Jul 27, 2017

More than halfway through the vocational Training

The group doing the Finance Training
The group doing the Finance Training

Hello everybody and greetings from Pattaya. Today I just want to give you a short update on the progress of our vocational Training Program that is running right now. We are in week nine already and have four more weeks to go.

While I am writing this, I am sitting our Tamar Restaurant. One of the woman from our Training is this morning for the first time alone responsible for the running of the restaurant. I am sitting down here and work from here just to observe and to help if there are any problems. But so far, she is doing very well. She has a good eye for the work, good communication skills with the customers and does a very good job. When I think that in April she was still selling her body in the brothels of this City the transformation is very radical.

Altogether the Training has been going well. The girls have made good progress in the different skills that they are learning. Some have already decided that they like hairdressing or baking and some are still undecided. But they enjoyed getting training in all the different areas as it gives them an opportunity to try things out.

In the counseling sessions, there have also been some breakthroughs for some women but not for all. Sadly, there is one woman especially that is not really opening up and with that she is not really ready to work on the issues in her life. Her past, what we know, is difficult and we hope that before the Training is over, she will be ready to open up to one of the Counselors so that she can receive healing.

We also had two weeks ago a special day of Finance Training, taught by the first woman that Tamar Center took more than 10 years ago out of the bars. She is working for another organization in Pattaya right now and as she has been where the women are, she was a good choice to teach them about budgeting, saving money and the dangers of taking out loans, especially from private loan sharks.

Tonight, we will celebrate the months birthdays together as a Tamar Family and will follow this up with a movie night. Looking forward to it.

So much as a short update for you. Thank you for your continued support of our work. You are making the change in the women possible!

For the Tamar Family

Daniel Vaupel

Classroom teaching
Classroom teaching
Hairdressing Training
Hairdressing Training
Sewing
Sewing
Baking training
Baking training
Jul 18, 2017

Outing for our kids

Kids playing at Snow Land in Pattaya
Kids playing at Snow Land in Pattaya

Hello everybody! 

Greetings from Thailand to you all. I hope that you are enjoying a great summer at home. Here in Thailand, the kids have to go to school throughout the summer time, as in Thailand the school holidays are in March/April and October. Actually, while most kids in the west are having a nice time, the kids here are facing exams in the next week... 

Today, I want to report briefly about a special day that our kids had at the end of June. The Hands of Hope Foundation from the US visited us with a team and took all the kids with their mothers to the just opened snow land here in Pattaya. None of the kids had ever seen snow and had never been exposed to cold weather but most of them really got into it, played in the snow, used the slides and enjoyed the time. I write most, because one little girl just could not stand the cold got scared by the snow as well. She is only four years old, but she was crying the whole time and as nobody was able to get her to play, she got also really cold... But as soon as we were out and at KFC for lunch, she was back to her normal smiley shelf.

This day was a huge blessing to everybody and the kids and parents are still talking about.

Thank you for supporting our children and making a difference in their life’s. I am not just saying this, but last week I had one of our mothers in my office. She had saved all the child sponsorship money from the last months and was now very proud that she could send the money to her home village so that her daughter could purchase some urgent things needed for school. Another mother came to me and I refunded her for the things that she had bought for her daughter. I could see how happy she was to receive that monthly gift. Your money is making a huge difference in the life of the kids and their mothers.

Thank you for this!

For the Tamar Family

Daniel Vaupel

All the kids going to play in the snow
All the kids going to play in the snow
I am ready to play!
I am ready to play!
Building snowman
Building snowman
Maybe it is too cold...
Maybe it is too cold...
Thank you Hands of Hope Team!!!
Thank you Hands of Hope Team!!!
May 31, 2017

Start of the vocational Training Program

Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony

Greetings from Tamar Center! 

Today we just wanted to let you know that we started our vocational Training Program for women that want to leave prostitution behind last Friday. For the next three months, the students will learn the basics of Hairdressing, Sewing, Baking, Cooking and Jewelry/Card making. They will also receive counseling and will receive life training and help to leave the past behind so that they can start into a new life. The last lady joined us only on Friday - just before the training started. We had a great evening with lots of fun, some nice games/dances, good food and some speeches. Saturday, we than went to the beach with the whole Tamar Family in order to get to know the new students. There are a number of pictures attached, so I hope that you will enjoy them. We are very happy for every woman that leaves the bars behind!

Thank you for you continued support - without it we would not be able to help these women!

 

Daniel

Opening Speech by Director
Opening Speech by Director
New Students with Trainers
New Students with Trainers
some Music
some Music
Whole Tamar Family
Whole Tamar Family
Beach Outing
Beach Outing
 
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