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.”

Refugees in Armenia

January 12, 2015 in Projects

Can you imagine living in such conditions? One of our former Staff, Marina, has moved from Velikiy Novgorod to Armenia and continues to work with children at risk.  This Christmas
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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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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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Short-Term Missions

June 5, 2013 in SunErgos NEWS

“But why should I trust a God who allowed me to be taken from my mother?” Too often, working with children is reduced to smiles, treats, and nap time.  But
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Intern with SunErgos

April 1, 2013 in SunErgos NEWS

SunErgos International is looking for Interns to work in Seattle and/or Russia who are passionate about social change.  We’re searching for candidates who work well with others and are committed
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Donate and provide Kindles to Russia’s Orphans

March 5, 2013 in SunErgos NEWS

There are over 1 million orphans in Russia.  Many of them are social orphans, meaning at least one or both parents are still alive.  This leaves the children feeling depressed
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