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The pilgrims catch up with the basic knowledge skills

Every year the school graduation of the kids of “Republic Pilgrim” is a touching and joyous moment at the same time. The guys always remain in the hearts of those who took part in making the difference in their life. And even after many years they gladly come to Pilgrim for a visit.

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Oliver Twist from Pilgrim

At his age of 14 Bogdan experienced lots of tragedies. When his Dad found out that his Mom was pregnant with the third child he left the family and left Bogdan. It upset the boy so much that the subsequent events turned his existence into a series of endless ordeal, hardship and hopelessness.

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The former drug addict from Mariupol shares a story of how he was saved twice and saw different life

The issue of drug addiction hasn’t disappeared from the streets of Mariupol. Just like it was in 90-s the category of people who smoke different substances, use injective drugs or other substances provoking addiction is still present today. This dark side of life is known only to very narrow category of specialist such as doctors, policemen, pastors of churches and relatives of addicted people.

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The second edition of the book about former street kids “Non pedagogical poem” has been issued in Ukraine

The book is written on the basis of real stories of lives of street kids. Its goal is to give the readers opportunity to rethink their attitude to little vagabonds and to encourage them to be direct partakers of good changes in their lives.  Each chapter of “Non pedagogical poem” is accompanied with caricatures that illustrate a story happened to kids in “Republic Pilgrim”.

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The way from illiterate street kid to the choreographer.

10 – year-old Alexey (the name is changed) got to Pilgrim with severe educational neglect. He couldn’t focus, couldn’t express his thought, he could barely read and was hardly socially adapted. Within the two years in Pilgrim the boy has gained dreams, goals and desire to successfully accomplish them.

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The first real Christmas for the former street kids.

The Christmas and the New Year’s vacation starting with the St. Nikolai’s day is truly a magic time. But many kids from the Republic Pilgrim in their lives where their experienced much suffering had no idea what the celebration meant. This is why such holidays are so emphasized here.

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Pilgrims – sixties.

One of the events of great scale of the year is the Fall Ball. The kids prepare it and then take part in it with a great pleasure. It is a remarkable event for kids and teens. This fall ball has been in the style of 60-es.

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Each pilgrim certificate is another victory of good over evil

The second half of the school year in the Republic Pilgrim. The Center of Children’s Rehabilitation Republic Pilgrim was in the quarantine mode as  all educational institutions. But in the face of uncertainty the ninth graders were still able to complete the next stage in their lives and had an unforgettable graduation party.

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Buy a sheep for the Pilgrim herd!

Spring at Pilgrim, like in the rest of the world, turned out to be difficult.  The unstable economic situation in Ukraine has noticeably shaken due to the coronovirus pandemic. Food prices have been raised abruptly, many people have lost their jobs, and means of living have declined. The citizens of the state of former street kids also felt a serious crisis. The solution to the problem was the development of a small subsidiary farm in order to be able to provide the kids with food from their own land plots.

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Virus is not an obstacle to work!

The holiday house for the former street kids. This project at the Charity Fund “Pilgrim” has long ceased to be the project for recreation and picnics. Today it is an integral part of the subsidiary farm in the village of “Pilgrim”, which can grow into a real farm that can significantly improve the nutrition of the children and wards in other projects of the fund.

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Coronavirus and the Republic of Pilgrim

The coronavirus pandemic did not bypass the Children’s Rehabilitation Center “Pilgrim Republic”. The kids are in quarantine and it undoubtedly changed the rhythm of life of the kids, teachers and the charity fund as a whole.

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Trip around the world with «the Republic Pilgrim».

The pilgrims made an incredible tour around the world. The citizens of the state of former street kids,  the guests and a competent jury were able to immerse themselves in the multicultural atmosphere of the show that has recently been performed by the kids and teens in the center of children’s rehabilitation «Republic Pilgrim».

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Pilgrim’s story about Christmas.

In the past year, the pilgrims brought a piece of miracle, showing the production about the Birth of the King in the “Republic Pilgrim” . They wanted everyone who came to the celebration to be able to plunge into the brightest and kindest story that ever happened in the world.

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