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“New Year’s fairy tale”.

The New Year’s celebration is most awaited time by kids. It is the time of miracles and gifts, congrats and pleasant surprises. Despite of tense war situation the pilgrims prepared the charity project “The New Year’s fairy tale”. 

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Retro autumn of the pilgrims

In “Republic Pilgrim” the fall ball in retro style took place. The main purpose of this event was to help the guys to open their potential, to have a talent contest as well as to congratulate the staff of the center on the Teacher’s Day.

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Around the world on bikes for the sake of orphans – for them to find families.

The team from Mariupol travel around Europe to attract the attention to street kids. The bike action was initiated by the priest of the Pentecostal church Gennadiy Mokhnenko. He went to the worldwide bike tour alongside with his adopted kids. “It is so unfair because there is a thousand of families for each orphan in our country” – states Gennadiy Mokhnenko who is the adoptive father of 32 kids and 3 biological ones.

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Latvia must become a country without orphans

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

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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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Musical foster family of Igor and Lyudmila Grechanovs.

Before they were married, Igor and Lyudmila Grechanovs heard a lot from pastor Gennady Mokhnenko about adoption and foster families, and therefore after the marriage they already knew that they wanted to take adopted children to the family. In 2012, they began to collect documents, and soon the first adopted child appeared in the family.

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