The work education in the “Pilgrim” village.
The major part of the rehab program of “Republic Pilgrim’ is the work education of the teenagers and for this very reason the Center of work education was organized in the Pilgrim village. This small farm supplies them with some products and gives them some skills of agricultural works.
In contrast to the system of state orphanages where children are not socially adapted and have no working skills our children know how to grow vegetables, how to take care of garden, of the house, they can kindle the stove and to cook a meal. And it is not one common task for everyone but each of them can find something they prefer doing. They can develop their gifts and talents in such a way and prepare themselves for the future adult independent life.
This year due to the help of many people who donated finances for the street kids they did a remodeling in the house and the kids can stay there with sleepover and have some test after working day. The management of the children’s center also hopes to launch sauna which is very important for children’s health especially in a cold weather.
Soon there will be a poultry farm launched nearby and the teens will be able to help out there and get some skills in poultry farming.
The center of the work еeducation is located not far from the sea coast which is so convenient for having rest after the working day as well as for health improving.
Tatyana Karpukhina, the director of the center “Republic Pilgrim”: « When w we started this project 2 years ago we couldn’t imagine how effective for rehabilitation it would be. Through the united work and getting skills the children can see that it will help them to find their way in life. The responsibility and independence and consciousness are being. It is so important for their further adult life”.
06 September 2018
Mariupol chaplains provided food kits to the frontline for Ukrainian soldiers.
03 September 2018
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.
07 August 2018
The last 5 thousand kilometers passed in 3 months in 12 states of the United States of America from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. The team of Pilgrims led by pastor Gennady Mokhnenko completed the round-the-world tour, claiming that the dream of a world without orphans moves across all countries and continents, and this process can not be stopped.
23 July 2018
Every year many children from the "Republic Pilgrim" children are graduating, and not only graduate from school, but also successfully complete the path of rehabilitation and are ready to return home. If, of course, there is where to return.
17 May 2018
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!
27 April 2018
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.
16 April 2018
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.