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A chaplain and an adoptive father of 8 kids Albert Khomyak: “Serving these kids I am serving God”.

Albert Khomyak used to be a manager of the rehab center for adults where he was helping drug addicts and alcoholics to solve issues to do with addictions and for them to start new life. After one of the services where he heard about  the subject of adoption he came to the conclusion: it is better to take a child to your family and teach him before he gets into trouble and then one won’t need to correct him when he is grown up and in trouble”.  

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«Almost Holy» in Ukraine.

Within the cinematographic festival Dokufest, the premiere of the film about the head of the charity fund “Pilgrim” and pastor of the Church of Good Changes, Gennadiy Mokhnenko, had a great success.

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Free delivery of gifts to the edge of the world

Annual mission of the pastor – pilgrim Gennadiy Mokhnenko to the Equator could not leave the kids of “Republic Pilgrim” indifferent. The pilgrims have been supporting the orphanages in Africa “Oasis of hope” and “Gilgal” for a few years now, sending gifts to the children living at the other edge of the earth.

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The State of Former Street kids help handicapped children and homeless people

One of the basic tasks in upbringing of difficult adolescents – to teach them to notice and to remember not only their own difficulties and they have a lot of them behind their back but also to learn to respond to the need and pain of other people. It forms in them a sacrificial heart and a good character. Practice showed that it is not hard to implement these qualities to them since the pilgrims are very responsive. When they see that they are treated well they joyfully start helping others.

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The Pilgrim is on the verge of the remodeling

The building of the Republic Pilgrim was built 15 years ago and the capital renovation in it also took place 15 years ago. The management of the Charity Fund “Pilgrim” aspire to create most favorable conditions for the kids to live and study this is why the question of remodeling and maintenance of the premises are always on the agenda.

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The New Year’s vacations of the pilgrims

The New Year’s season the pilgrims celebrated in the orphanage “The Father’s House” in the outskirts of Kiev. The kids were received there with such warmth and joy that they didn’t want to leave the place afterwards. The very new Year’s Eve the children met at the main Christmas tree of Ukraine they got to see many historic places of Kiev, saw famous cultural monuments, used the Subway of the capital that was for many kids quite an impression since they were there for the 1st time.

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The medal for defense of “Pilgrim” during the war

The President of the State of Former Street Kids and the Cabinet of “Republic Pilgrim” established the award “The medal for the defense of “Pilgrim” during the war”. The children who experienced evacuation from their native city twice would like to thank in such a way those people who helped them to go through this tough time.

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«PilGrill» for orphans and refugees.

Mariupol Charity fund «Pilgrim» realizes the biggest rehability project in Ukraine for children and teenagers who got into difficult situations in life, does work in a sphere of adult rehabilitation, helps elderly people who have no place to live and no facilities to survive. Because of the military situation in Eastern Ukraine it also doe some work with those who were forced to move away as refugees, and helps peaceful citizens in a war zone.

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The friendship of the police and the Pilgrim

Robbery, burglary, car thefts and drugs are not just crimes but also a reason to get acquainted with policemen. The majority of the kids in the center “Republic Pilgrim” at their early age have already had the negative experience of meeting the police as a result of the offences they committed.

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Homeless Christmas

The most bright, dreamy and loved holidays for children are definitely Christmas holidays! At this time you can feel this good festive mood, kids receive many presents, surprises and gather around the table to have a good meal and have lots of fun. All of these things build an atmosphere of a holiday, that is something new in lives for most of the citizens of the State of Former Homeless, and what they have never felt before.

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The pre-election debate and videos promoting those who ran for President predestined the turn of the presidential race in the “Republic Pilgrim”.

The main event of the year for the State of former street kids is the elections of government. It is always a frustrating moment since not everyone can nominate for the elections. There are a whole lot of demands to a candidate. Those who nominate are best of the best. This year there was an innovation that let the elections be even more exciting.

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