A director of the high school of Centrum Narovinu in Kenya Philip Odero Ouya arrived to Prague at the invitation of our partner school

Philip Odero Obuya, the director of the High School from Rusinga Island, which is prepared by Centrum Narovinu to be opened in February 2016, arrived to Prague. He is here thanks to the partner school Park Lane, which supports the project, and Philip is now gaining experinece with modern teaching methods.


Collection of the project “The Island of Hope” to complete kitchen with a dining room for already 500 children from the Island of Hope on Rusinga Island in Kenya

The project of “The Island of Hope” is home for 80 orphans and 320 other children from the poorest and neediest families of the small island in the middle of Lake Victoria, who attend the kindergarten and school here every day. Since February 2016 there will be students from a new high school which is just built as well.


Fair Trade E-Shop

Steatitic products, coffee and tea from Kenya, vouchers and packets – all this you can buy during year through our e-shop. All products are bought directly from Kenya’s producers and brought to our e-shop without any mediators. 100% of incomes will support children from Kenya’s comunity centre Island of hope. Thank you for your support.


Adoption of African children – Distant Help Project

Does the project help only to individual children or also to whole families and communities? Check the interviews with young people who went through our programme... Did the project change their lives? Did the project help them to follow their dreams? Was the project valuable for them?


Energy of Calendar full of Powerfull (Emotional) Children´s Stories

My world – My Energy...this is a subtitle of the Europe Easy Energy company´s calendar for 2016. The calendar is dedicated to the 12 children from Kenya who are sponsored by the company through our organization. Here is the first story from January - story of small Gilack. We will bring you a new story every month.
Read more 18. 12. 2015 |


Extra payments for children in the program of long-distance adoption

Children in the program of long-distance adoption and their families go through many  challenging life situations and they often write about them in the letters for the adoptive parents. If they are facing a very urgent problem, they usually directly contact the child´s coordinator and ask for advice.


Administrative assistant of the project of long-distance help "Adoption of African children"

Center Narovinu, o.p.s., which deals with foreign development cooperation in Africa and global development education (Adoption of African children – project of long-distance help, development projects in the area of schooling and medical care in Kenya, programs of global development education and raising of public awareness at schools and other places), is looking for an administrative assistant – especially for the development project of long-distance help "Adoption of African children".
Read more 12. 11. 2015 |


Please vote for our project in Kenya

Give us your vote! Up till the 22nd of November 2015 you can support our project of health clinic in the community centre Island of Hope on Rusinga Island by voting for us.  We are applying for a financial gift from a Kenyan organization M-PESA foundation and we plan to use the money to buy necessary medicine. The project that gets the most votes in a selected region wins the project.
Read more 11. 11. 2015 |


Bulletin – October 2015 (printed version for download)

New Boarding High School in the Community Centre Island of Hope * Story from health insurance * Club of Friends of the adoption * New Children in the Program of Long Distance Adoption * Partnership of Czech and Kenyan schools * Gift packs of Centre Narovinu * Gift certificates “Pass it on!”
Read more 4. 11. 2015 |


Support Centrum Narovinu on GIVT.cz

Did you know that by buying in your favorite e-shops you can support our organization? Shop through GIVT.cz on e.g. zoot.cz, kasa.cz or damejidlo.cz and a part of your expenses will go to our support center. And what is the best? You will not pay anything extra! Thank you for your support.


Gift packs of Centrum Narovinu

Do you want to donate your employees, business partners or beloved ones gifts they will enjoy and also support projects in Kenya? Give the gift packs of Centrum Narovinu. 100% of income directly supports children from the Island of Hope on Rusinga Island in Kenya.


The journey to my adoptive daughter Diana in Kenya

When Lenka Čapková asked me to write an article for the bulletin of Centre Narovinu about my journey to Kenya I didn't know how to write it. I thought that nobody would care which places I visited and what my feelings were. In Kenya I was keeping a travel diary and so I got the idea to write about the children and schools which I had seen.
Read more 9. 8. 2015 |


The interview with Ken Okongo

The interview with Ken Okongo, Head of Centrum Narovinu in Kenya, given during his visit to the Czech Republic in June. As we promised in our e-bulletin June issue, here is the full version of our interview with Ken Okongo, Head of Centrum Narovinu in Kenya, given during his visit to the Czech Republic in June.
Read more 9. 8. 2015 |


Narovinu Africa fest – 20th anniversary of Center Narovinu

In June, Center Narovinu celebrated its 20th anniversary by organizing a 2-day multicultural festival with a really rich program. Once again, we would like to thank all the organizations for their workshops and participation in discussions and the performers who made the atmosphere pleasant with their multicultural performances and workshops- they all supported us and our festival for free.


The European Year for Development

This is our world, our dignity, our future… The European Year for Development is not only a year for the international development community but a year for each and every one of us! Together we can make a difference to eradicate poverty and reach out to those who need it most.
Read more 5. 8. 2015 |


Collection of things for Kenya

By the end of August, a container will be sent to Kenya with a collection of things for the community center Island of Hope. We collect especially those things that can be brought or sent to the office of Centrum Narovinu (Sokolská 32, Prague 2, in working days from 9am to 5pm or by the agreement):
Read more 22. 7. 2015 |


Bulletin – June 2015 (printed version for download)

To whom the Club of Friends of adoption has helped in the second trimester of 2015? * Interview with Ken Okongo – Director of Narovinu Centre in Kenya, at the occasion of his visit in the Czech Republic * Medical cover through the eyes of its founder in Kenya * Meeting of Czech and Kenyan coordinators * Two teachers from Kenya visited a parter school in Dačice
Read more 15. 7. 2015 |


Call for tenders – Supply of the building material for the school

CENTRUM NAROVINU NGO Kenya publishes Call for tenders for the "Supply of the building material for the construction of the first part of the Boarding High School on Rusinga Island in western Kenya".
Read more 22. 6. 2015 |


Call for tenders – Execution of the construction works

CENTRUM NAROVINU NGO publishes Call for tenders for "Execution of the construction works of the first part of the Boarding High School on Rusinga Island in western Kenya".
Read more 22. 6. 2015 |


Books collections for Kenya

A container will be sent to Kenya in July – so you can still support our newly built library at the Island of Hope at the Rusinga Island in Kenya by donating books.  We collect books in English for children and adults. You can bring your books to the Narovinu Centre at Sokolská 32, Praha 2, subway station I.P. Pavlova, from Monday till Friday 9:00 -17:00 or you can agree on other time as well.  Books can be brought as well to our Narovinu Africa Fest on June 19-20 held at the international school Park Lane, Valdštejnská 151, Praha 1, subway station Malostranská. Thank you in advance for your support and help.
Read more 13. 6. 2015 |


Birthday beneficent raffle

As a part of the Narovinu 20 th birthday  celebration  we are organizing  a birthday beneficent raffle that will take place at the Africa Fest  during Friday  and Saturday - June 19- 20. You can contribute with a present – there are no limitations for your imagination, it´s all up to you what you donate – a flower, a bottle, chocolate, marmalade, hand-made thing, small gift for luck... The draw will be run each day – on Friday at 9 pm and on Saturday at 6:30 pm.  You can start looking forward to a great-value gifts as well as small gifts for luck. The proceeds will support the children of The Island of Hope at Rusinga Island in Kenya.  Looking forward to meeting you! Your Narovinu Centre.
Read more 13. 6. 2015 |


African Festival Narovinu

Added festival program. June 19-20, 2015. 20 years with Narovinu Centre. Celebrate with us! Multicultural musical and dancing performance. Park Lane Internatonal School, Valdštejnská 151. Prague 1 – subway station Malostranská.


Ken Okongo, cofounder and director of Centre Narovinu in Kenya, is going to the Czech republic

Ken Okongo is coming to the Czech republic on Thursday 21 st May. He was one of the founders of Centre Narovinu in Kenya and also of two other key projects of Distance adoption of children – the project of the Distance help and the Naděje Island at Rusinga Island in Kenya.
Read more 18. 5. 2015 |


Health insurance saves lives

Health insurance is important for everybody and Kenya is no exception. Health care is expensive, not only special care/treatments but simply just a visit to GP. Families which are part of the program „Child sponsoring” come from very poor background and because they are scared of the financial debt, it is common for them not to visit a doctor even in serious cases.


The Africa Project by unmissable eyes at schools

We have been realising educational programmes for schools focused on developing and global education since 2003. We offer extensive possibilities of engagement and cooperation to schools. Schools organise project days with African theme based on available methodical material. They are involved in The Program of Adoptions of African children – the project of distance support or Partnership between schools.


Adoption of African children – Project of long distance help is much more than only economic aid, because it creates a bond of solidarity and understanding.

Czech family supported education of Mathew Wamai from Kenya supported Kenyan family with business too. Kenyan family bought a big cow that is already producing milk.


My experiences from Kenya

In January and February, many people leave for holidays in equatorial Africa to enjoy the season of warmth and drought, to rest on the beaches, to challenge themselves by climbing up Mount Kilimanjaro, or to enjoy the adventures close to the wild animals on Safari. I had the opportunity to experience Kenya a bit differently. Together with other enthusiasts, I joined Dana Feminová on her regular work travel for Center Narovinu.


Meeting with the teachers from Island of Hope in Kenya

Tuesday 5. 5. at 18:00. Café V lese – Krymská 12, Prague 10 – Vršovice. Two Kenyan teachers Kevin Okinyi Onyango and Vincent Onyango Rowa work with children at primary school Island of Hope on Rusinga Island. The projects has been running since 2003 and works well also thanks to Czech and Slovak sponsors, who support the children in the project Adoption of African children – project of help for distance.


Two Kenyan teachers got an invitation from their partnership school and will arrive at Prague on Saturday

Two Kenyan  teachers – Kevin Okinyi Onyango and Vincent Onyango Rowa work at primary school of the Island of Hope at Rusinga Island in Kenya. Island of Hope is a project of Narovinu Centre and most of the children are orphans coming from very poor families.
Read more 16. 4. 2015 |


Seminar for students from our program regarding future employment

On Wednesday 18th March 2015 the Nairobi office held the career guidance seminar for students from our program who finished last year a high school and live in Nairobi and its environs. There were 91 people. Students were informed about further studies possibilities and future careers.