In the freezing January evening at the threshold of the building where the project “Young mother” is located a girl of 18 showed up with her 4-month-old daughter Vika. The child was in a very bad condition, so cold and dirty. She was directed to the fund “Pilgrim” by the local authorities – regional service of youth and family, they were asking the fund workers to render the help to the mother with the baby since their lives had been exposed to risk.
On February 4 th the international team of missionaries from Ukraine, Russia and the US initiated by Gennadiy Mokhnenko has started to Equatorial Africa for the 5 th time, they went to Kenya to work in local orphanages, to render help to black street kids and orphans. This time there are 43 people in the team, they all were doing fundraising, raised food, medications, clothes, toys etc. to support and to improve living conditions of the poorest layers of population of the Earth.
In the 18th of December the senior students from “Republic Pilgrim” visited local Juvenile jail No7 of Mariupol .
18-year old Sergey and 16-year –old marina had no idea about what happened to each other for 10 years.
For the first time the world known documentary makers had got to know about the social work that has been carried out in Mariupol by pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko and his team in the charity fund “Pilgrim” in 2012. Purposeful work with street kids, drug addiction and injustice in the lives of many people made a great impression on them. According to the director Steve Hoover his team and himself realized that it is necessary for the whole world to get to know about this work.
The bike trip “Russia without orphans” whose purpose is to propagate the family forms of upbringing children is being passing through the territory of Krasnoyarsk area being supported by the regional department of the party “United Russia”.
In August 9th in Helsinki the solemn meeting of the partakers of the worldwide bike action “ The world without orphans” took place.
At the end of this week the group of cyclists rode into Riga within the worldwide journey under the motto” The world without orphans”. All of them are former street kids who once were fostered by the pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko – the founder of the largest in the countries of CIS children’ rehab center “Republic Pilgrim”. As the priest shared in the interview to the program of the Latvian radio 4 “ day by day” his purpose here is to debunk the myths and stereotypes about adoption that exist in the Latvian society
The former street kids left the borders of Ukraine within the worldwide bike tour “ The World without orphans” and they continue their way along Europe. The first European country has become a friendly Poland
The participants of the worldwide bike tour entered the city of Lviv in the 11th of July and about 50 cyclists rode through the city center of Lviv within the bike action around the world “Ukraine and the world without orphans”.
On bikes around the world: the participants of the bike action «Ukraine without orphans» have arrived in the city of Rivne.
On bikes they ride to Europe. During the next 2 months the children will overcome 300 miles. A small group of enthusiastic young men who used to be orphans in the past travel around the world and call upon all people to fight against orphanhood. Today within the bike tour the cyclists reached Rivne.