Joan Mbabazi

The hurdles of house hunting for women in Rwanda

“After graduation, I happened to get a job from the company I did an internship from. I finally wanted to be independent because the job paid me well. To my dismay, looking for a house didn’t seem as easy as I expected. I thought all one needed was money to get a house, but I was...

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

What is the importance of a school uniform?

Have you ever wondered why students wear uniforms? This is why; Most schools have a uniform. It is this attire that delineates who they are for it is also embroidered with a badge that has the name of the school, its location and a school motto.  A uniform is one of the requirements that...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: UR’s Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACE-ESD): Another milestone towards improvement of regional energy sector

The African Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACE-ESD) is a World Bank-funded project which intends to solve key economic challenges subsequent from low rural energy access, poor adoption of energy technologies especially in rural areas, and poor inter-state energy trading...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 10:39 AM

Treating appendicitis, the sooner the better

Appendicitis, if not treated as soon as possible, can lead to death. Medical experts say that nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fever, constipation or diarrhoea, are signs that you need to see the doctor immediately. Dr Joseph Ryarasa Nkurunziza, the chairperson of Heath Development Initiative...

Monday, January 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

New academic term; are teachers prepared?

Students on the national curriculum started reporting for the academic year on Sunday. After a long holiday away from school, are they ready to excel this year? And are teachers well equipped to ensure success? Casimir Manirareba, a teacher at Lycée Notre Dame de Cîteaux, says that he is ready...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Entrepreneur’s experience: How to start a fashion house in 2020

Joyce Uwamahoro is a fashion designer and the founder of “Joyce fashion design” located at Kigali City market – a local firm that produces both women and men’s apparel. She was inspired to venture into the fashion business, by friends. Their support enabled her dreams...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

Gestational diabetes; what expectant mothers should know

One of the conditions that many pregnant women face is gestational diabetes.  Health experts indicate that gestational diabetes happens during pregnancy. Unlike type 1 diabetes, gestational diabetes is not caused by having too little insulin. Rather, a hormone made by the placenta keeps the...

Monday, January 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

Parenting: Can teenagers be trusted to make ‘adult’ decisions?

Parenting is not a walk in the park. Period. There is a lot that goes into, for example, promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual progress of a child, from infancy to adulthood. Good parenting involves a great combination of stability and routine; which in the...

Sunday, January 5, 2020, 12:00 AM

Tips and tricks to raise readers

Raising readers starts with teaching them how to read‭. ‬Reading is a receptive skill used to receive information‭. ‬But the process‭ ‬of reading also requires the skill of speaking‭, ‬so that one can pronounce the words that they read‭.‬ Learning to read is a skill and it requires hard work and...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 12:00 AM

What are your 2020 resolutions?

Whenever a new year begins, some people make plans on the number of things they would like to accomplish that year. Education Times’ Joan Mbabazi reached out to students who shared their 2020 resolutions. Diane Uwimana, High school graduate My plans for 2020 are to get an internship...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 12:00 AM

‘Artpreneurs’ on why art as a business is still unfledged

Jean D’amour Imanishimwe is the founder of Huza Arts Rwanda, a local company based in Gikondo.  His firm deals in painting, mixed media painting on canvas, wall painting, advertising with art, illustration, graffiti painting, and digital branding. At the age of 12, he began...

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 12:00 AM

Is sugar in fruit good or bad for your health?

A fruit a day can keep the doctor away, so goes the saying. Eating fruits carries many benefits as nutrition experts say that fruits are a mixture of nutrients like; vitamins, minerals, fibre, phytochemicals, water, but most of the calories in fruit come from carbohydrates, specifically sugar....

Monday, December 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Kigali Marriott Hotel celebrates Christmas with street kids

About 30 street kids were given a Christmas treat by Kigali Marriott Hotel on December 24. This included Christmas gifts and movie tickets to a cinema movie, titled “Star Wars”, at Kigali City Tower Cinema Hall. The movie started at exactly 2pm and ended about 4:10pm. Through...

Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 1:47 PM

What was your favourite Christmas and why?

Christmas is internationally celebrated on December 25 every year, as it is the day that the birth of Jesus Christ is commemorated. A number of people rejoice on that day in various ways, through charity activities, repentance, visiting relatives to share meals and fun, attending church services,...

Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Masses turn up for Christmas Cantata at Christian Life Assembly

Like it’s done every year in December since 2015, Christian Life Assembly Church-CLA Nyarutarama yesterday concluded its Christmas show known as “Cantata 250.” The show that started Saturday attracted a large number of people from the same church and other different churches,...

Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

What to look out for when using digital payments

The festive season is here, as members of the public go about enjoying festivities, the Central Bank has tipped the public on safety tips when using digital payment systems to avoid cyber-fraud. Increasingly, Rwandans are turning to digital payment and digital mediums like, payment cards, point...

Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

Featured: Park Inn by Radisson Kigali Hotel appreciates clients, partnerswith cocktail party

Last Thursday was exceptional as clients, partners, and media that have contributed towards the triumph of Park Inn by Radisson Kigali Hotel this year, shared a moment of bliss and cocktails with the Hotel’s staff. One guest was overheard telling a colleague, “I don’t know...

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 12:41 AM

How to start a wedding planning business; an entrepreneur’s insights

Having observed the high rate of weddings and introduction ceremonies in Rwanda taking place most weekends, Diane Ingabire had no doubt that if she focused on the main highlights of such functions, such as decoration, food, clothes, it would earn her good revenue. After conducting research on...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Are you safe from gingivitis?

Bleeding gums whenever brushing and bad breath could be signs of gingivitis, dentists say. According to Dr Roger Anamali, a dental surgeon at Baho International Hospital, Nyarutarama, gingivitis means inflammation of the gums, or gingiva. It commonly occurs because a film of plaque, or bacteria...

Monday, December 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

Learning: Make use of the holiday

The holiday is a time to rest, however, children still need to be guided so that they don’t entirely forget about school. A little rest and fun is good, but some activities that are connected to learning shouldn’t be forgotten. Parents ought to be part of the inspiration that allows...

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

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