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.The entire Republic is on the move, the partakers of the pre- election race find the way to attract the voters to their side, and they make up the pre-election programs which they present to the citizens of the Republic 10 days before the elections. And then everyone can think it over and make their choice.
The innovation of the year was the debate between the candidates which had approximately the same rating and who are of the same age category. The most urgent questions were prepared for them by the citizens of the Republic Pilgrim. Their answers could attract attention to a definite candidate or to make someone interested in seeing this person on the position. The kids prepared video where they could reveal what they are and who they are in a brighter way.
The elections coincided with a visit of the guests from the US and they were not only international observers but directly took part in voting. They could read the programs of the candidates and could make their own thoughtful and independent decision which told on the results of the vote.
This year the head of the election committee was the President of the Charity Fund “Pilgrim” Gennadiy Mokhnenko who personally monitored the process of voting.
The committee drew a conclusion that the election went in a proper way, without falsifications and violations.
According to the results of the vote the post of the President of the Republic Pilgrim was taken by Kirill Lyebedev. The teenager gained authority in the republic, in the youth ministry of the church, he showed himself as a responsible person and he shows interest in the development of the state of former street kids.
The inauguration of the president took place right away after the votes had been calculated and also they prayed for the blessing of the Lord over the renewed government.
It is worth mentioning that due to the tough military situation in our area the department of war chaplains is open in the government of the republic. The guys who became chaplains plan to go see patients in hospitals and pray for them and also they plan to organize concerts for militaries and for the inhabitants of the pre front villages.
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.