From a homeless guy from an ATO zone to a minister of sport of «Republic Pilgrim»
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!
At that moment Artems’ dismayed neighbors and school workers asked volunteers from the «Church of Good Changes», who provide material, physical and moral support for citizens of an occupied village, for help.
Having all the details approved with boys’ mother, a decision to take a family to Mariupol was made. There a mother decided to have a cource of rehabilitation from an alcohol addiction and Artem was decided to stay in a «Republic Pilgrim» for that period of time.
A boy quickly got used to peaceful life, adapted to life in a new company, became interested in sports, especially football. Thanks to that, he got his immunity stronger and because of that he gets ill rarely. It’s still difficult for him to study well because he never studied properly before, but he is trying to do his best.
His mum had recovered and now lives with her relatives, but as her life is not stable enough yet - she can’t take the boy home, but all the teachers and educators believe that the family will be able to unite soon.
Artem is not in a Pilgrim’s Government yet, but as he says, for the next elections he would like to become a minister of sport.
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.
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?