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 |


Actress Barbara Munzarová supports the project AdopceAfrika.cz

We live in a chaotic world. On a daily basis, populist media purposefully feed us with catastrophic news about approaching world disasters, worries about terrorism and fear of Islam. I made a free, autonomous decision to live in a world without fear and panic. And so I slowly, step by step, started trying to fight chaos, societal fear, and negative atmosphere by doing something good, helpful, and positive.


Victor's story

Victor comes from Kibera slum. Thanks to his adoptive parent's support, he finished elementary and secondary school and college. His adoptive parent visited him in Kenya and later invited him to come to the Czech Republic. Today Victor has a job and his own family. To say thank you, he named his son after his adoptive parent...


15 years of Adoption of African Children – Project of Long Distance Help

On the occasion of the Day of Africa on May 25 2017 AFRO TRAM will pass through Prague. This event starts a month of the campaign of strong stories from long distance adoption.
Read more 22. 5. 2017 |


It Makes Sense! 15 years of Distant Adoption project

In May 2002, the first 100 children took a seat behind the school desks. After 15 years in operation, thanks to your support, more than 4,000 children got the chance for a better future. Those children have begun to fulfil their dreams. The project is of a great benefit not only for them but also for whole families and communities. Thank you! Together we are altering particular human destinies. It makes sense!


Internet project GIVT.cz – click and help

The contribution was collected from 45 purchases. The highest amount credited from your purchase was 157 CZK, the lowest 1 CZK. People who contributed to us were buying mostly on these e-shops: Dáme jídlo, Mall, Stoklasa, Zoot, Booking, Lékárna and Pilulka. More than 2,600 non-profit organizations and 800 e-shops are involved in the Givt.cz project. The portal has already reallocated more than 945,000 CZK to included organizations.


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 |