Aug 20, 2019

Ocean on the wall and puppets!

Some of our kids in front of the new painting
Some of our kids in front of the new painting

Greetings from Pattaya to you all! It is time to give you an update about how we at Tamar Center are doing - especially our children.

In the last weeks we had several fun activities with our children. A Team of professional Puppet Players came and visited us. They did several shows for our women and for our children. Everybody enjoyed them, and the kids paid a lot of attention – they had never seen something like this before. But the Team did not only do the shows for us – they also took the time, to train our Tamar Leaders in how to do Puppets and practiced some skids with them. They also left a selection of puppets behind – watch out for more performances from our Staff soon.

We are also very thankful for a Team from the USA that came and painted the Nursery. For a while we had wanted to get some animals on the walls and now, we finally have them! Hope you like them as much as we do. The Team did a great job and it is especially nice, is that they used paint that we clean without damaging it. So, the kids can touch the animals as much as they like. Personally, I like the Shark the most, but that might just be me!

We also employed a second Nursery Teacher at the end of June. She is working about 75% with us as we realized that in the moment the number of small babies that we have in our care is too big for one person to handle. She has fitted well into the team and now the workload is much more balanced and especially the older children profit from a second teacher, as now they are getting much more attention when they come back from school and we are able to run some special programs for them.

In Europe and the USA most people are enjoying currently their summer holidays – but here in the Thailand the schoolchildren are starting to prepare for their exams. Their midterm break is coming up in October and so September is exam time. Hope that they will have enough strength to learn.

Thank you for your continued support of our Children. The mothers really appreciate the extra help and we are glad that we can offer them a good care and fun activities. Thank you for making this possible!

 

For the Tamar Family

 

Daniel Vaupel

The Team!
The Team!
Practice makes perfect
Practice makes perfect
The other wall painting
The other wall painting
The Play
The Play
Full Wall painting
Full Wall painting
Aug 20, 2019

Vocational Training Graduation

Students and Teachers at Graduation 2019
Students and Teachers at Graduation 2019

Hello everybody!

 

Very happy that today I can update you about the Graduation Ceremony of the Tamar Vocational and Life Training. In the last report we wrote about the start of the Training Program and now the three months of the Training are already over. We are very glad to report that all seven women have finished and graduated!

As you can see in the pictures, they are happy, and we are proud of them. It is hard to imagine that just three months ago six of them were still selling themselves in the Bars of Pattaya. Now, their life has changed, and they are doing good. Five of them finished the hairdressing training and one the bakery training. Six of them are planning to stay with us and one has decided to return to the countryside to her family, as her father sadly had a stroke and half his body is paralyzed. She wants to help take care of him and later return to us. The others will stay and will continue to work in their jobs with us. We have already offered them to start a further, deep Training with a local school and they are thinking about that. They also want to bring some more of their children to Pattaya and we are talking this through with them.

This Training has been a surprisingly smooth one. There were no big dramas, nobody left in the middle of it. That does not mean that it was always easy. Some of the women carry some deep traumas with them, some stories of abuse came to light and their recovery is not finished. But they have taken the first steps in the right direction and we are very proud of them for doing this and will continue to walk beside them.

The rest of the Tamar Team is also doing well. They are working on a huge order of 1800 Christmas Cards from a Company in Germany and it is all hands-on deck to help to finish them before the deadline. If you want to see for yourselves the products that our women are making, have a look at our website (www.tamarproducts.com).

In the next weeks our Staff that facilitated the Training is taking a bit of a breather and some well-deserved time off to re-charge their batteries. And soon, in early October, there will be the next school holidays in Thailand and our kids are looking already forward to this. Talking about kids, hope you enjoy the picture with the new wall painting in our Nursery. A visiting team did this great job and it makes the Nursery a much friendlier place

Thank you for your continued support of our project. You can see the difference that you are making in the lives of the students of the Training Program. It is amazing and I wished you could all be here to see it with your own eyes. Thank you for trusting us and giving us the opportunity to work with these beautiful women.

For the Tamar Family

Daniel Vaupel

Students performing dance
Students performing dance
Whole Tamar Family
Whole Tamar Family
Hair Training
Hair Training
Bakery Training
Bakery Training
Nursery Painting
Nursery Painting

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May 28, 2019

Water Park at the start of the new school year!

Water Park!
Water Park!

Greetings from a very hot Pattaya!

We hope that all of you are doing good. Here in Thailand we have just started school again after the long holidays. Thailand follows a different Calendar than the rest of the world and so the main school holidays here are from March until mid-May and then in October there are another two weeks of holidays. One reason for this is the Thai New Year – Songkran – which is the biggest event in Thailand.

The Tamar Children enjoyed the long holiday and are now back in school – our Nursery Teachers are very happy about that – as their life is now a bit calmer… Last weekend we went with the whole Tamar Team to the Water Park here as an outing for the start of the new school year and also for the start of the 21st Tamar Vocational Training. The kids (and we adults as well) had a lot of fun playing in the water as you can see in the pictures.

But now it is back to school, most kids were excited for the start of school but also now this joy is slowly disappearing already – it is very hot in Thailand right now and the homework has started as well. Some of our children have started school, some have moved on to higher classes. Some big changes are around.

Thank you very much for your support of our children. Through your support we were able to pay the fees for school uniforms, shoes, books, backpacks and all the other things that the kids need to start the new year. The mothers were very grateful when they were able to bring their receipts for the different items and we were able to refund them due to your generosity! Thank you!

For the Tamar Family

 

Daniel Vaupel

Whole Tamar Team
Whole Tamar Team
Water is fun!
Water is fun!
Play time
Play time
sooo tired after playing
sooo tired after playing
 
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