To live or to survive on the street
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?
It is the second time for Daniel in the Pilgrim. First time he got here because his Mom was a drinker, didn't work and there were no living conditions in their home. This is why the 11-year- old fellow wandered the streets where he had to starve and to beg for food. The boy felt as an outcast in school this is why he did not attend classes.
In the Center Daniel had easily adapted, he had became a part of the collective, showed himself as a friendly, hardworking boy and even though he hasn't achieved high results in his studies, he earned a hood reputation in school and received only positive characteristics from the teachers.
In 2 years his mother decided to take him back to the family, though the management of the center doubted it was a good idea. However the restoration of families is always number one priority, the boy had be taken home.
Soon his life home became as it had been before. His mother found another co-habitant and left with him leaving Daniel on his own.
Daniel had to find food to survive, he found metal and sold it. He got in touch with local minor criminals and continued living on the street. He was waited by only endless nightmare and hopelessness.
Social services asked the center of children's rehabilitation to receive the boy again. His mother was not going to improve and social care had to turn to the court to deprive her of maternal rights. Due to the delay in bureaucratic system the boy still can't get his papers to find a new family.
But Daniel does not feel upset; he enjoys his every day in the Pilgrim and calls it his real home. He prefers not to remember his past because each time he does it he flinches with horror. Despite of lots of trials he clearly sees his future and shows his talents every day. He is a minister of sports and tourism of the republic and he does his duties very well. Daniel is very efficient and grasps new skills very fast. He takes an active part in the construction and repair works. It is not a problem for him to fix a bike or a water tap. He even tried to drive and did it well. He dreams to become a mechanic in future and to deal with cars.
The adolescent had to grow up all too quickly and to take responsibility for his life that is why he appreciates a lot when he is given care and good treatment. He is thankful for attention and help that is rendered to him here. He doesn’t strife at all and has a grown-up approach to life circumstances. The mentors and teachers of the Pilgrim hope so much for it to become a good push forward for Daniel and he will continue achieving good results.
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.
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.
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.