“Republic Pilgrim” in the war time receives new citizens.
Within the last few years the number of kids who got to the rehabilitation in the State of the Former Street kids was steadily decreasing. The management of the Charity Fund “Pilgrim” was ready to admit that the need in rehabilitation disappears but these few war years made some corrections in it. Presently the children’s center “Republic Pilgrim” is steadily overcrowded.
Mainly the children that are on rehabilitation presently are the kids from the families of refugees, from unsafe families as well from the impoverished during the war families. Left without parental care and attention the kids and the teenagers find themselves on streets, get attracted to some antisocial companies, and they try the various narcotic stuff. The type of drugs changes but the issue is still there – the teens left alone face to face with the evil get overcome by the evil.
Tatyana Karpukhina, the director of the children’s center “Republic Pilgrim”: “Very recently we received a girl in the Pilgrim, she was brought here by the police. She is from the full family, father and mother, but the teen is already noted by the police as an aggressive and a socially dangerous person. The girl was not living at home, always ran away, was searched by the police, refused to study and rejected all kinds of rules and laws. Her parents didn’t hope that the rehabilitation in “Republic Pilgrim” can hold her. They thought she would run away right away. We were very surprised when after spending a few nights in our center the girl started thawing. And we started losing the alertness that she will run away any minute. I can’t say that we see the radical changes for now but at least the first steps encourage us. The girl started studying, not everything is smooth sure enough but we believe that with the help of God we will be able to help her”.
One more story told by Tatyana Karpukhina happened to one more quite a normal family but the girl get connected with a bad company and completely refused to accept the authority of adults, abandoned school. Now the girl started building contacts with the inhabitants of the children’s center, shows interest in sports, has become more open to people, made friends with other kids and participates in the life of the “Pilgrim”.
One of the newbies in “Republic Pilgrim” is a boy who at the age of almost 14 had time to experience a lot of so called “pleasures” of life. He was living with a girl, drank alcohol, smoked, and used toxic drugs. At the first day of his staying in Pilgrim his “ girl-friend” came and demanded to let her in to his room. All the personnel of the Pilgrim was worrying that the guy who lived a life of an adult person will not have any desire to take part in the events organized for the kids of the center but he quickly became the part of the collective and in his case the rehab tourism helped him. And his maturity is not just shown in temptations but is being useful for him in everyday matters. The guy fully accomplishes all the requirements of the educators and mentors, obey the laws of the Republic, treat its citizens with patience and restrain.
Tatyana Karpukhina, the director of the center “ Republic Pilgrim”: “ All these guys are only in the beginning of their way of rehabilitation, but each of them has already gain first victories over themselves, and we believe in the further good changes in their lives".
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.
21 July 2017
At this time last year my guys experienced a serious shock (I have 32 adopted kids). When we approached the Polish border within our worldwide bike action “The World without orphans!” the passports of the half of the team arrived without visas in them. It was a knockdown.