To be an Orphan with HIV

March 1, 2017 in SunErgos NEWS

SunErgos works with an HIV/AIDS baby orphanage. Many of the children coming into the baby orphanage have been abandoned at hospitals, police stations, or left to die in dark alleys or dumpsters. These children are not only born with HIV, but have often inherited their mother’s drug and/or alcohol addiction.

Abandoned and Neglected: The life of a social orphan

February 9, 2017 in SunErgos NEWS

A social orphan is a child that has at least one living parent, but has either been abandoned by this parent, has runaway from home because they can no longer live in such an environment, or they have been removed from their home because the government deems it an unsafe living environment. Unlike some countries where the numbers of children orphaned remains high because of war and disease, many children in Russia are abandoned because of social issues that corrupt families.

Always Orphans

January 24, 2017 in SunErgos NEWS

Before the Soviet Union, before Lenin, before Stalin, Yeltsin, and Putin, the prophetic Russian author Dostoevsky, through his intellectual character Ivan Fyodorovich Karamazov, asked a question that still plagues Russia today. Ivan asked, “Listen: if everyone must suffer, in order to buy eternal harmony with their suffering, pray tell me what have children got to do with it? It’s quite incomprehensible why they should have to suffer, and why they should buy harmony with their suffering.”

International Children’s Day

May 31, 2014 in Projects, SunErgos NEWS

June 1st is International Children’s Day! Different countries celebrate their children by putting on entertainment for kids, various concerts and fairs. Each year, on June 1st, the Palace Square in
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International Women’s Day in Russia

March 12, 2014 in SunErgos NEWS

By Natalie Flath, past SunErgos Intern working with EVA in St Petersburg. On March 8th was International Women’s Day which is very well celebrated in Russia! Babushka’s were selling beautiful,
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Dacha wanna relax?

July 15, 2013 in SunErgos NEWS

As the sun heats city streets and suburban lawns, Americans flock to local swimming holes, mountain campsites, and crowded beaches.  A similar migration occurs during the summer weekends in Russia—not
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Summer in St. Petersburg: Alye Parusa the Scarlet Sails Festival

July 3, 2013 in SunErgos NEWS

As an organization SunErgos International hopes to explain some of the social and political issues that cause systems of abandonment and disease for Russian children.  However, we also have a
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Repercussion of the Adoption Ban

June 29, 2013 in SunErgos NEWS

Last week, we discussed the recent adoption ban imposed on Americans by the Russian Duma.  This  week, we will follow-up by discussing the consequence of the ban, particularly on the
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King Herod’s Law

June 24, 2013 in SunErgos NEWS

Russia is often in a state of flux, but a recent decision by President Vladimir Putin to ban Americans from adopting Russian children demonstrates the changeable situation for Russian orphans.
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Meet the Interns!

June 15, 2013 in SunErgos NEWS

For the first time ever, SunErgos is pleased to welcome a group of interns to the team! The five, friendly college students and recent graduates will be serving in five
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