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 16. 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 16. 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

The Distance Adoption project celebrated the age of majority in 2020 – beautiful eighteenths. We were preparing a celebration, but the situation was not good for the celebration… So we celebrated with beautiful online stories. Every week, since November, we have published one story of a supported child and one story “Thank you for your support.” We will introduce eighteen supported children – and we will look at the places where the families live, we will see what the schools look like, where children go, what children do in their free time and what families live on… And in eighteen stories “Thank you for your support” we will introduce you the adoptive parents, volunteers and project supporters who support this children’s education in Kenya.
Read more 23. 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 26. 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 |


Bulletin – September 2020 (printed version for download)

Who is in the team of Center Narovinu? * Introducing new support for our Nairobi office * Club of Friends of Adoption * Interesting extra payments * How do students of Island of Hope evaluate their school? * Thank you for your financial contributions to the collections * The collection for Ruth was successful, the girl is healed * Cooperation with the Centrum Narovinu * We are looking for new volunteers *
Read more 6. 10. 2020 |


Dear Alice, you will always live in our hearts and memories!

Thank you for all your positive energy, kindness, passion for the education, your friendship and your smart work that was an inspiration for everyone.
Read more 17. 9. 2020 |


Nairobi office director Ken Okongo on the current situation in Kenya

What are our children's families experiencing in the Distance Adoption program? What are the effects of the covid-19 pandemic in Kenya? Was food distribution the best way we could support Kenyan families?
Read more 12. 9. 2020 |


Ruth is healed

We share a wonderful message from Kenya – Ruth is healed ❤️ She was on a full examination on Friday and received the results today… Thanks to all the friends who contributed to her treatment, mentally supported her and thought about her all the time. Ruth has a smile on his face again. ☺


Collection to support Pius family

On Saturday, May 23, our friend Pius Mudiwo Oloo died suddenly at the age of 46. We would like to help the family of our long-term volunteer and express our thanks for his great cooperation and support of Centrum Narovinu. Pius was from Komenya in the Siaya area and was the eldest son of an 8-member family. He then lived in Nairobi. As a volunteer coordinator of the Distant Adoption project in our organization, he worked for over 4 years and cared for children from different parts of Kenya, especially from Siaya and the Kibera slum in Nairobi.
Read more 1. 6. 2020 |


Current fundraising campaigns of Centre Narovinu for direct help in Kenya

The whole situation in Kenya is quite troublesome – the number of infected people is growing. The schools will stay closed at least till the end of May, there is a curfew in place, capital cities are closed and many people have lost all of their income while there is no social security system in place. On top of that, Kenya is dealing with flooding and grasshopper invasion that have a very negative effect on the harvest. We can´t even imagine, how many families and children in Kenya currently suffer from hunger. Health and access to basic foods is  is really the most important thing at the moment, which is why we have announced two collections to directly help people in Kenya:
Read more 5. 5. 2020 |


Information on the current situation in Kenya not just for adoptive parents

Dear adoptive parents, we have received many questions from you and we understand that you are worried about your adopted children. We all find ourselves in a very demanding and uncertain time, which is all the more difficult for the countries, which had struggled with poverty long before this crises started. Now that we have held an online meeting with our colleagues from the Nairobian office, with whom we discussed the current state of affairs in Kenya and the way we can help our children in this difficult time, we bring you an update on the whole situation.
Read more 5. 5. 2020 |


The big THANK YOU for donation for the ISLAND OF HOPE Clinic

Dear friends, we would like to thank you very much for the support. Before Easter, we managed to collect 50 000 CZK and we used these for the listed below:


Coronavirus in Kenya – Collection for the Island of Hope Clinic

In connection with this situation, we also announce a COLLECTION for the Island of Hope Clinic on Rusinga Island. This is the only functional clinic on the island, and we would like to support it by purchasing additional protective equipment, oxygen bombs and masks, enough medicines and, if the situation so requires, additional staff. This would prepare us for a time when it will be necessary to help a large number of people in the area as quickly as possible.


Coronavirus in Kenya

Dear adoptive parents and dear supporters and friends of the Center Narovinu, we would like to inform you about the latest developments in Kenya. In connection with this difficult situation, we decided to take several measures: At this time, we strongly DISCLAIM sending packages and letters by mail. * If you want to support your child in this difficult situation, you can send EXTRA PAYMENT for food, hygiene and medical devices. * Another way you can support the health of "your" children is HEALTH INSURANCE. * In connection with this situation, we also announce a COLLECTION for the Island of Hope Clinic on Rusinga Island.
Read more 31. 3. 2020 |


The operation of Center Narovinu office is limited

Dear adoptive parents, dear supporters, and dear friends of Center Narovinu, Center Narovinu employees will work from home as a part of the anti-coronavirus measures. If you need to meet us in the Prague office, please contact us, and we will arrange a meeting in person.
Read more 13. 3. 2020 |