“To be healthy means cleaning and washing your body and clothes plus your uniform. It also means cutting your nails and eating a balanced diet.”
Yves Habimana, 14, Giporoso Primary School, S1
“When you eat fruits, eggs, meat, greens, some fats, carbohydrates, milk and go for sports every morning, and evening especially when playing football after school, it means that you are healthy.”
Eve Karemangingo, 12, Kicukiro Primary School, P 5
“We learnt at school that it’s good exercise in order to become fit. Children can exercise by jogging, skipping a rope, playing football and other games they like.”
Richard Ngabo, 11, Kicukiro Primary School, P 5.
“Staying healthy means that children should sleep in a clean place; in a well made bed under a mosquito net and to have a balanced diet like chips, meat, vegetables and fruits.”
Danny Karangwa, 13, Rugando Primary School, P 6.
“We remain healthy when we exercise in the morning and in the evening. We should also wear shoes to protect our feet from worms when it rains.”
David Bizimana, 13, Shyogwe School, S 1.
“It’s important to visit a doctor whenever its necessary before you get ill and it’s good to follow the doctor’s advice in order to stay healthy. We can also watch the health programs that are shown on Rwanda Television.”
Frank Mutabaruka, 14, APAGE Nyage, S. 2
“We should always drink boiled water and sleep under a mosquito net. We should listen to our parents and doctors and other people who are concerned about our health.”
Robert Gatwaza, 11, Don Bosco Primary School, P 4.
“To have a healthy body means to clean our environment so that we can prevent mosquitoes from breeding. At our school, we throw rubbish in the dustbin and clean our toilets.”
Sedric Kaneza, 13, GCCF Indagamirwa School, S.1