Sep 20, 2019

Update on the New Tamar Building

Our Team in September 2019
Our Team in September 2019

Hello and greetings from Pattaya!

Thank you very much for helping us in raising funds for the Tamar Vocational Building Project. As you have already heard, we have come to the closure of this Microproject, but that does not mean that we have all the funds together just yet.

Currently we have raised a little more than 15% of the total budget and we are very thankful for that. It has taken us six months to get his far and we are incredibly thankful for the donations that have come in from more than 80 different Donors on different Platforms.


In the meantime, we have done more research on the available Buildings and looked also more into available Buildings. But all of our research has so far confirmed that the Building that we currently would like the purchase, the one next to our current Office, is the ideal Building for us. The Location works, the building is currently empty and we can rebuild it easily and we can use our current facilities like the Restaurant. It will also be easy for the women in our program to go to the counseling center and back to work.


So, we are thankful to you and everybody else that helped us to reach this current goal. We will continue our fundraising, including starting a new one here on Global Giving, until we have all the money raised that we need to serve the women in Pattaya.


Thank you for being with us on this journey. For the continued progress of our journey, please follow us on Facebook and also on the below website where we will have current updates about the project.

Gratefully yours,


Daniel Vaupel
Director Tamar Center

Tamar Leadership celebrating 20 years of Tamar
Tamar Leadership celebrating 20 years of Tamar
Current Vocational Training we offer
Current Vocational Training we offer
Classroom Training
Classroom Training

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Aug 20, 2019

New Woman moved in!

Women in our Training program receiving lessons
Women in our Training program receiving lessons

Hello everybody!

On the second of August, a young woman (24 years old) walked into the Tamar Outreach Center in the Red-light District of Pattaya. She came to our Hair Salon to get her hair done, but she got a lot more than just her hair done. Our Staff recognized that she was severely depressed and sad, and they started to talk with her. It turned out, that she had only been working in the bars of Pattaya for six days. She was lured with many promises to come to work in the brothel and it turned out that all of them were lies. The first experiences that she had with customers were traumatizing, she was kept up all night and not allowed to sleep and many other things. She was about to collapse. Our team talked with her, offered her the help of Tamar Center and brought her to our Vocational Center so that she could see, what Tamar could offer her.

In the afternoon of the same day, she decided to leave the Brothel and came with all her belongings to Tamar Center – she had only two very small plastic bags and she has been with us ever since. The first couple of days she just slept. But now she has started to interact with the other women, is asking questions, received her first counseling session and is starting to work through her experiences. Her Traumas did not start in the brothel, she had a very sad and abusive childhood, has four children and a husband who is not taking care of her and more…

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to provide housing for her within an hours’ notice and she enjoys her room, the safety it provides and the quietness to sleep. It is very important for our work to always have space available as we never know who and when women are coming in need of shelter.

This month we are also happy to announce that two of our women have moved out from us into their own housing. They are still working with us but are also ready to stand on their own feet - which is the goal that we work towards. One of them has started a small side business where she sells used clothing in the evenings to make extra money and needs some extra space and the other one has three children that are growing up, is now in a relationship and wanted her own space as well. We are very happy that they are making this step.

Also, check out the picture below from our Nursery Building. We had a team come and draw some nice animals on the walls - the children love it! And me too!

Without your help, this would not be possible. So, thank you in the name of our women for providing them shelter and a safe environment to recover!

For the Tamar Family

Daniel Vaupel

Vocational Training
Vocational Training
Outreach to the Bars
Outreach to the Bars
Bakery Student finishes new cake!
Bakery Student finishes new cake!
New Wall drawing in the Nursery Building
New Wall drawing in the Nursery Building
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
 
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