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We would like to invite you to the opening of the exhibition of photographs by Evelina Milfort from Ostrov Naděje in Kenya on Thursday November 23th from 7pm to the SmetanaQ Gallery at: Smetanovo nábřeží 334/4, 110 00 Prague Old Town.

During the opening, Kenya coffee will be served, and after the introductory word of the photographer and Centre Narovinu director Dana Feminova, the movies from the Island of Hope will be screened. The exhibition will be used to purchase goods from our e-shop and the proceeds from the sold photos will be devoted to the Center Narovinu projects. The exhibition will be in the gallery until December 1st.

We look forward to you.

Public transport links:
tram numbers: 1, 2, 17, 18, 25 to the stop “National Theater”
or the tram numbers: 2, 14, 17, 18 to the stop “Karlovy lázně”

Possibilities of parking a car:

Prague 1 – Zones of paid parking:
Price: orange zone 40, - CZK / hour
Price: green zone 30, - CZK / hour

National Theatre indoor car park
Located at Ostrovní 1, Prague 1
1st–8th hour from the start of parking: CZK 50 per hour. Each extra hour: CZK 20 per hour.

Parking Alšovo nábřeží
Located at Alšovo nábřeží, Prague 1
Price: CZK 50 per hour
Within walking distance is Rudolfinum Concert Hall (approx. 100 m)

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Saturday November 25th, 10am – 6pm, Centrum Narovinu, Sokolská 32, Praha 2, metro I.P. Pavlova

The seminars allow the participants to get to know all necessary about problems and work in projects of developing cooperation, stress on permanent sustainability and active approach at work with local communities, sensitive attitude to cultural differences, respect to heterogeneity. They will get to know work of coordinator of the project “Adoption of African Children”, developing awareness and education at Czech schools as well as community centre “Island of Hope” on Rusinga Island in Kenya.

After the seminar the participants can take an active part in the projects of Centre Narovinu in CR. We are looking for responsible coordinators for the project “Adoption of African Children”, project “Island of Hope in Kenya”, volunteers for exhibitions and promotion of the projects, helpers for making videos and presentations, graphics, administrative help, specialists in promotion on the Internet...

The leader of the course is Dana Feminová – the founder and chairwoman of Centre Narovinu, organizing projects in Kenya and CR over a long period, for instance the project “Adoption of African Children – project of help for distance” and “Island of Hope”.

Information and registration: dana.feminova@adopceafrika.cz, mobile: 777 711 911

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Friday December 8, from 6pm.
Theatre café at Prague 1, Ve smečkách 26
Meet-up with the photographer Regina Jäger, the author of beneficent calendar Island of Hope 2018

Music – theatre – photo exhibition – beneficent auction – fair trade shop

Friends, we cordially invite you to the first November benefit event in Kutná Hora ... There will also be our Fair Shop, where you can buy Christmas presents (coffee, tea, talcum products, jewelry, gift certificates and packages, bags, T-shirts ...). We look forward to meeting on Sunday 5th of November

Press release
Centre Narovinu
22nd May 2017

On the occasion of the Day of Africa on May 25 2017 AFRO TRAM will pass through Prague. This event starts a month of the campaign of strong stories from long distance adoption.

Thursday May 25, 2:15 PM, Vozovna Střešovice (Patočkova 4, Prague 6). Tram will leave at 2:30 PM and will be seen in the city centre until 5:30 PM.

15 years of Distance Adoption Project - more than 4,000 children got a chance for a better future! The project helps not only to particular children, but also to the whole families and communities. After 15 years of experience we say: It Makes Sense! Our children have graduated, now they have a job, they have become responsible parents, they are helping as volunteers and spreading the help within communities...

This project and the Day of Africa we perceive as extremely important and symbolic these days! Every day, starting from May 25, we will publish one strong story of adoptive parents, children from the program and volunteers. One of the stories about how the project specifically helps is available at: centernarovinu.org/it-makes-sense-15-years-distant-adoption-project

Campaign will be ended by Multicultural Festival „Narovinu Afrika Fest“ on June 18 2017 on the boat Cargo on Prague „Náplavka“. Symbolically on the occasion of the Day of the African Child celebrated on June 16. Every child on this planet deserves a chance for dignified life!

For 15 years, the Czechs have been helping to diminish tendencies towards intolerance, xenophobia and racism (originated from fear of migration) via long distance adoption. Solidarity and willingness to help is the only way out of the current world situation.

We wish you beautiful days and thank you for paying attention to our activities!
Kind regards, Simona Heřtusová

Stáhnout Download video (63 MB)

Saturday May 20 2017, 8 pm, Malostranská beseda, Malostranské náměstí 35/21, Praha 1

The phenomenal party is dedicated to the Centre Narovinu, and the earnings will be sent to the community centre The Island of Hope on Rusinga Island in Kenya – specifically, we will support the purchase of furniture (wooden tables and chairs) to a new dining room for 500 children.

Come to have fun and contribute to the good thing! A seat ticket costs 500 CZK. Ticket orders via e-mail: simona.hertusova@adopceafrika.cz.

Thank you and we are looking forward to meeting Sandra Nováková, Filip Rajmont and their guests.
More at: facebook.com/barovani

Friendly evenings of Centrum Narovinu

April 25th, 18 – 20 h.
Centrum Narovinu, Sokolská 32, Praha 2, metro I. P. Pavlova
1st meeting of all volunteers, fans, supporters, adoptive parents and friends of Centrum Narovinu.

  • news from Centrum Narovinu
  • six o´clock tea and coffee from Kenya
  • mandalas for joy
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Are you interested in meeting new people and cultures and give something from your skills and free time for something reasonable? Are you interested in joining the projects of developing cooperation and education focused of Africa?

Saturday March 25th 10h – 18h, Centrum Narovinu, Sokolská 32, Praha 2, metro I.P. Pavlova

The seminars allow the participants to get to know all necessary about problems and work in projects of developing cooperation, stress on permanent sustainability and active approach at work with local communities, sensitive attitude to cultural differences, respect to heterogeneity. They will get to know work of coordinator of the project „Adoption of African children“, developing awareness and education at Czech schools as well as community centre „Island of Hope“ on Rusinga Island in Kenya.

After the seminar the participants can take an active part in the projects of Centre Narovinu in CR. We are looking for responsible coordinators for the project „Adoption of African Children“, project „Island of Hope in Kenya“, volunteers for exhibitions and promotion of the projects, helpers for making videos and presentations, graphics, administrative help, specialists in promotion on the Internet...

The leader of the course is Dana Feminová – the founder and chairwoman of Centre Narovinu, organizing projects in Kenya and CR over a long period, for instance the project „Adoption of African Children – project of help for distance“ and „Island of Hope“.

Information and registration: dana.feminova@adopceafrika.cz, mobile: 777 711 911

On Sunday we installed an exhibition in the cafe Prazirna (Roaster; Lublaňská 676/50, Prague 2). Come and enjoy a good cup of coffee, view an exhibition of the Island of Hope and maybe even buy some photos of Jan Sibik and Daniela Matulová.

Earnings supports children from the community center Island of Hope. The exhibition will run until 05/03.

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Tuesday, February 28,  from 18:00 at the Centrum Narovinu. The director Dana Feminová returned from Kenya and she would like to share with you stories and news from our development projects and the current situation in Kenya.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 18:00 at the Centrum Narovinu (Sokolska 32, Prague 2 – close to the metro station I.P.Pavlova).

The director Dana Feminová returned from Kenya at the beginning of February and she would like to share with you stories and news from our development projects and the current situation in Kenya.

The evening will be scenting by the excellent Kenyan coffee and tea. For children is ensured a creative playground. And of course, the opportunity to buy products from the fair shop. We look forward to you.

» Photogallery

Exhibition of photos "Island of Hope Humanist School" taken during January and February 2016 by students from 8th grade of the primary school at the community center of the Island of Hope in Kenya.

The preview will take place at the library in Soběslav on January 17 at 5pm.

You can visit the exhibition till February 24 and as well purchase photos. The proceeds will be used to support children at the Island of Hope.

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Let me invite you to my debut photo exhibition "Outlook on Life" in Prague City Center. You will see impressive photos from unique places of the Earth.

Alina Ushcheka
(Gloria Mundi)

Venue: X-Foto Gallery, Hybernska 24, Praha 1

The opening starts on Friday 6th January at 6 p.m. End of the exhibition: 26th January 2017.

You can buy all the photographs. Photos will be sold at the exhibition with all proceeds dedicated to charity Centrum Narovinu.

See you at the exhibition opening!

» More on Facebook

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Klub cestovatelů, Masarykovo nábřeží 22, Praha 1

The objective of these exhibitions is to inform the general public about situation in Africa and about the projects organized by the association Centrum Narovinu and that way to get new sponsors and co-workers. These documentary photos were taken by volunteers from Centrum Narovinu on their journeys. In the photos you can see the life in slums and poor villages and also how our projects work.

More information: hedvabnastezka.cz/klub-cestovatelu-praha/program

Saturday 10th December 2016
10 am – 3 pm
Valdštejnská 151/6a, Prague 1

We are looking forward to your participation in our Winter Market on 10th December, 2016.

Narovinu Centre will participate with its Fair stall – during the whole day you will be able to buy Christmas presents with their own story and thus support children from the community centre of Island of Hope at Rusinga Island, Kenya. We look forward to meeting you. More information at: www.centernarovinu.org/fair-trade-shop

65 live lectures or unique films at 5 projection halls, 5 photo-courses, 10 stalls with exotic cuisine as part of the Exotic Food Court, 10 dancing performances... Centre Narovinu will participate with its Fair stall

The festival program offers: 65 live lectures or unique films at 5 projection halls, 5 photo-courses, 10 stalls with exotic cuisine as part of the Exotic Food Court, 10 dancing performances and many more. More information at:  www.kolemsveta.cz and  at Facebooku.

Narovinu Centre will participate with its  Fair stall – during the whole weekend you will be able to buy Christmas presents with their own story and thus support children from the community centre of Island of Hope at Rusinga Island, Kenya. We look forward to meeting you. More information at: www.centernarovinu.org/fair-trade-shop.

Café bar Deštník, campus VŠE, New building, W. Churchilla 4, Praha 3.

The photographs were taken by Jan Šibík and Daniela Matulová in July 2016 on Rusinga Island in Kenya. The exhibition shows the everyday life on the island and in the community center Island of Hope. The photographs can be purchased and the profit will be used to support the children from the community center Island of Hope.

More information www.vse-destnik.cz

Thursday 1st December, 6 PM, KC Nová Beseda - Klánovice
Entrance fee: 180 CZK
Reservations required.
 
Dear ladies,
in case you are waking up in the middle of the night from the nightmare of buying Christmas gifts, we have good news for you. This year it is possible to shop without stress. Already for the seventh time we organize the Ladies Night, this year with motto: Christmas is here, let´s enjoy it in peace, let´s avoid crowded malls and let´s buy all the Christmas gifts under one roof, at KC Nová Beseda.
 
What can you expect on 1st December at our cultural centre?
 
6 PM - 8:30 PM    Klánovice Christmas Market, our Fair Trade stand included - coffee, tea, soapstone products, gift certificates and parcels, direct trade products with story from Kenya etc., more on: www.centernarovinu.org/fair-trade-shop
8:30 PM - 9 PM    Fashion Show, Raffle
9 PM                   Screening of comedy Bad Moms

Jan Sibik and Daniela Matulova for the Narovinu Centre
Café Muzeum Vinohradska 1, Prague 1 (new building of National Museum)

The preview will take place on Sep 21st, at 6 pm.
Discussion with the photographer Jan Sibik and Ken Okongo – the project coordinator in Kenya.

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Saturday Sept 17,  from 10 am – 7 pm
At Vltavanů site 229, Prague 4 – Braník

Narovinu Centre will complement the program with creative workshops and fair-trade stall full of Kenyan products. We look forward to meeting you there.
» More information at www.facebook.com/RestauraceaKavarnaKorkoran/

Monday 5.9. from 18:00 – meeting in Brno
Traveller´s Club – Hedvábná stezka, Veleslavínova 183/14, Brno-Královo Pole

Wednesday 21.9. from 18:00 – meeting in Prague
Café  Muzeum, Vinohradská 1, Prague 1 – new building of National Museum

Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28 2016. Narovinu Centre will be participating at this event on Sunday August 28. You will be able to buy things at our fair shop stall or  take part at various workshops.

You can get ready for the trip to Africa – can  put on African clothes, make African jewellery, decorate an African dress or paint an African mask. We look forward to meeting you!

The complete festival program is attached.

Even this year we are there! Meet us on Sunday 24.7 and at the weekend 30. – 31.7 in an African village, where you can buy products from fair-trade shop at our stand or you and your children can join workshops.

You will prepare for a trip to Africa – put on African clothes, make African jewels, decorate a dress of an African woman or draw an African mask... We are looking forward to meeting you.

» More about the festival

A picnic with a Kenyan student Diana, her adoptive parent and Centre Narovinu. Diana came for an invitation of her adoptive parent to Prague.

Come and met her, ask her what you are interested in, share experience with her adoptive parent who visited her last year in Kenya or just relax in a pleasant atmosphere. You can also bring a snack. We will meet in a park between a church and Staré purkrabství. In case of bad weather we will hide in the café of Staré purkrabství.

on Thursday June 23rd at 6 p.m. Humanistic center, Sokolská 32, Prague 2 (close to metro station I.P.Pavlova).

The Club of Friends of Island of Hope is looking for new volunteers, sponsors, and friends who would like to actively participate in the creation of a specific global development project and thus enable its further development towards self-reliance and sustainability.

We still have a long way to go and need a lot of enthusiasm, creativity, and new ideas as well as financial support in order to reach our goals. We present you with an opportunity to do something meaningful and fulfilling, to learn more about an interesting subject matter, and positively influence the lives of hundreds of people living in the poorest areas of this planet.

Everyone can get involved in his/her area of interest and expertise. For example, you can help us with gathering information – finding and contacting people or firms that make playgrounds, sell computers, school and sports equipment, etc. We are also in need of specialised knowledge - helping the social worker in the orphanage, agriculture consultancy, instructing methodological seminars for teaches, etc.

Promotion is also extremely important for us. The more people hear about us, the bigger chance for the project to keep developing. Very helpful is promotion through media, organizing photo exhibitions, charitable events, etc. (we provide the materials). We would be more than happy to come and make a presentation if you provide the space and help us with the organisation.

Current plans and challenges:

  • creation of a promo video summarizing the information about the project Island of Hope
  • creation of a TV spot for the project Island of Hope
  • creation of a new website for the project
  • processing of photos and videos
  • further equipment of the new library (books and digital content in English and Swahili)
  • preparation and implementation of a suitable library system, the launch of lending books to the whole community
  • extension of the after-school activities for children from the orphanage, school and also students from the boarding high school
  • creation and implementation of the whole program of sexual education for different school grades
  • creation of an elective educational program "Life skills" (self-understanding, ethics, and education for non-violence) for the high school students
  • improving social work with different groups of children in our orphanage (HIV positive children, abused children…)
  • improvement of the program of integration of the children from the orphanage back to the community
  • further equipping of the playground for the smallest children (swings, climbing frame..)
  • starting new profit-making handcraft activities – creating work opportunities for women, heading towards self-reliance and sustainability of the project
  • optimization of farming activities – evaluation of the present results and planning further steps
  • searching for a long-term sponsor for the area of medical care – running of the clinic

Work teams of the Club of Island of Hope:

  1. Education and social work – educational methods and supplies, library equipment, teacher seminars, afterschool activities, program of social work with children in the orphanage..

Subgroups:

  • Kindergarten
  • Elementary school
  • High school

coordinatorDana Feminová

  1. Health care – helping with the project of clinic – contact with local personnel, professional consultation, help with managing overviews and reports, gathering other necessary equipment
    cordinatorMarie Langová

  2. Agriculture and farming – gathering information about other suitable crops, solving problems related to farming, gathering information and equipment necessary for further development of the farm, entering into partnership with agricultural experts

  3. Development of profit-making projects for the sustainability and self-reliance of the project– craft workshops and cooperatives, optimization and development of farming production – poultry and fish breeding, development of trade activities (tea, coffee, soapstone products)
    coordinator: Tomáš Kaštil

  4. Promotion of the project Island of Hope – preparation of promotional materials, contacting journalists, publishing articles, radio and TV interviews, organization of charity events, banner placement on web sites, social media, etc.
    coordinatorSimona Heřtusová

  5. Fundraising for the Island of Hope - contacting potential donors and sponsors, project preparation for grant systems of different institutions and foundations
    coordinator: Helena Andrejová

Send it on! How to contribute?

  1. financial gift for the project Island of Hope
    No. of bank account: 107-6829480277/0100
    variable symbol of the project: 900
    constant symbol of this project: 0558

for more information go to the page I would like to donate.

  1. sponsorship cooperation between us and your firm

one-time donation contract for a specific purpose
long-term donation contract for percentage from sale
providing free of charge services or goods for the project

  1. adopting a child from Rusinga Island that is a part of the Adoption of African Children program

for more information go to the page Adoptions of African Children – the project of distant support.

  1. volunteer work – membership in the Club of Friends of Island of Hope

  2. purchasing a "gift with a story" or a gift certificate "Send it on - give hope" from our fair shop
    for more information go to the page Fair Trade Shop.

You can find more information about the project on the following website: Island of Hope – a community centre at the Rusinga Island in Kenya.

I will be looking forward to the next African meeting and possible cooperation on the project Island of Hope.

If you cannot make it to the meeting but you still want to become a member of the Club of Friends of Island of Hope, send me an e-mail explaining what kind of cooperation you would be interested in and we will arrange another meeting, agree on the way of cooperation, etc.

Best regards,

Dana Feminová

Director of Center Narovinu, o.p.s.,
project manager of the project "Island of Hope" in Kenya

tel: 777 711 911
email: dana.feminova@adopceafrika.cz

Selling exhibition of photographs. Preview June 1st  from 18.00. Video – chat – Fair Trade.

Five of the photos were awarded by Medal for collection in International Child Art Exhibition Lidice.

Café & Gallery Art-n-Coffee
Arcade of Czech National Bank, Na příkopě 24, Praha 1

Multicultural festival Kaleidoskop will take place on the 11th of June in the Central Park Pankrác. Come along, experience the taste of various world cultures and enjoy the kaleidoscope of colours, sounds, sights and flavours. You will find here traditional cuisine from various parts of the world. You can look forward to seeing culturally diverse musical and dance performances, workshops for children, lectures and other attractions.

Multicultural festival Kaleidoskop has become a Hate Free fest! We declare that all the visitors of our festival are welcome regardless of their ethnic, sexual or religious  identity.

Centrum Narovinu prepared workshops for children and adults and you will traditionally have a chance to buy Kenyan products – soapstone, coffee, tea from our Fair trade shop.

More at festival-kaleidoskop.cz a facebook.com/festivalkaleidoskoppraha

 

The course is organized by Simona Strakošová and Vlasta Dobešová – coordinators of the project of long-distance adoption.

The course takes place at Raynet company, Francouzská street 6167/5, Ostrava-Poruba.  Prize of the course: 100,- Kč (prize for the materials). Apply by the end of May by e-mail at simona.strakosova@adopceafrika.cz. Thank you.

More information on page Seminars for development cooperation in Africa.

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The studio Design of clothes of Tomas Bata University in Zlín will introduce the works of its students at a charitable fashion show in support of the non-governmental organization Center Narovinu.

The fashion event will take place on the 27th of May 2016 from 4 p.m. in the baroque premises of the former Jesuit dormitory in Kutná Hora, where is now located the Gallery of Central Bohemian region, GASK. The money raised will be used to support the project Island of Hope – a community centre on Rusinga Island in Kenya, where Center Narovinu has built a nursery, an elementary school, a clinic, an orphanage, and a high school.

The collection was photographed by Vivien from Kenya, who was a part of the program of Adoption of African Children – project of long-distance support. She is currently studying medicine in Bratislava thanks to the support of her „adoptive parents“.

» Poster (print quality; 74 MB; Czech)

A benefit performance: Semafor is green
Jiří Suchý, Jitka Molavcová and others

Thursday 12th of May from 7 pm

100% of earnings will support the community center Island of Hope on Rusinga Island in Kenya.

» Semafor – Ticket Reservation
» Facebook Event
The SEMAFOR theatre supports education of Ashley Wambui from Kenya within the program Adoption of African children – long distance help project.

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The annual NGO Market will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Forum Karlín (Pernerova 51) in Prague. The fair will be accompanied by an all-day program including professional lectures and workshops for both NGO representatives and the public. Admission to the event is free.

» More information

» Video

 

Start with a non-profit organization in 2016
The third year of the fair on non-profit organizations
Monday, March 21st, 2016
10 AM – 4 PM
The circular hall of the Czech Agricultural University in Prague

At the fair you will be able to:

  • To find an internship, summer job or engage in interesting projects on a volunteer basis;
  • To get ideas for their bachelor or master's thesis;
  • Expand your awareness of the non-profit sector in the Czech Republic;

and meet face to face with representatives of full range of NGOs.

There will also be Centrum Narovinu with its presentation booth which will be enriched by products from the fair shop, which you can buy and promote community center Island of Hope in Kenya. E-shop of the fair shop can be found on www.centernarovinu.org/fair-trade-shop.

More information on:
» www.zacnisneziskovkou.cz
» Facebook Event

Dear adoptive parents and friends of the Centrum Narovinu and Kenya,

We cordially invite you to the Kenyan evening in Prague – on Wednesday, 2nd March from 6 PM.

Dana Feminová (Director of the Centrum Narovinu) and Lenka Čapková (administrative arrangement of the Long Distance Adoption program) returned from their business trip. The program was very busy and we would like to share with you all the news. You can look forward to new photos and videos from the projects, school visits, seminars and meetings ...

The evening will make by Kenyan coffee and tea, which you will then be able to buy, along with other gifts from our fair shop (soapstone goods, jewelry, gift packages and certificates).

For children there will be a painting and manufacturing corner.

We are look forward to meeting you,

For Centrum Narovinu

Simona Heřtusová

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Dana Feminová and Lenka Čapková are on a business trip in Kenya. There is a very tight schedule awaiting them – visit of some schools, where children from the program "Long Distance Adoption" are; a seminar with local coordinators of adoption and their teams; meetings with the office in Nairobi and partner schools ...

And then 14 days on Rusinga Island in the community center Island of Hope, where the photographic and art workshop will take place ... and they will deal with other topics about the project and the opening of a new high school. Detailed information and photos can be seen on www.facebook.com/CentrumNarovinu

What does the world look like through the eyes of kids in Kenya? We'd like to see, so we're planning a photography workshop for kids of the Island of Hope Community Centre.

We're now collecting digital cameras. Have you got a spare one that you could give away? Bring it or send it to Centrum Narovinu (Sokolská 32, Praha 2, 120 000) – until 15/01/2016. Thank you.

Contact:  lenka.capkova@adopceafrika.cz

PF 2016: Joy caused to another person has an amazing nature. By the reflection it is not getting weaker, but it returns to us developed and brighter. Gandhi

We wish you a Merry Christmas and only good for the New Year. Thank you for your support and goodwill so far and we are looking forward to common journey in the New Year.

Centrum Narovinu

Are you looking for presents that will bring double joy? Would you like to find out more about our projects and possibilities to help in Kenya? We would be happy to meet with you during November and December at the following places:

26.11. - Ladies Night, Praha 9 - Klánovice
18:00-20:30 Klánovice Christmas market
20:30-20:45 Fashion show, raffle
20:45-21:00 Christmas raffle full of beautiful gifts
21:00 Screening of the comedy Bez Kalhot
KC Nová Beseda,  Slavětínská 120, Prague 9 – Klánovice, kcnovabeseda.cz/program/dalsi-akce/ladies-night1/

28.-29.11.2015 – Festival Kolem Světa (Around the World), Prague 5
lectures, movie screening, supporting program
Národní dům na Smíchově (National House at Smíchov), Náměstí 14. října 16, Prague 5, www.kolemsveta.cz

2.12.2015 – coffee house KAABA, Prague 2
During the whole day you can taste coffee and tea from Kenya and also buy presents from our fair-trade shop. From 16-19 o´clock there will be a talk about our projects.
Coffee House KAABA, Mánesova 20, Prague 2, www.kaaba.cz

12.12.2015 – Winter Market Parklane
Christmas market at our partner institution-international school Parklane.
Parklane, Valdštejnská 151, Prague 1

The products have been purchased directly from Kenyan producers without any mediators. 100% of the earnings will be used to support children in the community center Island of Hope in Kenya.

We are looking forward to meeting you.

Christmas market at our partner institution – International School Parklane.
Parklane, Valdštejnská 151, Prague 1.

Promotional event of Center Narovinu.

The products have been purchased directly from Kenyan producers without any mediators. 100% of the earnings will be used to support children in the community center Island of Hope in Kenya.

We are looking forward to meeting you.

10h – 18h, Centrum Narovinu, Sokolská 32, Praha 2, metro I.P. Pavlova.

Are you interested in meeting new people and cultures and give something from your skills and free time for something reasonable? Are you interested in joining the projects of developing cooperation and education focused of Africa?

Saturday 28.11. 10h – 18h, Centrum Narovinu, Sokolská 32, Praha 2, metro I.P. Pavlova

The seminars allow the participants to get to know all necessary about problems and work in projects of developing cooperation, stress on permanent sustainability and active approach at work with local communities, sensitive attitude to cultural differences, respect to heterogeneity. They will get to know work of coordinator of the project „Adoption of African children“, developing awareness and education at Czech schools as well as community centre „Island of Hope“ on Rusinga Island in Kenya.

After the seminar the participants can take an active part in the projects of Centre Narovinu in CR. We are looking for responsible coordinators for the project „Adoption of African Children“, project „Island of Hope in Kenya“, volunteers for exhibitions and promotion of the projects, helpers for making videos and presentations, graphics, administrative help, specialists in promotion on the Internet...

The leader of the course is Dana Feminová – the founder and chairwoman of Centre Narovinu, organizing projects in Kenya and CR over a long period, for instance the project „Adoption of African Children – project of help for distance“ and „Island of Hope“.

Information and registration: dana.feminova@adopceafrika.cz, mobile: 777 711 911

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Are you interested in meeting new people and cultures and give something from your skills and free time for something reasonable? Are you interested in joining the projects of developing cooperation and education focused of Africa?

Saturday 31.10. 10 – 18, Centrum Narovinu, Sokolská 32, Praha 2, metro I.P. Pavlova

The seminars allow the participants to get to know all necessary about problems and work in projects of developing cooperation, stress on permanent sustainability and active approach at work with local communities, sensitive attitude to cultural differences, respect to heterogeneity. They will get to know work of coordinator of the project „Adoption of African children“, developing awareness and education at Czech schools as well as community centre „Island of Hope“ on Rusinga Island in Kenya.

After the seminar the participants can take an active part in the projects of Centre Narovinu in CR. We are looking for responsible coordinators for the project „Adoption of African Children“, project „Island of Hope in Kenya“, volunteers for exhibitions and promotion of the projects, helpers for making videos and presentations, graphics, administrative help, specialists in promotion on the Internet...

The leader of the course is Dana Feminová – the founder and chairwoman of Centre Narovinu, organizing projects in Kenya and CR over a long period, for instance the project „Adoption of African Children – project of help for distance“ and „Island of Hope“.

Information and registration: dana.feminova@adopceafrika.cz, mobile: 777 711 911

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Get on the Peace tram T3 and follow us in discussion on the burning issues of today´s world. You can listen to the Czech and foreign DJs, taste a fair trade food and in the end you will become a wittness of a great music flashmob happening.

The ride takes place on September 21st, which is the International day of peace. The goal of our ride is to support peacefull and non-violent solution to conflict situations and show solidarity with people who´ve been leaving their countries and looking for safety because of civil wars and unsuccessful invasions.

This tram ride is a part of events organized by „The Czech Republic against poverty“ campaign, the worldwide network Action/2015.

More info here.

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Thursday, 17/09, Prague, Kampa.
Centrum Narovinu completes the program from 16:30 to 18:00 by developing workshops for children and adults.

There will be also a possibility to buy products from Kenya in our fair shop. We are looking forward for you in Kampa. Come and have a good time with great music, tasting dishes from many countries and learning where and how Czech Republic helps within the international development assistance.

Will you be unable to come at the event? No worries, there will be an exhibition of Czech development cooperation installed in Prague Kampa park in the period 14.9. – 24.9.

More info here.

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By the end of August, a container will be sent to Kenya with a collection of things for the community center Island of Hope. We collect especially those things that can be brought or sent to the office of Centrum Narovinu (Sokolská 32, Prague 2, in working days from 9am to 5pm or by the agreement):

1) ENGLISH BOOKS for children and adults in printed and electronic forms for newly built library

2) COMPUTERS for a computer schoolroom, a secondary school and administrative base of the whole center (suitable are also older used and functional computers and accessories)

3) TEACHING AIDS (laboratory equipment for physics, chemistry, biology, educational posters, maps, Montessori aids, calculators)

4) WRITING and ART SUPPLIES (pencils, pens, crayons, chalks, markers, watercolors, colored papers, notebooks, papers, scissors, rulers, ...)

5) FOR THE ORPHANAGE – games, sports equipment, toys, …

6) FOR KINDERGARDEN – outdoor playground (climbing frames, seesaws, trampolines, carousels ...)

7) FOR MANUFACTURING WORKROOM – sewing machines

8) OTHER – digital cameras, etc. are welcome as well

Thank you for your support and we wish you a beautiful summer days.

10th annual meeting devoted to Africa, ZOO Jihlava
We invite you to Zoo Jihlava for a meeting with Africa. On Sunday, August 30 th, from 11:45 to 12:45 We enrich the program by a lecture on “Woman and Africa”, where we will share with you our experiences from Kenya. There will be prepared workshops for kids throughout the day with African culture; for adults some quizzes and you will traditionally have a chance to buy Kenyan products from our Fair trade. 

Jihlava Zoo helps as well during whole summer holidays with a collection of books in English which can be also left at the ticket office of Jihlava Zoo up to August 30th.

For more information please visit Jihlava ZOO web.

We are looking forward to meeting you.

Come and see our unique and interesting „guide“, Pimprle the Punch, who was created for our traveller by children from Czech schools abroad and in the Czech Republic. The exhibition, held at the Museum of Puppets in Pilsen, will run from July 7, 2015 to August 31, 2015. (September and October on request!)

During 2014 and 2015 more than 30 schools all around the world joined the programme and also some schools in the Czech Republic started to participate. Punch eventually came also to our school „the Island of Hope“ on Rusinga Island in Kenya. More in the photo gallery…

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Dvur Kralove Zoo

Visit us at Africa Live Festival, where we are going to have our promotional stand on Saturday, July 25th. You will have an option to buy products from Kenya from our Fair trade. For children we have prepared workshops with African culture.

Workshop “Dressing of African clothes and Life in Africa” – Kids will learn about the ways of dressing in Kenya, they will try typical African clothes, carrying things on the head and tying babies.

There will also be a workshop “Production of beads” – Beautiful colorful jewelry belongs to African culture. Children can try to produce beads for a necklace or a bracelet made of paper.

And for those who like painting, will be certainly attracted by workshop “Drawing mandalas – decorating clothes of African women” – Africa is full of colors and patterns. From mandalas that children draw, we will decorate clothes of African women.

There will be other possibilities for drawing as well – drawing on further an African picture, painting animals, map of Africa or painting masks.

For more information and a detailed program of the festival please visit this link.

We are looking forward to meet you there.

Narovinu Africa Fest
Exhibitions: Centrum Narovinu: Karibuni Kenya – Africa through unusual eyes, NaZemi: Supermarket SVĚT

Friday 19.6.2015

Stage program

13.00 Zdeněk Vřešťál / Folk
14.00 3Gentlemen / Musical songs
15.00 Miloš Vacík drumming workshop and TAM TAM BATUCADA
16.00 Theatre Lantern Kladno – Little dog and little cat
18.00 Voice workshop Hanka Říhavá / I seek inspiration in african songs, czech folk songs, blues, jazz...
19.00 Zuzka Janiššová / Various genres
20.00 Artmosphere / Borderline of rock and pop with art-rock elements
20.30 Beatrice Dossah (Ghana)
21.00 Lottery draw of birthday charity raffle.
21.30 Monika Vaverová and Firelovers band / fire show

Program of workshops and discussions

12 – 15 Workshops with development theme for children
17.00 Discussion: Fair trade – how does it work and what what experience we have?

  • Jiří Silný – principal of Ekumenic academy
  • Jiří Hejkrlík – Czech university in Prague, chairman of Fairtrade Czech Republic and Slovakia organisation
  • Beatrice Dossah (Ghana) – founder of organisation "Hipsters of Nature", singer and environmental activist.
  • Monica Gyan (Ghana) – founder of fiartrade cooperative in western region of Ghana, cooperative is a part of Kuapa Kokoo, which is one of the biggest cooperatives that grow cocoa.

19.00 Discussion: What are the impacts of Distant adoption of African children?

  • Kennedy Okongo – co-founder and CEO of Centre Narovinu in Kenya
  • Lenka Čapková – head of administration for project Distant adoption of African children, Centre Narovinu
  • Táňa Bednářová – founder and CEO of Wontanara
  • Josef Fukan – adoptive parent of African child from Guinea and expert on development cooperation

Saturday 20.6.2015

Stage program

13.00 Lucka Mrňáková and pianist Lukáš Lázňovský / Musical aria
14.00 Lucie Černíková / Musical and swing melodies
15.00 Infinitas
16.00 TiDiTaDe / performance and workshop
17.30 ŘEKY project – Antonie Nyass and Luhawa Goldin from Yellow Sisters
18.30 Lottery draw of birthday charity raffle
19.00 Lucie Zhory / oriental dance and folk singing
19.30 Jitka Zelenková
20.30 Lucie Zhory / dance with fire
Karamelky will complete the Saturday program with short dance performances.

Program of workshops and discussions

13.00 Authentic African jewel, lecture and presentation of PhDr. Marie Imbrová, www.imbrova.cz
Marie Imbrová has been collecting authentic African jewels in Sub-Saharan African for 18 years – she will tell the listeners about basic characteristic of an African jewel in her presentation, used materials, its quality and factors which determine its price.

15.00 Projection of film B'ella (Malawi, 2014, 106 minutes) and discussion with Tereza Mirovičová from organisation boNGO Worldwide.
B'ella is a 17 year old girl living with her family in Chazunda – suburban district of Blantyre city in Malawi. Just like the rest of the girls her age she's dealing with problems with her schoolmates, her first love and her own future. The director shot the film in improvised conditions and with mostly non-professional actors, whose direct performance gives the film huge freshness.

17.00 Discussion: Situation with health care in Keyna and how to help efectively?
MUDr. Maria Langová and MUDr. Zuzana Fajkusová – doctors with long-term experience from various African countries and coordinators of healthcare Clinic in Kenya – Rusinga Island.

19.00 Discussion: Projects that helps. How to recognise good, sustainable and meaningful development project? Characteristics of successful projects.

  • Tomáš Tožička – technician, theologian and an expert on development issues, coordinator of development projects of Educon and campaign The Czech Republic against poverty.
  • Kennedy Okongo – co-founder and CEO of Centre Narovinu in Kenya
  • Dana Feminová – founder and CEO of Centre Narovinu, coordinator of project "Island of Hope" at Rusinga Island in Kenya.

 

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Dear adoptive parents,

we would like to invite You to three unique meetings with Mr. Ken Okongo – the president of our Kenyan office, who was one of the  founders of Centre Narovinu in Kenya and also two other key projects: Adoption of African children and project of distance help and Hope Island at Rusinga Island in Kenya.

Come meet the person who knows many of the children from Adoption programs and who will share with you not only their stories but also stories about life in Kenya and everything you would find interesting.

9.6.2015 at 6:00 PM, BRNO – KLUB CESTOVATELŮ

Klub cestovatelů, Veleslavínova 14 (15 metres from Jungmannova stop), Brno - Královo Pole

10.6.2015 at 6:00 PM, BRATISLAVA – CAFE LUXOR

Cafe Luxor at passage Luxor, Gröslingova 5, 81102 Bratislava - Stare Mesto

19.6. and 20.6.2015 PRAGUE – NAROVINU AFRICA FEST

Park Lane, Valdštejnská 151, Praha 1 – metro Malostranská

Ken Okongo will attend discussions where -- with other experts -- will discuss: "What is the outcome of distance adoption?" and "Projects which help. How to spot a good - maintainable and meaningful project. Characteristics of successful projects." Ken will be present during the entire festival and will gladly answer all Your questions.

More detailed festival schedule will soon be posted on our website.

We are looking forward to meeting You and wish you a good week,
Centre Narovinu.

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9.5. 2015, 17:00 – 18:30, Kutná Hora
Cafe Na Kozím plácku (Dačického náměstí 10, 284 01 Kutná Hora, www.koziplacek.cz)

11.5. 2015, 17:00 – 18:30, Ostrava
Restaurant Credo (Pavlovova 1351/44, Ostrava-Zábřeh, tram stop Rodimcevova or Zábřeh vodárna, restaurace-pizzerie-kavarna.com/restaurace_credo)

Tuesday 5. 5. at 18:00.
Café V lese – Krymská 12, Prague 10 – Vršovice.

Two Kenyan teachers Kevin Okinyi Onyango and Vincent Onyango Rowa work with children at primary school Island of Hope on Rusinga Island. The projects has been running since 2003 and works well also thanks to Czech and Slovak sponsors, who support the children in the project Adoption of African children – project of help for distance.

What is their experience with introducing innovative teaching methods? What are the reactions of children, parents and community? Did the school and children succeed in countrywide evaluation? They also bring specific information to adoptive parents who support children on Rusinga Island. Come and meet the teachers who teach „your“ children in Kenya.

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