Community center Island of Hope can be donated also by donor SMS directly from your mobile phone

Your donation will support particularly long term sustainability of community center Island of Hope which is visited by over than 500 children daily. Its part is kinder-garden, basic and boarding high school, orphanage, 24/7 health center, library with PC class and farm. There is a new fish farm at Victoria lake side too. The profit from the farm will financially support catering for children and operations of the center – health care, social and education services.
Read more 18. 12. 2018 |


Bulletin – October 2018 (printed version for download)

Fair shop - these are presents with the story * Community Center ISLAND OF HOPE can be supported by DONATION SMS * Who is in the team of Center Narovinu? We would like to introduce our volunteers and new support for our team in Nairobi * Club of Friends of Adoption * What are the typical names in Kenya * Asante sana, Africa, and sometimes see you again * Health insurance programme in the year 2017/2018 * Gifts with a story
Read more 1. 11. 2018 |


For the fourth time we prepare Christmas offer of our FairTrade shop – Gifts with story will please your family, employees or clients.

We offer gift packages in different values and designs. From smaller variants in a cellophane bag to bigger packages in paper boxes. Standard package contains fair trade coffee and tea from Kenya and a soapstone statuette that was made in manufacture on the Island of Hope.


Introducing the story of Antony

Antony Mbugua Gitau is in the 7th grade and is 12 years old. His mother died when he was still small, he now lives with his father and grandmother. Without the support of adoptive mother Sandra Antony would not be able to go to school. He likes football and skating. What does he want to be and what makes him happy? And how is the program perceived by his family? This is what Antony, grandma Rachel and father James will tell you in the video… The Adoption of African Children Program – The Long Distance Help Project has been in operation since 2002 and helped over 4,000 children with education. Join us and change one human fate!
Read more 28. 8. 2018 |


The end of 2018 is marked by beneficiary, promotional and sales events. We are looking for new possibilities of cooperation, thank you in advance for your help!

Like every year during autumn and winter, we are looking for new opportunities where we would be able to present our projects and offer the FairTrade products. We have experience with promotional, presentation and sales events, festivals and sales in shops or school fairs.
Read more 26. 8. 2018 |


Bulletin – June 2018 (printed version for download)

The fair-trade shop – presents with a story * Who is in the team of Center Narovinu? Introducing volunteers in Kenya * 10 years of health insurance! * When children in Kenya write letters * Fish cage farming of Hope Island * Examples of interesting extra payments * Club of Friends of Adoption * When there is a will, there is a way: Support of students, classes and even schools
Read more 27. 6. 2018 |


10 years of health insurance!

Again this year and for the tenth time already, adoptive parents have a chance to have their adopted children involved in the program of health insurance. We can see, that this program has been very beneficial for the children since its very start. And everyone else who would like to support health care can do so by purchasing a gift certificate for medical treatment. » Fair Trade Shop Again this year and for the tenth time already, adoptive parents have a chance to have their adopted children involved in the program of health insurance. We can see, that this program has been very beneficial for the children since its very start. And everyone else who would like to support health care can do so by purchasing a gift certificate for medical treatment. » Fair Trade Shop


French fries true story – the long-distance adoption helps entire families

This is a true story about adoption number 52223, Beatrice Mueni who is in standard two. Her adoptive parents supported her family in 2015 when her mother wrote a letter of what they were going through as a family. Thanks to the adoptive parent who gave some extra payment and I supervised the family in doing shopping.


KAWAK supports Island of Hope

KAWAK are recycled bags made of jute coffee sacks. We process “waste” from Czech coffee-roasting plants, which is also beautiful and solid material perfect for carrying things. From each bag we sell, we contribute 100,- Kč to the project Island of Hope of Center Narovinu.


GIVT.cz – click and help

Do you forget to help for free while internet shopping? Add GIVT helper to your browser and you will never forget again. Here is the link for free download of the app: givt.cz/aplikace. In April, we received another financial contribution. This time we will use it to buy medicine and medical supplies for the Island of Hope clinic on Rusinga Island.


May 23 and 30 – Seminar Volunteers for Developing Cooperation

The seminars allow the participants to get to know all necessary about problems and work in projects of developing cooperation…


Fellowship for University students in the Center Narovinu

Are you interested in the problems of developing world and would you like to obtain experience within a non-profit organization? Do you have good communication skills, are you creative and do you enjoy learning new things? No difficulties using computers and speaking English? You must be the right person for an internship we offer within our organization.
Read more 22. 2. 2018 |


Fish Farming on Lake Victoria

Fish cages are on the place on the Victoria Lake. Thank you for supporting to the two-years SlovakAid project and other partners and collaborators that we will be gradually introduced you… Gages are 2 x 2 x 2 m, the anchor blocks are made of concrete, one weighs 500 kg. Place for the placement requires at least 9 m of depth.


Bulletin – February 2018 (printed version for download)

Fellowship for University students who study the problems of development cooperation * Who is in the team of Center Narovinu? Introducing volunteers and new helping force in Nairobi * Health insurance programme * Education system in Kenya * January news from the Community center The Island of Hope * Examples of interesting extra-payments * Club of Friends of Adoption * DINO SCHOOL supports project of Centrum Narovinu
Read more 21. 2. 2018 |


PF 2018

Dear adoptive parents, friends and fans of Centrum Narovinu. Thank you for all your support which we appreciate very much. We wish you a merry Christmas and a great new year filled with joy, love and happiness. Looking forward to another year spent together.


New Year´s Fundraiser for the Island of Hope Clinic

Donate 180,- Kč in support of the Island of Hope clinic and as a thank you gift we will send you the 2018 Island of Hope calendar.☺The donation will be used to buy medicine and medical material, and to cover salaries of the hospital staff. The clinic has over 15000 registered patients, an ambulance license and also offers hospitalization. It is open 24/7 and it is offers an indispensable refuge for the local people.


15 years of AdopceAfrika.cz – Pay it forward, it makes sense!

Get to know Maureen and her story. Thanks to the support, she is studying at university now and wants to be a journalist. Become a part of someone's story too! Supporting education makes sense!
Read more 22. 12. 2017 |


Island of Hope has a new kitchen with a dining hall

Thanks a lot to all of you who contributed to a new kitchen and a dining hall for 500 children. The fund-raising campaign ran from February 2016 to October 2017. The building is in service now, its open terrace working as a leisure-time and evening-activities centre of the whole Island of Hope.


Examples of interesting extra payments

Extra payments are extraordinary one-time payments that adoptive parents can send to their children in addition to the regular payments for school fees. The extra payments can serve various purposes: they can be used to help the family in a difficult life situation (for example by buying food), to buy a bicycle or a  laptop (which will help the students in their studies), to support a business idea (of students that have already finished their education), etc. We have decided to limit the number of extra payments due to organizational and personal reasons to  one payment per trimester and we always try to make sure the payment is really needed.


GIVT – click and help!

Thank you for your online help! The amount of Kč 1 143,- has been spent on food for children from the Island of Hope community centre. Although the project includes breeding fish, farming chickens, and growing fruit and vegetables, it isn't still easy to provide 500 boarders with food every day. Thanks for your help and support!


Gift certificates “Pay it forward” help children in Kenya

The Narovinu Center started in 2014 a campaign ‘Pay it forward’ to support its development projects in Kenya. In this campaign, it is possible to contribute with one-time donation to specific items for Adoption of African children – long distance support project or community centre of ‘Island of Hope’ on Rusinga Island.
Read more 17. 12. 2017 |


Fish Farming on Lake Victoria

Rusinga Island is one of the biggest islands on Lake Victoria with population about 30,000 inhabitants, of whom about half are children under 15 years. This very poor area has one of the highest mortality rates in the county, and therefore a large numbers of orphans. The island is strongly affected by the presence of malaria, HIV/AIDS, typhoid fever, TB, parasitic and other diseases. Fishing is the main economic activity in this region..


Bulletin – October 2017 (printed version for download)

Who is in the team of Center Narovinu? Introducing Ken, Carol, Irene and Mercy * Fish Farming on Lake Victoria * School project of adoption for distance * Actress Barbara Munzarová supports the project AdopceAfrika.cz * What can influence the performance of children in Kenyan schools? * Examples of interesting extra payments * Club of Friends of Adoption * Gift certificates “Pay it forward” help children in Kenya
Read more 5. 11. 2017 |


AdopceAfrika.cz – 15 years of powerful stories

We would like to thank to all adoptive parents, children and volunteers from the program for their touching stories they sent us. We very much appreciate your help. Jitka Ježková, Marcela Březinová or Filip Rajmont also belong to the group of the adoptive parents. You can read the stories of 15 years of adoption on AdopceAfrika.cz or look at the photo gallery on facebook. It makes a difference, please share it!


AdopceAfrika.cz – Victor’s visit in the Czech Republic

Victor from Kenya who was part of the long-distance adoption program visited in July his parents and friends he keeps in touch with. Česká televize (public Czech TV station) and Český rozhlas (public Czech radio station) also came to the meeting. Reportage of Česka televize in Události (main TV Journal). Reportage of Český rozhlas in afternoon edition of Radiožurnál. » Victor's story
Read more 24. 8. 2017 |


Fair shop – give presents with story

Have a look in the manufactory of the Island of Hope, where the soak stone products are made, decorated and painted. Fair shop, it also means direct import from Kenya without any middlemen – coffee, tea, soak stone products, jewellery, earrings, wood and iron products. And also gift certificates and packages, bags, t-shirts, badges. Find an inspiration for presents for your family, business partners or employees… 100 % of the income goes to the Island of Hope Community Centre on Rusinga Island.
Read more 24. 8. 2017 |


Partnership program of Czech and Kenya schools

Children from Czech schools sent to Kenya beautiful cards and coloured postcards for 15 years of AdopceAfrika.cz. We would like to thank the following schools: primary school Dacice, Praha 5 Barrandov, Opava, Plzeň, Řečany nad Labem, Vlkava kindergarden and Youth Centre Mnichovo Hradiště. We are looking forward to the answers from the partner schools. More about the program Africa seen with unusual eyes at schools or in photogalery.  


GIVT.cz – click and help

We want to thank you for thinking of us while shopping on Internet. You can support us by 1 click only in the internet project Givt.cz, and it does not cost you any additional money. You just have to install a simple add-in of your web browser that will make sure that you do not forget to click on GIVT while shopping. Whenever you visit an e-shop supported by GIVT, the application will make you aware of this option.
Read more 24. 8. 2017 |


15 years of AdopceAfrika.cz – Stories of adoptive parents, children, and volunteers from the program

On the occasion of the Day of Africa (May 25th) we started a campaign of moving stories of Adoption of African children – project of long-distance support. Every day, we share one story of either adoptive parents, children, or volunteers from the program. The campaign will finish on Sunday Jun 18th, when a multicultural festival Narovinu Afrika Fest will take place, on Cargo ship on the bank of the Vltava river in Prague. We chose Jun 18th as it comes shortly after the Day of African Child, which is celebrated on the Jun 16th. It makes a difference – every child on this planet deserves a chance at a dignified life.


Bulletin – May 2017 (printed version for download)

We are celebrating 15 years of experience with the project Adoption of African Children – project of long-distance help. And we say YES, IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE! * Who is in the team of Center Narovinu? Introducing Dana and Simona * The difficulties of pregnant girls in Kenya * Strong human stories of adoptive parents, children and volunteers * Visit of Christine * You can contribute also via one-time contributions to the Club of Friends of Adoption!! * Wordsearch * Island of Hope on Rusinga Island
Read more 17. 7. 2017 |