“Crocodile Gennadiy” A Modern Day Florence Nightingale

April 17, 2015 § Leave a comment

The ‘Pilgrim Republic Children’s Rehab Center’ founded in the year 2000 by Pastor ‘Crocodile’ Gennadiy Mohnkenko in Mariupol, Ukraine, assists homeless adolescents, who many times are escaping abusive family lives, and are now living on the streets under manhole covers. Engaging in risky behaviors such as drug and alcohol abuse and theft, Pastor Gennadiy helps the children transition to safe homes and orphanages, and schools where they can learn computer skills, and engage in sports activities. Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was a nurse manager (to the nurses she trained), that assisted injured soldiers during the Crimean War, therefore, I will refer to Pastor ‘Crocodile” Gennadiy Mohnkenko, as a modern day Florence Nightingale.


Pastor Gennadiy believes that

‘It is not the homeless children’s fault, but their misfortune.’

‘Child Protective Services did not help the children, therefore, someone had to.’

With all the progress the Pastor made, Mariupol, Ukraine is not devoid from the political unrest in the surrounding areas. The film discusses the current situation in Crimea, and captures in depth clips from the protests and uprisings.

‘The Pilgrim Republic’ travels the world to find inspiring ministries that care for orphans and vulnerable children. They give them what they need to keep their doors open and better the lives of the children they serve. Their goal is to find orphans, no matter where they are, and make sure they are provided the loving care they deserve.”


‘Crocodile Gennadiy’ is screening at the Tribeca Film Festival 2015:

THU 4/16 9:00 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-6
SAT 4/18 3:45 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-1
SUN 4/19 3:30 PM Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 6
FRI 4/24 8:00 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-3

Article by Sharon Abella

Adolescent alcohol use and abuse is a serious public health problem that shows no signs of abating. Alcohol use by teens is defined as at least one drink in the past 30 days; binge use is five or more drinks on the same occasion at least once in the past 30 days; and heavy use is five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least five different days in the past 30 days.1 Alcohol dependence is characterized by tolerance, withdrawal and psychological/physical problems.by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN and Judith Sutherland, RN, MN, PhD

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