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.

Summer Camps!

May 7, 2012 in SunErgos NEWS

It is that time of year once again! Our summer Camps are about to start! This summer, from May to August, SunErgos will host eight camps for orphans and street
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Why Do You Celebrate Easter?

April 17, 2012 in SunErgos NEWS

By Marina Chebunicheva Novgorod Field Director, SunErgos Staff Unfortunately not many people think about the true meaning of the holiday when they say to each other “Christos Voskres! Voistinu Voskres!”
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Russia Struggles to Reform Soviet-Era Orphanages

March 29, 2012 in SunErgos NEWS

Vikenty was 13 when he started school. Although he was being taught in the Moscow children’s home that provided his earliest memories, he knew something wasn’t right. “You take out
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In a Fairy-Tale Village, Russian Orphans Thrive

March 28, 2012 in SunErgos NEWS

KALUGA REGION, Russia — Standing in a row, sweating in the bright sun, a group of boys hammered on the outer wall of a partially built log cabin. Nearby, two
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In Contentious System, Hope For A Russian Orphan

March 26, 2012 in SunErgos NEWS

The Russian boy sent back to his homeland by his adoptive U.S. mother two years ago might have finally gotten a break. Torry Ann Hansen put Artyom Savelyev on a
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The Orphan Factory

March 20, 2012 in SunErgos NEWS

In Russia, there is a widespread trend of separating children from parents, much more so than in other countries. The rights of troubled parents are signed away with relative ease.
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Russian orphans find families and homes

March 20, 2012 in SunErgos NEWS

Over 700,000 children in Russia do not have parents to love them. A project introducing so-called “foster villages” to the country is trying to change this. Fifteen years ago Vera
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Why me?

March 9, 2012 in SunErgosMarch

It’s a question I have asked myself many times throughout the last ten years in orphan ministry. Why am I called to “change the world”, and am I actually called
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Share Warmth!

March 9, 2012 in SunErgosMarch

Clothe a Child! Children are shivering in severe cold. Without appropriate clothing and shoes, children are at risk of illness and infection. With your help, we can deliver urgently needed
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