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.
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.
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.