New kids in the project “Young mother”
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.
The service workers explained that the threat towards the mother and the child was from the biological father of the baby and also they didn’t have any suitable conditions for living. There’s no electricity, heating and water in that house they used to stay at. The baby has seen electric light for the first time there in the project building.
First of all the workers of the project “ Young mother” washed and fed the mother and her baby and also gave them some new clothes to wear. They also bought nutrition powder, bottles and pacifiers as well as diapers since the mother had nothing. Julia, the mother didn’t buy anything within her life with the biological father of the baby since he didn’t work and she was living on a pension of an orphan. She didn’t get any help from the state though since she didn’t have the papers necessary to make it official. So for now the mother and the little baby will be provided by the project. Julia is so grateful for the opportunity to live in good conditions. In safety, to learn to properly take care of her child, and now she spends all her time with the little one and build plans for their future.
Iryna Matyshina, the head of the project “Young mother”: “We believe and we pray for the good changes in the life of Julia and Vika and as for us, we will do our best to help them”.
The project “Young mother” has been functioning at the Charity Fund “Pilgrim” for several years now. It is directed to render help to women who found themselves in tough life circumstances, to young mothers, young orphans who have become mothers, also to mothers with different addictions, also to victims of family abuse. This project cooperates with state social service of Mariupol in affairs with minors and families and youth.
Within the last year the project rendered the help to 18 mothers and to 24 kids. Presently there are 8 mothers and 12 kids there.
11 January 2018
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.
29 November 2017
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.
23 November 2017
The final part of the fall this year was marked by a special event in the “Republic Pilgrim” – by the Autumn Ball. Each citizen of the Republic took part in it and showed his or her multiple talents.
20 October 2017
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.
19 September 2017
The social services came to the “Republic Pilgrim” for help. They asked to take into the center a 13-year-old boy temporarily, for the time of his medical examination. Afterwards the boy was to be taken to a special boarding school for kids with mental flaws. But did the boy really need to be in such a boarding school?
17 August 2017
The trip around the world for the sake of the world without orphans. This was the motto of the team of the former Mariupol street kids riding across the entire Ukraine, Russia and Europe within the last 5 summer seasons. The former street kids show by their own example how life of a child can change if he or she is taken to a loving family and they call unto people not to be scared of adoption and to take kids from orphanages.
25 July 2017
On July 16th 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.