[VIDEO]: Legrand's journey from the runway to a jewellery maker

Sarah Legrand is an aspiring entrepreneur determined to bring distinctiveness to the fashion world. She abandoned a modelling career and trained for ten years in jewellery making. Her brand, K’tsobe, is a collection of organic, architectural and tribal handmade products. The 33-year-old spoke to ...

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 12:00 AM

Music is important to our health, says music therapist Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson is a professional music therapist and trained guitarist from England. He is the project manager of Rwanda Youth Music, a project under Musicians without Borders -- an international organisation based in the Netherlands that works with different organisations in post conflict...

Sunday, November 29, 2015, 12:00 AM

Governments urged to enact laws against child marriages

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called on governments to ensure that legislation is in place to fight child marriages as well as institute evidence-based, girl-centred investments that empower girls with information, and skills they need to be healthy, educated and safe. According...

Friday, November 27, 2015, 12:00 AM

I thought it was unfortunate to be born a girl, says AKWOS founder

The founder of Association of Kigali Women in Sports (AKWOS), Felicite Rwemalika, saw football as a powerful instrument to re-engage and empower girls and women. Since 2001, she has successfully introduced football in all provinces of Rwanda. She spoke to Women Today’s Sharon Kantengwa about...

Thursday, November 26, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rwandan surgeons seek safe, cost effective surgical care

Rwanda is set to adopt health system guidelines that will, among other outcomes, integrate a good quality and cost effective surgical care of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This follows a new plan that advocates for improved treatment interventions of non-communicable diseases in the country...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 12:00 AM

Therapy is necessary after healing from some diseases, says nutritionist Luzindana

With the worrying rise of non-communicable diseases, some of the conventional treatments used require alternative therapy to combat the side effects that they may bring. Gerald Luzindana, a nutrition consultant and complementary therapist, talked to Sunday Magazine’s Sharon Kantengwa about the...

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 12:00 AM

Success comes from loving yourself and what you do, says College of Medicine and Health Sciences Principal

Jeanine Condo is the acting Principal of University of Rwanda’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is passionate about research; something she believes helped build her career. She spoke to Women Today’s Sharon Kantengwa about why she believes communication is key in...

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 12:00 AM

Physiotherapist Innocent Nshimyumuremyi talks therapy and rugby

Innocent Nshimyumuremyi is a physiotherapist at Inkuru Nziza Hospital and the team doctor for the Rwanda National Rugby team. His compassion for handicapped children is what propelled him to study physical therapy in a bid to help them. He later picked up passion for rugby and empathy for the...

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 12:00 AM

Choose healthy lifestyle to prevent diabetes, youth told

Youth have been urged to live a healthy lifestyle to prevent diabetes and other non-communicable diseases. The message was delivered during an anti-diabetes campaign, on Thursday, targeting the youth ahead of the World Diabetes Day, which is being marked today. The day will be marked under the...

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 12:00 AM

I contested to inspire young girls, says Miss High School

The current Miss High School, 15-year-old Natacha Irebe, beat 18 girls from 18 different schools in the second edition of the beauty pageant on August 14. For her, it wasn’t about a chance to shine, but rather, an opportunity to help boost confidence and self-esteem in fellow young girls. She...

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 12:00 AM

I chose vulnerable women over law – Rosine Urujeni

Rosine Urujeni is the Rwanda country director of Indego Africa, an American non-profit social enterprise that creates economic and educational opportunities for African artisan women. With a successful law career to her name, Urujeni chose to follow her true passion, helping vulnerable women in...

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 12:00 AM

Benko Pluvier talks about his passion for script writing

Taking his career goals one step at a time, Benko Pluvier has participated in various screenplay competitions, to ensure that his dream of being a script writer is achieved. The electrical engineering student participated in the recent Maisha lab competition, where he emerged the winner in the...

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 12:00 AM

Women challenged on HIV fight, stigma

Women should take on more roles in the fight against HIV/AIDS and stigma, the chairperson for Pan-African Positive Women’s Coalition (PAPWC), Dorothy Onyango, has said. Speaking at a workshop and launch of PAPWC Rwanda Chapter in Kigali, Onyango said by joining efforts with other African...

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 12:00 AM

Empowering the girl-child is my calling, says White Dove head

After completing her degree in communication, Patrice Dorrall searched for employment, and her first job was to teach – something she had little to no experience in. What she didn’t know, however, was that the experience would prepare her for even greater things. She started...

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 12:00 AM

Don't be deterred by setbacks, says M-Ahwii founder

In October last year, Lillian Uwintwali, the founder and chief executive of M-Ahwii, a Kigali-based software development firm, received the fellowship and award dubbed “40 Chances” after presenting a proposal addressing issues of hunger, conflict or poverty in Africa. She walked home...

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 12:00 AM

Development strategist Kofi Hagan talks coaching and its significance to society

Kofi Hagan is a professional manager, a passionate coach and a leadership development strategist from Ghana. He is the founder of Unlimited Impact Coaching and Leadership (UICL) Rwanda, a company he has been managing since July 2009. He holds a masters degree in Economics and Social Studies....

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 12:00 AM

23-year-old 'Imagine We Rwanda' founder on the significance of reading

A graduate of Jain University, India, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Studies, Dominique Uwase Alonga started her company, Imagine We Rwanda, with only one thing in mind, empowering children and the youth of Rwanda. She spoke to Women Today’s Sharon Kantengwa about the health...

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 12:00 AM

Children tipped on preservation of oral and cultural traditions

Children have been encouraged to read and write more stories as a way of promoting literacy, preserving the oral and cultural traditions, and grooming them into potential leaders. This was during the launch of the first Rwandan edition of African Children’s Stories which took place on Friday at...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 12:00 AM

Musician Ezra Kwizera talks music and helping the disadvantaged

Ezra Kwizera is a reggae gospel artist, music producer and community leader. Due to his humble background and dark history, the creative artist and his Canadian wife set up an organisation called ‘Narrow Road Ministries’ to help the disadvantaged. The organisation has helped over 100 orphans and...

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 12:00 AM

Uwanziga on culture through her best-selling book - 'Manners in Rwanda'

Netherland-based Rwandan author, Joy Nzamwita Uwanziga, is passionate about her motherland and the traditions that define it. Her book, ‘Manners in Rwanda’ was among the 100 best-selling on Amazon--it ranked 10th in July this year. The book gives in-depth insights into the country...

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 12:00 AM

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