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.
Pilgrims always eagerly wait for their New Years trip! It is very important to leave the region with never ending war and shooting, to become a part of a real Christmas fairytale. this time Pilgrims packed their backpacks and embarked on adventures to the Capital City. Mostly all of the children in Pilgrim visited Kyiv for the first time and they were friendly hosted at social center «Fathers House».
Сhildren found themselves in the atmosphere of peace and holidays. Bright lazer shows, fairs, concerts and visit to the main Christmas tree of the country on Sofievska square. Made a photo with Santa Claus and Snow Maiden, prayed for peace in Ukraine and «Republic Pilgrim». For this period of time they visited «a city of professions», aqua-park, entertainment center with attractions and museums, including a museum of «dynamo» football club.
Kids with pastor Gennadiy visited long-waited McDonalds and it was the first time there for many of them. Also ate some popcorn while watching movie at cinema.
After this bright and unforgettable adventure Children have spent their New Years eve in their hometown. Served holiday tables and organized a competitive program. pilgrims not only received presents but also granted others with their presents too. For example, organized Christmas theatrical performance for the club of children with disabilities «believe in yourself». They were also singing songs and carols together.
Kids got a huge charge of positive,joy and magic. These holidays and all of the new experiences our pilgrims will carry through all of their lives.
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.
13 March 2018
Robbery, burglary, car thefts and drugs are not just crimes but also a reason to get acquainted with policemen. The majority of the kids in the center “Republic Pilgrim” at their early age have already had the negative experience of meeting the police as a result of the offences they committed.
10 February 2018
How can 11-year-old child adjust to severe circumstances his own mother condemned him. What does Daniel think and dream about after experiencing much more struggles than many adults?
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.