Jan 7, 2019

Happy New Year!!!

Tamar Christmas Party
Tamar Christmas Party

Happy New Year 2019!!! From Tamar Center we would like to wish you a very good and blessed 2019. We have that it will be a great year for you and wanted to let you know that we are very thankful for all your support in the last year.

2018 has been a very busy year for us, but it was also a good year. Many women have left the bars behind and joined Tamar Center, we had a couple of women leave our ministry to start their own businesses and to reunite with their Families and during the Christmas time we could reach out to many women are still currently trapped in the bars. We were also able to celebrate Christmas with the children of Tamar and they were very happy about their gifts and the attention that they got.

All of this would have not been possible without your help and support. Thank you!

We are looking forward to a great 2019 - we will celebrate 20 Years of Tamar Center in August and have many things planned for that.

But for now, just enjoy some pictures from our Christmas activities!

 

Daniel

Team Tamar
Team Tamar
Gifts
Gifts
gift
gift
Christmas Dinner for everybody
Christmas Dinner for everybody
Boys gifts
Boys gifts
Nov 26, 2018

Zoo and Children Camp

Zoo
Zoo

Hello everybody!

Thank you very much for your support of the children of Tamar Center. We have several updates for you -  so let’s get started:

In the month of October, we had the school holidays in Thailand. For Tamar that meant that instead of 4-5 children we had 16 in our Nursery. As you can imagine that was a lot of work for our Nursery Teacher, but she was not alone. We got some extra help in, did some special activities and made it as nice for the children as possible.

For the first time ever, the older Tamar Kids went to a three-day long Children Camp in Jomtien. We were not sure how that would go as it was the first time for the kids to be away from their parents, but it went very very well. The kids enjoyed the time – during the camp they had many activities, games, outings and enjoyed playing with the other children as well. And the mothers enjoyed a couple of free days as well.

When they were back at Tamar, we took all the children and some of the moms to the Zoo in Sri Racha.  Again, the children enjoyed that a lot – in the evening the parents seemed to be more tired than the children. The children enjoyed feeding some of the animals, looking at them and especially playing on the huge playground in the Zoo. It was a very nice day.

But sadly, we had to say goodbye to our Nursery Teacher, Pi Jim. She had been looking after the Tamar children for more than eight years, but at the end of October her sister had a stroke and is now paralyzed. Pi Jim had to leave Tamar to move back to her family to take care of her sister. We were very sad to see her go and miss her a lot.

Only two days after she resigned from us, we were able to hire a new Teacher for the Nursery. Pi Ari is a very skilled Nursery Teacher. She studied at University for this and worked the last years in a Nursery in Pattaya that closed a couple of month ago and was looking for a new job. She is a perfect fit to our Team; the parents and children enjoy working with her and she brings many new ideas and games to the daily Nursery.

With the new teacher around, we have also decided to upgrade our Nursery. If you are interested in helping us out, you can find the details here:

https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/tamar-christmas-project-2018-nursery-upgrade/

Good, so much from us for today. Have a great day and thank you for your interest in reading our updates!

Kids Camp
Kids Camp
Lunch at Kids Camp
Lunch at Kids Camp
Team in the Zoo
Team in the Zoo
Ice!!!
Ice!!!
zooo
zooo

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Nov 26, 2018

Many updates from Pattaya!

Finishing a big order of Christmas cards
Finishing a big order of Christmas cards

Hello everybody!

Thank you very much for your support of Tamar Center. It means a lot to us that you are helping us to fulfill our job. A lot of things have happened since the last update, so here we go:

-          Nong finished her sewing training. She created a lot of our scarfs and bags and earlier in the year she expressed an interest to learn how to make trousers, shirts and baby clothing. We looked around, found a sewing school in Pattaya and sent her there. Her sewing skills improved a lot and we also bought a new machine for her where she can do some special stiches with. Maybe we will start offering some baby clothing in the future…

-          Yaa also finished an English course at a local school. Her dream is to work as a translator in the future. Her spoken English is already very good, but she lacked skills in reading and writing. We sent her to the school and they concentrated with her on this. Now is much better and is thinking about doing another course.

-          In October we had the problem that all our accommodation for women was full. We got several new girls from the bars and for the first time that I can remember all our beds were in use. A good problem to have!

-          At the end of October one of our women left to start a small business in Bangkok. She did well in our training, is stable and we are very happy that she was able to move on. We are seeing her posts on Facebook now, where she is promoting her products. She is selling clothing and is doing some handicraft as well.

-          Sadly, we also had to ask one woman to leave. She was with us for several months but than we found out that she brought drugs into our houses and offered them to the other women. There were some other issues as well and so we had to sit her down and ask her to leave. Sadly, she is back in the bars now and working as a prostitute again.

-          Two weeks ago, we were also able to reunite one of our women with her son, whom she had not seen for about 5 years. The son is in an orphanage in Pattaya and over the last months the woman had expressed a desire to meet him again. And so, it worked out and the two of them spend one very emotional evening together. We are now working with the orphanage to see if we can completely re-unite them, but we first must make sure that that is the best for both and that they are ready for this as well. But it was a good first step.

-          Our English Classes in Soi 6 have been going very well, with many women attending on a regular basis. Our teachers are very creative and are building a nice community there. This Thanks Giving they all cooked together as part of their class and shared a Turkey meal together.

As you can see, there are lots of things going on. One other project that we are working on is upgrading our Nursery. The children that we are looking after are getting older and we need to replace some of the toys and get some other things. For this purpose, we have set up an End of the Year Fundraiser for this. Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday and all donations here on Global Giving will be matched up to 150.000 USD. Please have a look at our page and we would be happy if you could consider helping us out:

https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/tamar-christmas-project-2018-nursery-upgrade/

So much for today, I wish you a great day and thank you again for all your support for Tamar Center!

Nong with sewing certificate
Nong with sewing certificate
English Class
English Class
Yaa with English Certificate
Yaa with English Certificate
More English Class
More English Class

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