Martina Abera Kabagambe

How can we train the youth to be responsible leaders?

Today, Rwanda observes the 25th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi, a dark era in the country’s history during which over a million innocent people were mercilessly slaughtered. The commemoration this year has a special focus on the youth. Given that the youth were used in many...

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 2:42 AM

Is age just a number?

“Age is just a number” must be the one of the most popular statements out there. People tend to use it when they are justifying certain actions that seem off. However, if you believe that your age is a limitation factor, then you need to re-think things. One is only as young as...

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 8:39 PM

The statement necklace

You may be wondering what a statement necklace is, or why it has that name. A statement necklace is a necklace that ‘orders attention’ or ‘makes a statement’. This type of necklace tends to be large, over the top and practically hard to miss. There are a variety of...

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

Are libraries still relevant?

There is this thing called the internet. I am sure you have used it a couple of times, or probably every single day. It is something that has made access to information a lot easier, and unfortunately, other sources of information almost irrelevant, like libraries—at schools or even public...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Do you let your looks define you?

This question requires a bit of soul-searching. Countless times we tend to fixate on our exterior appearance rather than what we possess internally. Don’t get me wrong, we all want to look and feel good about ourselves. However, we shouldn’t spend our whole lives trying to live up...

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 9:46 PM

Music meets comedy at SekaFest

Rwanda’s female pop duo, Charly na Nina are in final preparations and look forward to giving a thrilling performance to comedy lovers, come March 30. This will be their first time to perform at the SekaFest show, since its inception last year. The week-long event is organised by local...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Being present in the moment

Look at the world we currently live in. A big number of the population ranging from 10-year-olds to the elderly are neck bent towards the ground with eyes glued to their phones. Of course technology is an inevitable storm that has swept the world and is still doing so. However, since the storm hit...

Friday, March 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

Is competition an effective part of the education process?

One might say that this question is not one to be debated. However, the completion of an education process gravely depends on the type of competition—is it healthy or not? Some say, yes—competition is a necessary element to the education system. Healthy competition being induced in the...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Women’s rights are human rights

Even with the “women’s rights are human rights” slogan, women all over the world are still being denied some of these rights simply because of their gender. In some parts of the world, when women take five steps forward, society tries to take them seven steps back. This shouldn...

Friday, March 8, 2019, 12:33 AM

Keeping positive mindset in school

The fact that we spend an enormous part of our lives in a school environment is not news to us. Students are always faced with different obstacles. Be it socially, physically or even mentally. School, or high school to be more precise, is where one develops a vivid understanding of who they are and...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 10:36 PM

Off the screen and into the world

The youth today most of the time are glued to their devices. A significant percentage don’t engage much in field interactions, or make eye contact for that matter. There are a variety of interactions for the youth if they could just lift their heads from the screens, or go outdoors a little...

Friday, March 1, 2019, 12:36 AM

Balancing school and social life

Many can testify that finding some ‘alone time’ to study when friends are trying to chit chat is not the easiest thing out there. Trying to find a balance between your academics and staying current with your friends is what most students struggle with. However, there is indeed a road in...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Schools with top performers share secrets behind success

The combination of teachers’ and students’ efforts to study on time, through research and team work were cited among the secrets behind schools producing top performing students in last year’s A’ level exams. Pascal Tuyisenge, the head teacher of Petit Séminaire St...

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 12:31 AM

How can sports boost tourism in Rwanda?

The annual Tour du Rwanda cycling race paces off tomorrow with a new mission to promote some tourist attractions in the country. World over, countries have used sporting events like the World Cup to promote tourism. As sports fans and athletes go for such events, they also learn more about a...

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 5:09 PM

Why having expectations is a no-go

During this amazing once in a life time opportunity of a life we get to live, we tend to waste our precious time having expectations on a variety of elements. Be it the body we expected to be rocking at 25, the fancy over the top Range Rover, or the significant other that was supposed to pop the...

Friday, February 15, 2019, 12:04 AM

Keeping the right company at school

It is a known fact that learners spend most of their time in school. This is where we build character, personality and core values. If students are to spend most of their time in a learning institution, we might as well surround ourselves with people who will shape us and contribute to our growth...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Strive to employ, not to be employed

Anyone who has an idea of what it means to be self-employed or being one’s own boss knows that that area of expertise doesn’t come easy at all. Not everyone has what it takes to initiate and run successful businesses. However, if you have the drive, diligence and hard work ethic, then...

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 11:10 PM

The all-round trench coat

The history of the trench coat actually dates back to about a hundred years ago. It was originally developed years prior to the First World War and was worn by army officers. It was designed to be literally worn in the trenches, thus its name. The trench coat is a true fashion accessory that...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 8:58 PM

How to bounce back after failing an exam

What society needs to understand is that failure is not a curse, it is just an inevitable element that we all have to face at a certain point in our lives. The good news is that you can always recover from it and come out of the other end glorious. This however, can be achieved through hard work...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

How to detect sexual harassment at the work place

Sexual harassment at the office is seen to be a pressing issue mostly for women. When the harassment occurs around you, or to you, it isn’t always obvious. Sexual harassment includes sexual favours being asked of you, unwelcome sexual advances and physical harassment as well, among other...

Friday, January 25, 2019, 12:00 AM