Oct 24, 2019

Aquarium Outing

Tamar Children at the Aquarium
Tamar Children at the Aquarium

Hello everybody!

 

Thank you for supporting the Children of our women here at Tamar Center. October means school holidays – the mid-term break in Thailand with three weeks of holiday. As you can imagine the kids were very excited about it. Our Team from the Tamar Nursery was ready and put a couple of extra programs on, so that they could take care of the children in the best possible way.

One special day was just about a week ago when we took all the children with their mothers on an outing to the Aquarium in Bangsaen. None of the children had ever been there and they enjoyed watching the different fishes and other creatures that were on display. We also had some good food, and everybody returned happy, but tired to Pattaya.

Sadly, this month also two of the younger kids had to go to hospital. One of them had an allergic reaction and needed to be hospitalized two times, for about a week each time. He is doing better now, and we hope that he will fully recover. The other child had a bad infection and needed special treatment as well but has recovered as well. We are very thankful that through the employment at Tamar Center all the women have access to free health care here in Thailand.

This week the school has started again, and the kids are back learning. Some were excited but others were not at all – but I guess that is normal. Some used the holiday times as well to travel with their mothers to visit relatives in another area of Thailand and now they are all waiting to hear the results from their midterm exams that they did just before the break. We are all hoping for good results for them.

Thank you for your support of the children. They are a big part of our Tamar Family and make our life fun!

Daniel Vaupel

Cute Fishes
Cute Fishes
Love the fishes!
Love the fishes!
Kids and their Mothers in front of the Aquarium
Kids and their Mothers in front of the Aquarium
Too much to see for one day... we will return
Too much to see for one day... we will return

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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
 
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