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The Island of Hope. Support us on the road to self-sufficiency!

Community Centre The Island of Hope is truly comprehensive project, attended daily by more than 500 children. The centre has a total of 47 employees, 65 children in orphanages, 93 children in nursery school, 272 children at elementary school, 31 high school students, 231 children adopted for normal contribution, 67 children adopted for double contribution, 15,120 registered patients on the clinic, 68 births in 2016, 197 hens on the farm, 2 breeding ponds for tilapia, 6 breeding cages for tilapia right in Victoria Lake.
Read more 2. 5. 2017 |

      
        

Bulletin – February 2017 (printed version for download)

Volunteers wanted * Who is in the team of Center Narovinu? We are introducing Hanka, Lenka, Jitka * Club of Friends of Adoption * We are looking for an adoptive parent for Gilack * Why have I applied for my internship at Narovinu Centre? * News from the community centre on Rusinga Island, Western Kenya * What is new in fundraising? * From adoption to Fair Trade Shop * Fair-trade shop helps children from the community centre Island of Hope in Kenya * Journey to Island of Hope and visiting my adoptive son Cindy * Partnership between Czech and Kenyan schools
Read more 17. 3. 2017 |

      
        

Travel to Kenya 2017

Follow the monthly business trip to Kenya by Dana Feminová – as usual the travel is full of meetings, consultations, and various appointments. Route plan: Nairobi – The Community center Island of Hope on Rusinga Island – Coordinators meeting in Mombasa – Nairobi.

      
        

PF 2017

Thank you for all your support. We wish you peaceful Christmas holidays and a lot love, joy, health and shared experiences in the upcoming year. Your Center Narovinu
Read more 22. 12. 2016 |

      
        

Pass it on – Even the changing of a single human story makes a big difference!

The video spot supports Island of Hope, a self-sufficient and self-sustainable community center, which we have been creating on Rusinga Island in Kenya. The project was launched in 2003. Nowadays, it is daily visited by over 400 children and it consists of an orphanage for 72 children aged 3 to 18, Montessori kindergarten for 90 children, elementary school for 300 children, educational center with a library, workroom for making soapstone products, health clinic for approximately 10 000 patients from the area, and a farm with an irrigation system, fruit trees, as well as fish and poultry breeding. We are also in the process of building a boarding high school for 120 students.
Read more 21. 12. 2016 |

      
        

Czech TV supports education for children in Kenya

The whole week between the 28th of November and the 4th of December 2016, you could watch the spot of Center Narovinu called “Donate Education” on channels of Czech TV. The campaign informs wider public about one of the main projects, its meaning and impact – supporting education of children in Kenya. Czech TV aired 35 spots which were seen by 2 575 217 viewers. They did it free of charge as a part of their program “Czech TV Supports Charity”. Thank you for your support!
Read more 21. 12. 2016 |

      
        

Christmas Market supported children from the Island of Hope

Again this year, Park Lane International School organized a traditional Christmas market in support of children from the community center Island of Hope on Rusinga Island in Kenya. The market took place on Saturday December 10th  and a part of it was a sale of Christmas gingerbread cookies which Park Lane students made with the help of Fresh and Tasty company.

      
        

Administrative assistant of the project Adoption of African children

Center Narovinu, o.p.s., which deals with foreign development cooperation in Africa and global development education (Adoption of African children – project of long-distance help, development projects in the area of schooling and medical care in Kenya, programs of global development education and raising of public awareness at schools and other places), is looking for an administrative assistant – especially for the development project of long-distance help "Adoption of African children".
Read more 4. 12. 2016 |

      
        

Energy of a calendar full of strong children's stories – December

My world – my energy, such is the subtitle of the calendar of the Europe Easy Energy Company for the year 2016. It is dedicated to twelve children of Kenya, whose education is sponsored by the company through our organization. We bring the twelfth December story of Bilia.

      
        

Fair Trade shop of Center Narovinu – Kenyan gifts with a story

Fresh coffee and tea, soapstone products, jewellery, T-shirts, bags… You will find all of that and more in our Kenyan Fair Trade shop!… We will be happy if you remember our gifts with a story again this year when buying presents for your beloved ones, business partners, or employees. Besides making them happy you will also bring joy to the children from the community center Island of Hope.

      
        

Bulletin – October 2016 (printed version for download)

Diana´s Visit * Adoption Friends‘ Club * News from the Island of Hope – the community centre at the Rusinga Island in Kenya * Fund-raising campaign of Island of Hope for final facilities of kitchen and dining room * Who is a team of the Centrum Narovinu? Introducing Helena * Profit or non-profit? Getting new corporate partners for the community center Island of Hope in Kenya * Exhibition Island of Hope – Jan Šibík and Daniela Matulová took pictures for Centre Narovinu * We offer fellowship for university students who study the problems of development cooperation * Fair trade shop
Read more 6. 11. 2016 |

      
        

Energy of a calendar full of strong children's stories – November

My world – my energy, such is the subtitle of the calendar of the Europe Easy Energy Company for the year 2016. It is dedicated to twelve children of Kenya, whose education is sponsored by the company through our organization. We bring the eleventh November story of Bridget.

      
        

A Birthday wish to Kenya

We would like to show you for an inspiration how the correspondence between a Czech adoptive parent, and his supported child in Kenya can look like. Three times a year large packages with letters, certificates and photographs of children from Kenya come into the office and we put them into envelopes and then forward the adoptive parents. Among the letters pictures of Belinda Nafuly, at those she is holding large colorful pictures and is surrounded by birthday wishes, birthday hat and many letters, impressed us.

      
        

Energy of a calendar full of strong children's stories – October

My world – my energy, such is the subtitle of the calendar of the Europe Easy Energy Company for the year 2016. It is dedicated to twelve children of Kenya, whose education is sponsored by the company through our organization. We bring the tenth October story of Sharon.

      
        

A fund-raising event for Island of Hope to furnish a kitchen and a dining hall!

We've managed to raise enough to finish a kitchen and a dining hall for 530 children from Island of Hope on Rusinga Island and at the moment, construction work is in full swing. Now we need to collect money for cauldrons, fridges, storeroom equipment, cookware, tables and chairs to furnish both the kitchend and the dining hall. Please help us!

      
        

Energy of a calendar full of strong children's stories – September

My world – my energy, such is the subtitle of the calendar of the Europe Easy Energy Company for the year 2016. It is dedicated to twelve children of Kenya, whose education is sponsored by the company through our organization. We bring the ninth September story of Tabitha.

      
        

The founder of development projects of Narovinu Centre in Kenya – Ken Okongo will come to Prague

Center Narovinu Press Release. Ken Okongo will arrive at Prague´s Vaclav Havel airport  on Friday September 2, 2016 at 18:30  (terminal 1, flight from Istanbul). Ken Okongo, Director of Narovinu Centra in Kenya: „We have  begun with the development projects in Kenya in 2001.  One of our key projects today  is  the program of Adoption of African children – the project of distant support. This project has helped over 4000 children with their education  and additional 400 kids that daily visit the community centre of Island of Hope at the Rusinga Island in Kenya."
Read more 30. 8. 2016 |

      
        

Journey Full of Surprise – an adoptive teacher in Kenya

How about spending a part of teacher's summer holiday at school? Quite crazy, isn't it? But I have tried it and I can't appreciate it more. I learned about Centre Narovinu 9 years ago, when our school adopted a Kenyan girl by this organisation. I have been following their activities since then, I was at meetings with Kenyan coordinators as well. And I have to add, I admire what they have done on Rusinga Island at Victoria Lake , the project called Island of Hope.

      
        

Fair-trade shop of Centre Narovinu

We are preparing a special Christmas offer for you this year – do not forget our fair-trade shop when you choose presents for your friend, employees or company partners. We offer direct trade presents with a story that please somebody and also support projects in Kenya. What makes our Kenyan coffee and tea special?

      
        

Energy of a calendar full of strong children's stories – August

My world – my energy, such is the subtitle of the calendar of the Europe Easy Energy Company for the year 2016. It is dedicated to twelve children of Kenya, whose education is sponsored by the company through our organization. We bring the eighth August story of Moureen.

      
        

Picnic with a Kenyan student Diana

Press Release of Centrum Narovinu. Wednesday, 27/07 – Prague Vyšehrad – 4 – 7 PM Park in front of the Old Burgraviate. In bad weather the meeting will take place in a cafe of Old Burgraviate. Picnic with a Kenyan student Diana, her adoptive parent and the Centrum Narovinu. Diana arrived at the invitation of her adoptive parents, who supports her education for already six years.

      
        

Collection for Kenya

You can support further development of our Community centre Island of Hope at the Rusinga Island in Kenya by donating books in English, used computer/notebook in good condition, sewing machine and musical instrument. You can bring it or send it to Centrum Narovinu at Sokolská 32, Praha 2 (subway station I.P. Pavlova), from Monday till Friday 9:00 -17:00 or we can agree on other time as well. Collection is till 31st August 2016.
Read more 22. 7. 2016 |

      
        

Energy of a calendar full of strong children's stories – July

My world – my energy, such is the subtitle of the calendar of the Europe Easy Energy Company for the year 2016. It is dedicated to twelve children of Kenya, whose education is sponsored by the company through our organization. We bring the seventh July story of Gift.

      
        

On Saturday 16/07 Diana Nyambura Wakhome will arrive from Kenya to Prague

Press Release of Centrum Narovinu. A Kenyan girl Diana is supported with the education for six years. In 2015, she and her adoptive parents first met in Kenya and on Saturday 16/07 they are going to meet in Prague ... Be there for the meeting with us! On Saturday 16/07 Diana Nyambura Wakhome will arrive from Kenya to Prague at 18:30 to the Vaclav Havel Airport (Terminal 1, a flight from Istanbul).

      
        

Bulletin – June 2016 (printed version for download)

Actress Barbara Munzarová supports project of the Center Narovinu * Communication between children and adoptive parents brings great joy * Health Insurance Programme – A Case Study * Supporting families in Kenya, from child education to business start-ups (The story of Rolex) * Adoption Friends‘ Club * News from the Island of Hope – the community centre at the Rusinga Island in Kenya * My first trip to Kenya * We would like to thank to „Divadlo SEMAFOR“ for a benefit performance for children from community centre the Island of Hope. * Fashion show in Gask ADO Narovinu * Campaign * Click and help via Gift.cz
Read more 22. 6. 2016 |

      
        

Energy of a calendar full of strong children's stories – June

My world – my energy, such is the subtitle of the calendar of the Europe Easy Energy Company for the year 2016. It is dedicated to twelve children of Kenya, whose education is sponsored by the company through our organization. We bring the sixth June story of Richard.

      
        

Join the meeting of the Club of Friends of Island of Hope

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.
Read more 7. 6. 2016 |

      
        

Medals to the Island of Hope School for the collection of photos!

This is the award of the 44th International Children's Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice 2016, where we sent photos of the January/February photographic workshop which had been taken by kids from the little island on Lake Viktoria in Kenya. The award-winning works will be on display at the exhibition in Lidice.

      
        

Actress Barbara Munzarová supports the projects of the Center Narovinu

"Even in today´s busy and often selfish times, it is possible to create something unique, beneficial, even miraculous in an almost opposite part of the world," says Bára Munzarová – an actress and adoptive mother of a boy in Kenya.

      
        

Energy of a calendar full of strong children's stories – May

My world – my energy, such is the subtitle of the calendar of the Europe Easy Energy Company for the year 2016. It is dedicated to twelve children of Kenya, whose education is sponsored by the company through our organization. We bring the fifth May story of Susan.
Read more 5. 5. 2016 |