Adoptive parents visit supported children in Kenya

We thank to adoptive parents for their feedbacks from their journeys to Kenya families… Personal meeting and introduction with supported children and his/her family worths and brings unforgettable experiences and a new dimension to mutual communication. ☺


Visit of our adoptive daughter Metrine in Nairobi

In 2004, we began to consider the long distance adoption of a child in Africa. After searching for information on the Internet and meeting with Dana Feminova at the Center Narovinu in Prague, we adopted a girl from Kenya called Metrine Midesha, who was eight years old.15 years have passed, Metrine with our financial support completed primary and secondary school and furthermore she studied tourism management.


My trip to Kenya, October 2018

Na konci září jsem se vydala na moji již třetí cestu do Keni, a již podruhé jsem se rozhodla ji absolvovat sama. První část mé dovolené jsem se rozhodla strávit v Mombase, a to z toho důvodu, že jsem nechtěla, aby mne má Christine viděla vyčerpanou z mé práce, zkrátka jsem chtěla nabrat sil, opálit se na pláži a následně, poslední týdny s ní strávit na Rusinga Island.
Read more 28. 4. 2019 |


Annual Report Centrum Narovinu 2018

What we did and where we succeed last year? Check out our Annual Report.
Read more 26. 4. 2019 |


Thank you for supporting the education of children in Kenya. It makes sense!

Thanks to adoptive parents who have ordered short videos of their supported children, you can peek into the everyday life of families and make a better idea of what conditions children come from… This time we present the story of Huldy, who, with the support of the adoptive parent, completed the basic degree of education and is now studying in high school.


Island of Hope has a new MULTIFUNCTIONAL CAR!

Big thanks for financial support go to SlovakAid, Pojišťovna VZP a. s., DINO SCHOOLS OF PRAGUE, www.Dago.cz, TEPfactor Slapy, Mercuria Laser Game, Premium Fashion Brands  and to all individual donators from Czech republic and Slovakia…  We were able to buy a multifunctional car for needs of Island of Hope thanks to all of you. The car delivered lot of happiness to all people involved in project – it will help as medical car for urgent needs, for needs of farm and for shopping. It will take students to school events, sport games, competitions and conferences where students represent their school.


Working trip to Kenya (20.2. – 25.3. 2019)

Dana Feminova is on another working trip in Kenya and  has a very busy schedule again: meetings with the Nairobi office and sponsors, stay at Rusing Island – the Island of Hope project: appointments with the project team, …


Bulletin – February 2019 (printed version for download)

Gifts with the story from the FairTrade Shop support children from the Island of Hope in Kenya * 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 Prague * Reaction to the article When children in Kenya write letters from June * We would like to introduce our team of Island of Hope in Kenya * Health insurance and an example of an interesting extra payment * Club of Friends of Adoption * Visit of Francis in Kilingili * Project „Kenya“ at Kojetín grammar school
Read more 18. 2. 2019 |


Raising Fish to support the Orphanage

With the simple visit to Mfangano Island, last 2017, by the Cooperators and donors from Czech and Slovak Republics, created the idea of doing fish farming project in Island of Hope Community Centre on Rusinga Island. The project started last Jan. 26, 2018. Started the repairs and improvement of the existing 2 x 2 m fish cage and fabricated 6 units 6 x 6 m fish cages. Also improved the existing 2 ponds which was used initially to rear the future breeders of the Fish Hatchery.


PF 2019

Dear adoptive parents, dear supporters and friends of Centrum Narovinu, we deeply thank you that you were with us even during this year ☺ We supported together education, health care and standard of living of kids and whole families in Kenya – there study 1745 children in kinder-gardens, basic and high schools and at universities, there are over 500 children who find daily background at Island of Hope and we provided health care for 826 kids in terms of health assurance.
Read more 20. 12. 2018 |


Gifts with a story from Fair-trade shop helps children from Island of Hope in Kenya

Thank you for your huge support, all pleasant meetings with you on our events and for your interest in gifts from fair-trade shop. We appreciate that a lot. We can again support community center Island of Hope on its way to independency… We would like to share with you several contributions, we thank you and we are looking forward to next common cooperation – eg. during Easters fairs ☺
Read more 20. 12. 2018 |


Education support has a sense! Adoption of Africa kids – remote help project

Individuals, groups, families, organisations, classes or schools are involved in the project. We thank especially to one of the schools – basic school Volary – and we share received contribution. Get involved! You can be in touch with particular kid from Kenya already from January 2019 and follow his/her life and dreams.


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
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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.