The Weekend Proggie

WKND Proggie: Dec. 13th

By this time, many of you might have known the good news: “No VAT on sanitary pads”.

There are a lot of positive angles to look at this, but let me just commend the efficiency and caring of the policy-makers of the Rwandan government.

As we celebrate, let’s keep rolling our minds on how to reduce teen pregnancies and have more efficient ways to talk about sexual reproductive health. Regarding this topic, I heard someone say, “I would rather get HIV than being pregnant”… shall we legalize abortion or avail contraceptive pills, avail condoms for both males and females?

One of my friends mentioned something: “These parents talking about abstinence are ignoring how things were done and biological facts. In early days, people used to be wed before they even reach 25 years old. Our ancestors were not stupid.”

What I understood from his message was that we can’t keep doing the same thing, if the gospel of abstinence is failing us; we should be flexible and look for an alternative, and fast. We should begin by dealing with the stigma around pregnant teens (itself, killing) and then find a solution that won’t endanger the youth while keeping them safe. YES WE CAN.

XMAS Bazaar

WKNDers and WKNDresses, it’s that time of the year. The festive season is a kids’ favorite time of the year. If you don’t have one, take your nephews and nieces, or at least adopt one. They have a way to make this time special and you don’t want to be on their blacklist during this time of the year because unlike other times, this one sticks. You don’t want to spend 2020 hearing things like, “last Christmas season was boring because of you, it was my worst.” And that’s why the WKNDer is here and if played right, this WKND could get you on top of the score card. Xmas Bazaar with a kids corner, gift corner and food corner – what more would you need!

Date: Friday 13th – Sunday 15th

Time: 10 AM – 10 PM

Venue: Radisson blu

Budget: We recommend not under 30,000 Rwf


FOR THE KIDDOS

Did we say we got you? We meant it. This is another event to enjoy some quality return to your 3-year-old self, fool around with kids, and enjoy family time – and guess who is the guest of honor. Santa: the kids’ fantasy gift machine. Kids of today. Back in the days, new clothes and a pair of new shoes would do for Christmas, but nowadays dare to not take him/her to see Santa, to face paint or bounce in a jumping castle, it will be an act of war.

Date: Sunday 15th

Time: 12 PM – 4 PM

Venue: Kigali Marriot hotel

Budget: RWF28,000 per person, INCLUDES regular family brunch with unlimited soft drinks. 50% discount for kids 6-12 years old. Free for 5 years old and below.


Shop for Good

The famous time of the year – because it gets to be labelled on every activity taking place around that time – is mostly characterized by gifts. Besides birthdays, it’s the only time people get to share gifts, and here is one of the places where you could buy those gifts. But it’s special because it will also be lending a hand to women and youth with disabilities. It’s Christmas Market. Oh and hey, Santa will be there physically or spiritually.

Date: Sat. 14th – Sun. 15th

Time: 10 AM – 6 PM

Venue: Onomo hotel (Kigali)


Networking with Purpose

Let’s get back to business shall we?

For those looking to move from one step to another, or even network for their future career, this is a must-attend for this WKND. The event offers an excellent opportunity to network with top leaders & successful people or experts in different fields across the globe.

Date: Saturday 14th

Time: 6 PM

Venue: Lavana Restaurant 

Budget: RWF10,000 for early birds, and RWF15,000 on the door

Dress code: Elegant casual, and remember you never get a second chance for first impressions!


Garage Sale

Apart from the festivities, the end of year can also come with good deals on objects that would have been expensive. 

For people who are interested, there will be brand-new as well as second-hand items: clothes, food, computers, smartphones, decoration, art, appliances, kitchen utensils, and more.

Date: Saturday 14th

Time: 10 AM – 5 PM

Venue: Zenora wellness center garden in Kimihurura


Full Moon Silent Night

Let’s conclude with a “rock your body” event (at some point we had to inject some grown-up event). Well serve yourselves, it’s the full-moon silent night. Silent but not that holy, it feels. 

Date: Saturday 14th

Time: 6 PM

Venue: Billionaires VIP bar (at the Manor Hotel, Nyarutarama)

Budget: RWF 5,000 (entrance), you might want to carry extra cash on you.

Stay WKNDered throughout y’all!


Do you know of a great upcoming event? Let us know!

Email Hugues at mugemanahugues@gmail.com.


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