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From a homeless guy from an ATO zone to a minister of sport of «Republic Pilgrim»

Artem is now 11 years old and he lives in Pilgrim for a year already. Earlier in his life a boy lived in a village Mirny with his mum. His mum had problems with alcohol addiction so Artem spent his free time wandering on the streets, being all too himself and having no appropriate care. When the war in East Ukraine started, a situation in a boys’ family didn’t change much – he was seen on the streets even while there were bombings!

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The last 5000 km of round-the-world tour «World Without Orphans»

Former orphans and kids  from children’s rehabilitation center «Republic Pilgrim» are preparing to finish a round-the-world bike tour called «World Without Orphans» and on the first days of May this year they will go to North America. Starting from Los Angeles, California and ending in Miami, Florida state, they will overcome few thousands kilometres on their bikes, proclaiming their wildest dream, telling people about the value of the family for every single child in this world. Participants of this tour hope to prove the society that a Global Orphans Crisis – is just a myth that can be overcome by providing support for adoptive families, promoting adopting orphans or directly taking children to their families.

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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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Rescuers, forward!

The children of the “Republic Pilgrim” always take part in the events of the city this is why the  Rescuer’s day was not an exception.

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The Worldwide bikes tour “The world without orphans!” – The German stage.

On July 16 th the group of the former street kids and of their adoptive parents from Ukraine continued their worldwide bike tour “The World without orphans” with the vision about the world where there are no lonely children. Having ridden within the last 5 stages across the entire Ukraine, Russia and a part of Europe, the former street kids show by their own example how a life of an abandoned kid may change when he or she is taken to a loving family and they plead on behalf of other kids who need caring parents. This year the team will complete the fifth stage of the worldwide bike action across the Eurasian continent, on riding across Germany, Switzerland and France.

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Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko shared how to raise 33 kids

The adoptive father of 33 kids , the chaplain of the Ukrainian army, the founder of the largest children’s rehab center at the territory of the former Soviet Union “Republic Pilgrim”, the Mariupol pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko gave an exclusive interview to the portal 49000.com.ua.   The public figure told about the war, about raising kids and about main mistakes  in life.

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From under the bombardment to the position of President

When modern Ukrainian children, as part of the school curriculum, go through the story of wars, they do not realize that they will be able to experience it in the real life. But that’s how the story of the total change in the life of the girl named Tanya began. At that time she had lived in the city of Gorlovka and had been hiding in the basement of the house for two months, each time trembling from terror of explosions and fallen shells.

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The famous Ukrainian pastor – volunteer with his adopted kids have conquered the Mount Blanc

Pastor – volunteer from Mariupol, adoptive father of 33 orphans Gennadiy Mokhnenko with his adopted sons have conquered the Mont Blanc. In spite of the tough weather conditions – “ crazy wind, hellish cold, abrupt precipices on both sides from a 20  inches icy path”, the pastor and 6 of his kids ascended the highest mountain of Western Europe and by this feat they completed their worldwide trip within the charity tour “ The World without orphans!”. This what Gennadiy Mokhnenko who has recently become a character in the movie “ Mariupol. Ukrainian outpost” has shared on his Facebook page.

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