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Bulletin – February 2021 (printed version for download)

We are celebrating the 18th birthday of the long-distance adoption of African children through beautiful stories * Who makes up the Narovinu Center team? We present volunteers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia * Club of Friends of Adoption * We present new reinforcements in the Prague office * Extra payments for children in 2020 * Adopt a teacher * Education is the key to our life succes * How I led Diana to the goal * Health insurance * Thanks for support to Czech schools * News from the charity shop 2020
Read more 26. 2. 2021 |

      
        

18 stories “Thank you for your support”

» 1. story: Introducing the founders of the Centrum Narovinu Dana and Simona » 2. story – We thank for their support: “The Narovinu Center gave me two things. Son Peter and love for African stories, thank you. And I wish us all good end stories.”
Read more 19. 2. 2021 |

      
        

11th story THANK YOU for your support: You can support the education of children in Kenya in various ways

We introduced several adoptive parents, volunteers who dedicate their free time to the project administration, artists who support us at events or companies that donate part of their earnings to support education… Another option is to support quality teachers. We thank the company OpenWise Solutions, which supports the operation of the computer room, IT teachers and the quality connection of the Island of Hope.
Read more 19. 2. 2021 |

      
        

10th Story THANK YOU for your support: Thanks for the support and beautiful video to Slovak youtuber Peter Expl0ited

We appreciate that we have adoptive parents across all generations… Thanks for the support and beautiful video to Slovak youtuber Peter Expl0ited. Will you join too? www.CenterNarovinu.org
Read more 17. 2. 2021 |

      
        

18 stories of supported children

» 1. Story of a supported child: Introducing Brenda » 2. Story of a supported child: Introducing Wendy » 3. Story of a supported child: Introducing Bonface » 4. Story of a supported child: Introducing Audrey
Read more 17. 2. 2021 |

      
        

10th The Story of a Supported Child: Introducing Collins

Collins is a very nice young man who will tell you what helps him when he is sad… He will introduce you to the whole family, take you around the house and to the university where he studies business. He has known his adoptive parent from photos and letters since primary school and he would very much like to meet him in person. According to Collins' mother, the adoption program was a great benefit for the family, but it helps the most in college, where tuition is really high. The adoptive parent received the traditional name Biáhá from a Kenyan family.
Read more 17. 2. 2021 |

      
        

9th The story of a supported child and an adoptive family: Two families, two daughters, two continents, two different cultures… And one common path to education.

The adoptive family began supporting Maureen in 2002, when she have attended a primary school. They accompanied her in education until 2020, when she graduated in the University of Nairobi with a degree in journalism and media studies.

      
        

8. The Story of a Supported Child: Introducing Irene

Irene has been in contact with the adoptive parent since kindergarten, when he started supporting her. She knows the names of the whole adoptive family and is very happy to view all the photos received. She is currently studying at the Island of Hope High School and in the article you will find out what her best friends say about her. Irene lives by The Lake Victoria, where she goes for water. Try at home what it's like to wear a 10 liter barrel of water on your head… And you can handle it like Irene without holding? At the end of the video will teach you to prepare a typical Kenyan food ugali, bon apetite. Will you join too? www.CenterNarovinu.org
Read more 13. 2. 2021 |

      
        

2. Story of a supported child: Introducing Wendy

Wendy goes to our Island of Hope Kindergarten. The kindergarten uses the Montessori teaching method, see what tools and teaching aids children use in kindergarten. The whole family will be introduced to you by Wendy´s dad, who makes a living as a fisherman. And don't miss the end of the video, Wendy loves to sing and dance. We keep our fingers crossed for Wendy to achieve the highest possible education… Will you join too? www.CenterNarovinu.org
Read more 21. 1. 2021 |

      
        

3. story THANK YOU for your support: In 2006, the Semafor Theater adopted a little girl named Ashley Wambui and brought her to adulthood…

With their help, she graduated not only from the whole elementary school, but also from high school. Thank you, we are looking forward to further joint projects and we wish you (hopefully soon) a full auditorium of satisfied spectators again. www.semafor.cz Will you join too? www.CenterNarovinu.org

      
        

4. story THANK YOU for your support: Two amazing women, beautiful products whose sales support the education of children in Kenya

“Under the KAWAK brand, I recycle coffee bags, making bags, backpacks and decorations. From the beginning, I wanted to set up the project so that part of the earnings would support the non-profit sector, and I was looking for a project related to the areas where coffee is grown.  The Narovinu Center appealed to me with its targeted help, personal contacts directly in Kenya and also the enthusiasm they put into the community center project.” Věra Severinová www.kawak.cz

      
        

8th story THANK YOU for your support: Our organization works in Kenya on the same principle, where we are assisted by 18 volunteer teams from different parts of Kenya…

They are in charge of communicating with children in the Long Distance Adoption program, distributing letters and packages from adoptive parents, extrapayments and distribution of food for children and families, coordination of communication with partner schools, organization of meetings in communities or assistance with the Island of Hope project.
Read more 19. 1. 2021 |

      
        

7th story THANK YOU for your support: All our volunteers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

All our volunteers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia who help us organize charity events, Fair Trade sales stands, workshops for children, go to help the Island of Hope in Kenya, invent new projects and events with us, translate, they do proofreading, IT support and are also in charge of children in the Distance Adoption program and communication with adoptive parents… Thank you, you are our great support. We really appreciate this cooperation, we wouldn't be able to do it without you. Will you join too? www.CenterNarovinu.org
Read more 19. 1. 2021 |

      
        

The education of children in Kenya is supported by students, teachers and whole schools… One of them is Kladruby Elementary School

"Our school has been supporting the LONG distance adoption project since 2007, when we adopted little Muthina from Kenya. We get funding for the adoption by selling pupils' products, the stand with our Christmas and Easter decorations is regularly in our markets in the town. Muthina is an adult girl, as well as like some former students…

      
        

5. Story THANK YOU for your support: Papis Nyass is a drummer, dancer and composer of West African music…

He was born in The Gambia, but has lived in Prague since 1996 and supports us with performances and workshops. "I support the Centrum Narovinu because I know how rare and important their work is. Promoting education is the best investment in children in Africa. ❤️ Having a good education is the basis of life. I was born there and I know that African children do not have it easy, so I support the songs." www.afro-drum-dance.cz/papis-nyass.html
Read more 16. 1. 2021 |

      
        

7. Story of a supported child: Introducing George

George will show you how the teaching takes place in the 8th grade of the Island of Hope. He doesn't speak Swahili very well at school. His parents died, so his grandmother and grandfather take care of him. When George is home, he helps his grandparents burn coal and also sew clothes. his grandfather is very grateful for the support that the boy receives within the long distance adoption program… Will you join too? www.CenterNarovinu.org
Read more 15. 1. 2021 |

      
        

6. Story of a supported child: Introducing Regina

Regina attends the Island of Hope Elementary School. Her parents moved to Tanzania, so the little girl lives in the Island of Hope, in her free time her uncle supervises her and goes to her parents during the holidays. Regina is in regular contact with her family, who supports her, exchange letters, photos and share their experiences. They really wish that they would meet in person in Kenya one day… Will you join too? www.CenterNarovinu.org
Read more 15. 1. 2021 |

      
        

5. Story of a supported child: Introducing Nelly

Nelly Melelo has been in the adoption program since 2008, when she started attending primary school. With the help of an adoptive parent, she graduated from the University of Nairobi this year with a degree in statistics. Nelly is 24 and lives with her parents and siblings in a traditional Maasai village. Supporting education makes sense, and Nelly is another beautiful example of the program helping specific children, but also changing the lives of entire families and communities… Will you join too? www.CenterNarovinu.org

      
        

4. Story of a supported child: Introducing Audrey

Audrey studies and lives in Mombasa. The video introduces us to a whole family of 10, you take a look at the school and their house and learn what it means to have a "family business". Audrey is in regular contact with her adoptive parent, and the photos she received adorn the walls of their house. Will you join too? www.CenterNarovinu.org
Read more 15. 1. 2021 |

      
        

3. Story of a supported child: Introducing Bonface

Bonface goes to our primary school of the Island of Hope and with him you can look into a gym class and a computer room. Bonface's mother has several jobs to take care of her four children… The Long Distance Adoption project helps her a lot.
Read more 15. 1. 2021 |

      
        

PF 2021

Dear adoptive parents, dear supporters and friends of the Centrum Narovinu, we wish you a peaceful rest of the year 2020 and a lot of health, joy and satisfaction in the year 2021. We really appreciate you supporting us even in this difficult time and we look forward to another year together, Your Centrum Narovinu
Read more 23. 12. 2020 |

      
        

We are celebrating the 18th birthday of Adoption of African Children with beautiful stories

Every week we publish 1 story of a supported child and 1 story “thank you for your support”. The Adoption of African Children project is celebrating 18 years of its existence this year. We were preparing a celebration, but the situation this year was how it was, so for now we celebrate it online with beautiful stories. We introduce you to 18 supported children – we look at places where families live, see what schools look like, what children do in their free time or what families live on – and to 18 adoptive parents, volunteers and project supporters who support children's education in Kenya. ❤️
Read more 22. 12. 2020 |

      
        

Supporting education makes sense… Will you join in too?

As part of the program of African Child Adoption – Long Distance Support Project, you can support the youngest children from kindergarten and help them go through the entire education system and enjoy a carefree childhood. You can also find children from different primary school classes who have lost their adoptive parents or high school students who are looking for adoptive parents to complete their secondary education. We also support young mothers who have studied very well and would like to complete higher education so that they have a chance to get a better job and take better care of their children.

      
        

SDGs Awards Accelerator

In September 2020, we were given the opportunity to join the SDGs Awards Accelerator and multiply the positive impact of the Island of Hope community center, which we run in Kenya. Out of 30 registered organizations, we got between 10 and on Monday December 7 we presented the project to the jury and got among the 5 projects that will be supported as part of the acceleration.
Read more 22. 12. 2020 |

      
        

1. Story of a supported child: Introducing Brenda

Brenda goes to our Island of Hope High School. Do you know what she enjoys most at school and what she would like to become one day? In the story, you also look at the house where Brenda lives, how the traditionally cook looks like and what the surroundings of Lake Victoria looks like. Brenda has been in our program since kindergarten and is very grateful for the support. She is also very happy to communicate with the adoptive parent, with whom they exchange letters and photos… Will you join too? www.CenterNarovinu.org
Read more 22. 12. 2020 |

      
        

1. story: Introducing the founders of the Centrum Narovinu Dana and Simona

The organization was founded in 1995, the first trips to Kenya took place in 2000, and today you can still find them in the office, at discussions, sales booths, seminars in Kenya with a smile on their faces and optimism that MAKES SENSE. Dana is in charge of projects in Kenya, mainly the Island of Hope community center on Rusinga Island, which is visited daily by over 500 children and which also includes the clinic… Simona takes care of the charity events, projects in schools and the Fair Trade. Together they motivate volunteers and look for new sponsors so that projects supporting education and health care can work…

      
        

News from Kenya for adoptive parents

Dear adoptive parents, We hope you are all fine. We would like to provide you with up-to-date information from Kenya regarding the children's studies and the sending of packages. In Kenya, an examination regime has been in force since 18th October – there are only the 4th and 8th grades of primary schools and the 4th grades of secondary schools currently in schools due to school testing and transitions to further levels of education.

      
        

Collections “support of the Island of Hope Clinic”

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORT to the Avast Foundation and all the friends of the Centrum Narovinu who have supported medical care to people on Rusinga Island in Kenya in recent months.
Read more 25. 10. 2020 |

      
        

Collection „rescue food packages“

THANK YOU to all adoptive parents and friends of the Centrum Narovinu, the distribution of food packages is successfully over. ❤️ We are glad that together with the Nairobi office and volunteers in Kenya we managed to react immediately and realize the collection. Buying food was really the most important help we could give to children and families in Kenya during the pandemic.
Read more 25. 10. 2020 |