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Civic association Centre Narovinu focuses on development cooperation with the aim to improve education, health care and general life standard in Africa. Other priorities of the association are to contribute to creation of a tolerant multicultural society, raising public awareness of the situation in developing countries and prevention of discrimination and racism in our society. Centre Narovinu is a member of Czech Forum for development cooperation (FORS), and participates in the campaign Czech against Poverty.

Centre Narovinu launched their activities back in 1995. After fifteen years of operating under the original name Humanist Centre Narovinu organisational changes came in 2009, which culminated by renaming the association and accepting new statutes. Currently main activities of Centre Narovinu are projects of foreign development cooperation in Kenya and global education in the Czech and Slovak Republic.

Current projects of Centre Narovinu

PROJECTS REALIZED IN KENYA

Development projects are directed with great emphasis on long-lasting sustainability, support of self-sufficiency, transition from passive attitude to active taking over responsibility and use of own possibilities. We believe that this is the only way to attain real help for needy communities in Africa and elsewhere.

„ Adoption of African children – project of distant support“ and providing of health insurance

  • The project to help children in various parts of Kenya living bellow poverty level

  • The aim: to enable poor children access to education and basic health care

Community centreIsland of Hopeon Rusinga Island in Lake Victoria

  • The project of constructing and assuring operation of the centre consisting of an orphanage, nursery school, primary school, health centre and communally beneficial educational centre with a video projector and internet access.  

  • The aim: to contribute to solving problems of the Rusinga Island community

Water for Kauti“.

  • The project of current underground water flowing openings maintenance, rain water catching in the area of Kauti Primary School and from a close farm‘s roofs, realization of a hydro-drill

  • The aim: to assure access to water and increase drinking water purity, thereby quality of life of Kauti region citizens (easier access to water will cause significant increase of agricultural production which influences life standard of local families, and everyday life of mainly women and children will evidently change)

PROJECTS REALIZED in CR and SR

„Africa by uncommon eyes“ or „Through education towards a universal human nation“

  • Organization of discussions, projections, workshops, exhibitions, and other enlightening actions for children and adults

  • Organization of seminars for volunteers

  • The aim: to inform the public and school children about the situation in Africa, prevention of racism, discrimination and xenophobia, multicultural education  

  • The realization of the project is supported by European Union and Ministry of foreign affairs of CR

 PROJECTS REALIZED in CR and KENYA

„Partnership of Czech and Kenyan schools“

  • The project of written communication among schools together with preparation of learning tools and other materials by Czech schools for schools in Kenya   

  • The aim: to get pupils and teachers in Czech and Kenyan schools in contact, multicultural education, efforts to create a sense of partnership among all people

Volunteering and Centre Narovinu

The civic association Centre Narovinu is based mainly on voluntary work. Only six people work full or part-time: four of them ensure running of development projects in Kenya and fundraising, two are engaged in enlightening projects for schools and the public. Other necessary administrative activities, without which the projects’ realization would not be possible, are carried out by volunteers. Tens of projects’ coordinators and their assistants are engaged in activities of the association only in their free time.

Employees and volunteers of Centre Narovinu are connected by common ideals and values, such as truth, fairness, compassion, tolerance, solidarity, responsibility and honesty. Thus they try to reach set goals of the Centre. One of them is development of voluntary work and wider application in the field of development cooperation, education and enlightenment.

Are you interested in getting regular information about our activities?

You can use the possibility of being informed through a bulletin.

How can you join us?

We need concrete help in these areas:

  • administration of the Distant Adoption project

  • coordination of the Distant Adoption project

  • advertising activities

  • looking for schools and people interested in our programmes

  • graphics, modifications of our web page

  • translations

  • fundraising

  • looking for doctors for an internship in the hospital on Rusinga Island

Contact

Centre Narovinu resides in Centre of non-profit activities in No. 1, Tyršova Street along with several other organizations of similar focus. We also run a small shop with the spirit of fair trade. Apart from offices, there is also a hall for various activities which is on demand at the disposal to other organizations and groups.

CENTRE NAROVINU

((No. 1, Tyršova Street – corner of Sokolská Street, 120 00 Praha 2, metro station I.P. Pavlova; map)
Tel.: 732 203 196
e-mail: info@centrumnarovinu.cz
Registration: MV ČR 22. 6. 1995 pod č.j. II/S-OS/1-27557/95-R
IČ: 63109948, DIČ: CZ63109948
Bank accounts:
The Czech Republic: KB-Praha 5, a.n. 19-1460510217/0100, collection account number: 107-6829480277/0100
Slovakia: ČSOB-Zvolen, a.n. 4001055909/7500