Stephen Rodriques

Democracy is about people and participation

Today, the global community celebrates the International Day of Democracy (IDD). It is an important day for citizens and governments to assess where their countries stand on the fundamental democratic values and principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International...

Sunday, September 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

We only have one planet, our children can help to save it

Kigali – “Daddy, can you please tell me a story?” Almost every night my daughters, when they were younger, wanted me to tell them stories before going to bed. The older one wanted to hear scary stories, even though she knew she would not be able to sleep afterwards. The younger...

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

Children of the same God

Last December, my staff and I visited the Heroes Day Care Centre (APEH) for children with severe disabilities in Gikondo, Kigali. Our aim was to help spread some holiday cheer while spending quality time with the people we serve. In March 2019, the team also visited the Blessing School for the...

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 11:47 AM

Improving our understanding of poverty

There are hundreds of millions of people across the world who, every day, face severe poverty and hardships. To help them, we need to know who they are, where they are and, also, what causes them to be poor. For decades, the global community has been looking at income – counting the number...

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

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