Journalists distribute magazines in different regions of the country, especially in Kigeme, Mahama and Mugombwa refugee camps and their host communities. In the magazine, there is a section dedicated to readers who comment on the gained knowledge, lessons learnt and their suggestions to make the magazine better.
The magazine is available to young people and adults alike. For those who cannot write for themselves, journalists help them. Readers fill out the form, comment and have other ways to share their thoughts using Ejo radio program phone number and its social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Suggestions collected are posted and published in another issue of the magazine.
Magazine No. 6 focused on stories about the coronavirus; the stories were written by young people returning to the coronavirus epidemic. At the outset it was explained what the corona virus is, its symptoms, how it is transmitted, how to prevent it were some of the stories written by the Kigeme youth who outlined how to prevent the corona virus, where there is a pre-test method to enter the camp for the betterment of the community and those visiting the camp.
In the stories written about corona virus as a disease, stories focused to what corona virus has caused in people’s daily lives. During the corona virus some people stayed at home which was a challenge for certain people but in this magazine there are some who have shown how staying at home has not stopped them from continuing to do various activities for the development of their different families.
Moreover there is another story that a readers reacted to in their message which talked about how the parents of the Mugombwa camp during their stay at home provided them with a good opportunity to understand the importance of talking to their children and giving them advice, in this story various readers liked the way some parents expressed their willingness to talk to their children.
The following are 10 selected suggestions gathered from the readers of Nyiramubande magazine number 6 who are located in different location both in Kigeme, Mahama, Mugombwa, and Youth Centers and in Huye district.
1) TUYIZERE Jack from Kigeme Camp says that after reading Nyiramubande he had the idea to encourage other young people to join groups for peace building and saving.
2) MWAMINI DUSABE, 44, said that the story she was interested in was for the children following the course with the help of radio school, as it showed her that as a parent she should be more involved in talking to young people about avoiding bad habits.
3) NDUNGUTSE Olivier, who is in the Mugombwa camp, said: “I knew that no young man would be infected or killed by the Coronavirus, but by reading Nyiramubande I understood that no matter how old you are, you would die. As a young person, the lesson I learned was to approach my parents and talk to them and get constructive advice in my daily life.”
4) MUGIRANEZA Kevin, an 11-year-old from Mahama Camp, said: "The lesson I learned from Nyiramubande is how to prevent the Coronavirus by putting on well the face mask and covering my face, washing with clean water and soap and leaving at least 1 meter distance between me and the other."
5) 16-year-old KAYITESI Sharome says that in Nyiramubande, she liked the story about learning through radio school program established by Rwanda Education Board because she saw it as useful in reminding students of what they had learned.
6) UWAMAHORO Ines said: "The lesson I learned from reading Nyiramubande is to follow the instructions to prevent Coronavirus and to continue to follow the course with the help of radio school."
7) MUREKATETE MURAZA from Mahama Camp said, "After reading Nyiramubande, I had the idea to encourage other youth to join groups to exchange ideas that promote a culture of peace."
8) KABONEYE Soleil, a resident of Mahama Camp, said that the story she was interested in was about how the Rwandan Education Board had set up a program to educate primary and secondary school children during the Coronavirus. She added that the change she made after reading Nyiramubande was to avoid wandering behind the camp following the instructions given by the authorities”
9) 15-year-old Diane MULISA, from Mahama Camp, says she has gained knowledge in the prevention of the Coronavirus by following health guidelines.
10) MUKESHIMANA Alliance, a 16-year-old from the Mahama Camp, said: “The story that I have appreciated was about the importance of saving for the future. The change that has left me is that I understand how to prevent the Coronavirus and the role of hygiene in preventing diseases caused by poor hygiene.”
11) UWAMAHORO Ruth, a 25-year-old from Mahama Camp, said: "The lesson I learned from Nyiramubande is to work with other young people in the prevention of Coronavirus in accordance with the guidelines set by the health authorities."