that they can be worn as both casual and formal wear, and in...

Thursday, August 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Gisimba after-school program: Grooming learners for success beyond academics

Children from vulnerable families in Kimisigara and Nyamirambo, in Nyarugenge District  have an opportunity to explore their talents. They are also fortunate to be equipped with life skills that are grooming them for proficiency, thanks to the Gisimba after School Programme Initiative (GASPI...

Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 12:00 AM

Working in a bakery inspired him to start his own

In 2013, Aimable Niyonsenga completed his high school education and like other school leavers, he was looking forward to joining and completing university. Unfortunately, this dream was cut short for Niyonsenga, owing to challenges of tuition fees. The 27-year-old, who was then a second-year...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

How to keep sports injuries at bay

Sports injuries occur during participating in sports or exercise. Experts say anyone is at risk of injuries as long as they are participating in different sports or exercises. However, Nelson Mukasa, proficient in mass sports and main sports instructor for bi-monthly Kigali Car-Free Day, says...

Monday, August 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Gastroenteritis: What you need to know

NHS Inform, a health information service, defines viral gastroenteritis as an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever.  It affects people of all ages, but is particularly common in young children. The platform mentions that...

Monday, August 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

How a medic’s experience inspired her to help vulnerable women

When she was pregnant with her second child, Diane Mukasahaha learned that her unborn child had a medical condition. The difficulty needed close monitoring and following up to ensure she carried the pregnancy to full term without complications. The news came as a shock to the then mother-of-four,...

Thursday, August 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

The role of parents in students’ career choices

Education experts believe that collaboration regarding career selection between a child and a parent should be done in a manner that transforms both ideologies into vivid productivity. When it comes to students choosing career paths, John Nzayisenga, director of Kigali Harvest School, believes...

Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 12:00 AM

Steps to good digestive health

It’s common to experience digestive problems. From embarrassing gas to uncomfortable heartburn, everyone has digestive problems from time-to-time. The good news is that there are some simple solutions for many of these troubles. Learn about what causes the discomfort, how to prevent and...

Monday, July 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

The skater dress; a casual meets formal look

Trendy, stylish and comfortable, the dress comes in different sizes and designs, giving one numerous options on how to pull it off. For an outfit that provides comfort and fashion, go for a skater dress. Many women want to look elegant and stylish, and the skater dress guarantees this. The...

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

The role of research in boosting education

A group of six students from African Leadership University, during their first year at the campus, were challenged by their leaders to work on a business idea that will see them create job opportunities for other young people out there. According to them, because of the skills, the ideas,...

Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

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