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News from the farm on Island of Hope, Rusinga Island

The coordinators of the project of Island of Hope on Rusinga Island in Kenya send their regards to all their friends in Europe. The first harvest of maize and two hundred new chickens in the farm have made them really happy! The first crop from an eight-hectare field is another step on the way to sustainability of the project which has to feed 350 children a day.

      
        

Echos from the vernissage of Africa Through Uncommon Eyes

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, the exhibition Africa Through Uncommon Eyes opened in RIM Gallery. Thanks to the financial support from RIM-CZ and the visitors buying fair trade products, the amount of 27,000 Kč was raised during the first day for development help in Kenya.

      
        

News about the Czech and Kenyan Schools Partnership Programme

When the Partnership (Through Education towards a Universal Human Nation) programme supported by the EU came to the end of its third year, we had to make a step forward and work out a plan aiming to create a space allowing partnership schools to increase their mutual learning and inspire each other.

      
        

New photographs and videos from the last trip to Kenya

Ms Dana Feminová visited Kenya again from March 21 to April 7. As usual, she was very busy organizing seminars for the coordinators of Distant Adoption of African Children and Partnership of Czech and Kenyan Schools, handing over the presents sent to the children by their adoptive parents etc. She also visited Rusinga Island and Island of Hope to discuss future of the project and next steps to its sustainability.
Read more 2. 5. 2014 |

      
        

Big floods on Island of Hope, Rusinga Island, Kenya

Due to a wild storm striking Rusinga Island in the middle of March, lots of houses on Rusinga Island were damaged. Although the water flooded Island of Hope too, all our buildings fortunately survived. In order to protect them from getting soaked and prevent further damage of the farm, another drainage channel will have to be made as soon as possible to drain water straight to the lake.

      
        

Adoptive parents visiting their children in Kenya

Here are two more reports written by adoptive parents who support children in Kenya. During their private trips to the country, they visited the children and their families and now they are describing the meetings and giving their opinion on the program of Distant Adoption of African Children.
Read more 7. 3. 2014 |

      
        

The February bulletin of Centre Narovinu

Adoption friends club helped children in Kenya also in the first trimester 2014. Nancy's story. Nancy is a student in the program Adoption of African children- the project of distant support. Christmas food purchase for children in the program Adoption of African children. On the long way to the development, self-sufficiency, and sustainability. community centre Island of hope on Rusinga Island. Merry Christmas. PR campaign of Centre Narovinu. Let's give education to children in Kenya.
Read more 2. 3. 2014 |

      
        

PF Center Narovinu 2014

Dear adoptive parents, dear supporters and friends of Center Narovinu, we wish you peaceful time of advent and to the New Year lots of health, joy and satisfaction. Thank you for your help and support and we look forward to next nice meetings in the next year. Team of Centre Narovinu

      
        

Club of Friends of Adoption

Do you like the project to support the education of children in Kenya, but the current situation does not allow you to adopt on long distance any of the children? However, you would like to financially support us?
Read more 28. 12. 2013 |

      
        

Media campaign of Centre Narovinu Let´s donate education

As traditionally we dedicate the end of the year to a media campaign – this year we have focused on a single topic, which is education of children in Kenya. Great news is the chance to send a financial amount by card via a payment gate directly from our webpage. Thanks for your support and help

      
        

New videos and photos from Kenya

To the gallery and videos there were attached new videos and photos from the autumn journey to Kenya. Have a look. More information from this journey and news from the projects you can find in January printed bulletin.

      
        

Looking back at the fundraising event and an opportunity to online-purchase of several last beautiful works by children from around the world

The fundraising event took place in Prague in Kinsky Summerhouse in cooperation with Radio Junior Czech Radio on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 15 to 19 hours. There was very nice atmosphere all the afternoon. Children and students tried several workshops with African topics , the adults discussed the current situation in Africa, development projects, and watched latest videos documenting the progress of our projects.

      
        

Invitation to a fundraising event – Delight yourself and your dear ones

Dear adoptive parents, supporters, and friends of the Center Narovinu, We would like to invite you to the fundraising event which takes place on Thursday 7/11 from 3 pm to 19 pm in Prague. Delight yourself and your dear ones and buy some beautiful decorations, candles, dolls or children's drawings from around the world ...

      
        

25/9 Center Narovinu took part in Czech Radio's vernisage names "Drawing online 2013"

It was already the eighth time, when children from Kenya participated on the Czech Radio's art competition  "Drawing online 2013". The topic of this year was "No fear of spooks" and there wer exibited pictures from the Czech Republic, Kenya, Slovakia, Bulgary, Ungaria, Russia, India, Indonasia and U. S. at the vernissage.

      
        

Bulletin - Ocober 2013

Up-to-date information about our projects and your contributions - from our adoptive parents and supporters. All of that you can find in our October bulletin.
Read more 15. 10. 2013 |

      
        

Short “field” news on development projects in Kenya

Africa can always surprise! And again, like many times in the past, I am back in Kenya because of our development projects. An unbelievable 13 years have passed since my first trip to Africa and I am not able to figure out how many times I have visited this country so far – 20, 25 times..? Each of the trip was unique and different to the rest. But the beginning of this trip was special in it´s own way.

      
        

Charity fair for Kenya kids and Kouřim town

On Saturday August 31, 2013 a charity fair for Kenya kids and Kourim town was organized as part of  a family festival “Kourim Rock 2013”. Goods in value of 3,180 CZK were sold, 50% of the amount – 1,590 CZK was donated to the flood account of the Kourim town and the second half will be handed over to the partner school and Community Centre Island of Hope at Rusinga Island in Kenya.

      
        

Beneficiary concert at Kutna Hora

We would like to thank everybody who came to the beautiful premise of Gallery GASK at the Jesuit college at Kutna Hora on August 18, 2013 and who participated at the beneficiary concert of the Narovinu Centre and thus supported the education of Kenyan children either by a voluntary entrance fee or by a donation to our bank account.  The total amount raised was 13,700 CZK and will be fully used for our project of Adoption of African children – project of remote support.

      
        

Run for Africa

We would like to share with you our great experience – one of the nicest for me personally during this school year – which was an event called “Run for Africa.” We organized the event in order to raise funds /school fees for our adopted boy Vincent.  In the previous years we managed to obtain funds through paper recycling, but this year one of my colleagues had an idea to raise the funds by “running”.

      
        

Week-end meeting of the Centre Narovinu volunteers

During the weekend of May 25-26 a regular meeting of volunteer coordinators took place at the premises of the Centre Narovinu. 19 people in total participated from all over the Czech Republic. The program was similar to those of the previous years – the project coordinators gave updates (summary) of various projects and informed about the news, changes and future plans.

      
        

The annual report of Centrum Narovinu for 2012

What did we make happen last year? Take a look into our annual report.
Read more 5. 6. 2013 |

      
        

Monday´s charitable auction earned 52 000 CZK to Community centre Island of Hope

The picture Angel by Radan Wagner, who gifted it to Centre Narovinu, was auctioned off for unbelievable 52 000 CZK. This money will be used for further development of Community Centre Island of Hope on the Rusinga Island in Kenya.

      
        

Looking back at the events which took place the first weekend in May

We presented our organisation, together with other 200 non-profit organisations, at the NGO Market in Prague on Friday, the 3rd May. We thank for all nice meetings and interest in Africa and development projects. Accompanying programme was very interesting and varied as well. We hope, that you enjoyed the trade show as much as we did.

      
        

Other courses „Volunteers for development cooperation in Africa“ took place in March

March was full of courses for volunteers – two subsequent evenings took place in Prague (18th and 19th March) and a weekend course took place in Chocerady on the 23rd and 24th March. 12 people participated in Prague evenings and 8 people in Chocerady course.

      
        

My visit to Florence

I decided to adopt a Kenyan child after X-mass 2012, thanks to the article about Petr Kostka's visit to his adopted child in Uganda. Because the school year in Kenya starts in January, things had to be speed up, which we managed together with a Czech coordinator. All papers were ready in a few days, so Florence could start school after the New Year.

      
        

News from Rusinga Island

What is the life of girls in the new building of the orphanage like? What new is growing in the school garden? What do the kids do in their free time? What are the future plans? We are bringing news and actual information from the Island of Hope from our co-ordinator Joash.

      
        

Water for Kauti

In December 2012  third phase of the project Water for Kauti – project for realisation of irrigation system. Complete work was successfully finished and as such we can bring you more details from the realisation phase and photos from the region. We would like to thank and appreciate work of Petr Chaloupka as without his help, useful advices and visits, the water in kauti would have been only a dream...

      
        

Video from Kenya – Bonface Muriithi Kinyua family

Our coordinator Ken Okongo published a short video from the boy's home. Take a look how “our” and “yours” children live...
Read more 11. 3. 2013 |

      
        

Media blitz of Centrum Narovinu

Was it contribution? Surely, for children in Africa. Within the project called „ Through Education towards a Universal Human Nation“, two TV spots were prepared, filmed and broadcasted. Their topics came from two Millenium development goals. One of them is the access of primary-school education to everybody). And the next is assuring of permanent environmental sustainability - access to clear drinking water.
Read more 31. 1. 2013 |

      
        

Visit to Philomena

It has been 11 years now since two friends of mine, the owners of CK Brenna travel agency, started to support the distance adoption project of Centrum Narovinu. In 2002, they became adoptive parents of then six-year-old Philomena Aoko from Nairobi. While being on holiday in Eastern Africa at the beginning of this year, I had a chance to visit the girl and her family.