Joan Mbabazi

FEATURED: Kigali Marriott Hotel spreads the festive cheer with guests and SOS children through a charity walk

On Saturday, Kigali Marriott Hotel in partnership with SOS Villages Rwanda, Rotaract club of KIE among other partners, joined efforts and took part in “a walk of awareness” around Kigali that aimed at helping to collect funds to support the education needs and health insurance for...

Monday, December 9, 2019, 5:36 PM

FEATURED: One-on-one with Kigali Marriott Hotel’s Director of Human Resources Nicole Ingabire Munyangabe

To many, (friends, workers, and family), Nicole Ingabire Munyangabe is elucidated as a woman of steel and a go-getter. The phrase “I can’t”, doesn’t seem to exist in her vocabulary because she believes in giving a try to everything, regardless of how hard it might be....

Monday, December 9, 2019, 3:38 PM

Benjamin Rusagara on using art for reconciliation and healing

Growing up in an artistic family, it wasn’t difficult for Benjamin Rusagara to learn a few things connected to art.  Although other members of the family did art for fun, it wasn’t the case with him as he created a strong relationship, companionship, happiness, and comfort with...

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Can marriage blossom in the midst of childlessness?

Would you stay in a childless marriage? That is the one question that most people find challenging but what we do not realise is that this challenge is becoming a reality that most people face in the communities we live in; now more than ever. Last week, a lady at a church that I attend told the...

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

He left employment to start business, an entrepreneur’s experience

On completing university, Nicholas Peter Lubwama had luck that most graduates do not, on graduating with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunication and engineering in 2015, he was hired by a family member to work in an IT company. There his tasks involved repairing computers, desktops as...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

Students launch platform for artistes to earn from their craft

Celebrated singer Mani Martin recently took to social media to complain about other singers who use his songs to make money, without any consultation or mutual agreement on how the profits can be shared. Inspired by the need to put an end to the issue of earning so little from their art, a group...

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Kigali Marriott Hotel on a campaign to raise funds to support vulnerable children

Kigali Marriott Hotel in conjunction with SOS Children’s village Rwanda, are organizing a Charity walk dubbed “Road to awareness” that is aimed to support the education needs and health insurance for vulnerable children. According to Nicole Ingabire Munyangabe, the Director of...

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 10:53 PM

FEATURED: Park Inn by Radisson to share festive joy with vulnerable children, clients

December is around the corner, and many people are already in festive moods, ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations. Due to the significance of the season, many tend to start celebrations early, especially for hotels which have to usher the festive season. As usual, Park Inn by Radisson...

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 10:18 AM

Holidays: The parent-child bonding time

The holiday is here and children are excited to spend some time away from school. Since some students are in boarding school and away from their family for three months, it is during the holiday that parents should strive to spend time with them. According to Antoinette Uwamahoro, a mother of...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 11:00 AM

How do you plan to use the long holiday?

Last week, national examinations were completed, and former senior six students have about a 10-month holiday before they could undertake higher education. Education Times’ Joan Mbabazi reached out to a number of them to find out how they intend to use their holiday. Yannick Noah...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Filmmaker on the challenges and opportunities in industry

Hakym Reagan had always dreamed of starting a business that would cause an impact to Rwandans. This led him to undertake a course, Professional Communications, at Wheeling Jesuit University and Screenwriting, Producing and Directing at Radio Recording Film Connection. In 2017, he started Hakym...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

What are the qualities of a marriage partner?

Recently, I had a fascinating discussion with a friend who is anticipating to settle down in two years time. She will be 28 years by then.  Of course like any other girl in her mid to late twenties, she has been asked countless times when she is planning to get married but she hasn’t...

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

Nkundimana on why he offers ‘Made-in-Rwanda’ products on credit

Running a business does not only require capital as most people tend to think.  Instead, it requires a collection of other several things including innovativeness and it is exactly what Félix Nkundimana needed to advance his business. Having observed that many Rwandans prefer consuming...

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Hope as 200 youth graduate in vocational skills under KCB Bank’s IGIRE Initiative

Two hundred youth who were equipped in various technical skills graduated on Thursday 21, through a six-month training scholarship programme dubbed “IGIRE” which is an initiative of KCB Bank. The programme’s name is coined in Kinyarwanda to mean “self-reliance”....

Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:00 AM

Tips and tricks for lipstick lovers

Lipstick is one of those ‘accessories’ that most women can’t do without. It is a fashion tool that is likely to get attention. It might not be easy to find the perfect shade, but it is nothing a few trial-and-errors can’t fix. Here are a few simple tips to follow while...

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 10:00 AM

FEATURED: KCB Bank to boost business enterprises through Biashara club

KCB Bank Kigali organized a workshop on business domination and commercial progression that aimed at equipping (SME) customers with ideas to enable them to improve their businesses, and also strengthen their relationships while offering them with extra value proposals. About more than  200...

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 8:37 AM

Varsity graduates find niche in cleaning tiles, water tanks

Three years ago, as Marvin Trevor Aizire was taking a walk around his neighbourhood, he observed that many houses were well painted but unfortunately had dirty roof tiles. After conducting some research, he also discovered that a number of people take more than 10 years without washing their...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Iron deficiency anaemia: What you need to know

In Rwanda, anaemia is a public health concern, affecting 37 per cent of children from five years and below, 23 per cent of pregnant women, and 19 per cent of reproductive-age women who are not pregnant. World Health Organization (WHO), estimates that a moderate degree of iron-deficiency anaemia...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Journalists tipped on gender transformation, child protection

Journalists have been urged to be ethical while reporting on gender and children by not publishing stories that put children at risk, protecting their identity by not mentioning both their names or show their faces if they are victims of rape and obtaining consent of the person being interviewed or...

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Exercise can reduce the risk of stroke

Stroke can lead to impairment, loss of memory and death. However, the good news is that if you follow doctors’ instructions, you can prevent this deadly ailment.   According to Delphine Mushimiyimana, a physiotherapist at University of Rwanda’s Polyclinic, Kiyovu, a stroke is a...

Monday, November 11, 2019, 12:00 AM