Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!

by Tamar Center
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Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
Outreach to the Bars
Outreach to the Bars

Hello everybody!

Thank you for your continued support of the work that we are doing here in Pattaya. It is time for another update again.

Please imagine you are a young girl, have just arrived in the big city and are working in a bar where you are expected to sexually service the customers. Imagine you see a lot of foreigners coming and eyeing you the whole night, sizing you up, etc.? I guess we can all agree that that is not a good situation. But this is exactly how one of the young women that has started at Tamar has felt when she arrived in Pattaya and started working in a bar. Thankfully she did not work in the bar for a long time – she met one of our Outreach teams and decided to leave the bar and come join our vocational program. You should see her now, she is a different woman, even though she is only a few weeks with us, she is relaxed, smiles, asks questions and learns and makes plans for the rest of her life. That is the change that you are making possible through your donation.

Here are some other short updates for you:

  • In October we had an Inner Healing Seminar from a local Couple that has a lot of experience. They spent time with our women as a group and also individual. The Seminar helped our women to have breakthroughs and to work through some Traumas from their past
  • We are busy working on many orders of the products that our women are making, especially the Christmas Cards. Check them out at the link below if you are interested.
  • During the school holidays we took the Tamar Children and the Moms to an aquarium. It was the first time for most of them and they enjoyed their time
  • The Tamar free English Classes have attracted several new women that are coming regular
  • One of our women had the desire to go deeper with her English and we were able to pay lessons for her at a local English School. She is making good progress

 So much as an update from us. Thank you for staying with us!

Some of our women in their accomodations
Some of our women in their accomodations
Working on beautiful Christmas Cards
Working on beautiful Christmas Cards
Inner Healing Seminar
Inner Healing Seminar

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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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Tamar Class of 2019 with Trainers
Tamar Class of 2019 with Trainers

Greetings from Pattaya!

Today I am very happy to report some good news to you. We have just started the 21st Tamar Vocational and Life Training. Seven women have left the bars and the work in the sex industry of Pattaya and decided to come and join our three-month long Training.

On the 14th of May we had the first ever Tamar Open Day where we invited the women to come and have a look at Tamar Center and what we offer. 23 women came for the whole day. We had games for them, good food, an introduction to the Tamar Training and they also got the opportunity to have try out the four different jobs (Hairdresser, Baking, Sewing, Cooking) that we offer in the training for 30 minutes each. It was a great day and through that Open Day three women joined us directly.

The women also took the opportunity to have a look at the accommodations that we offer them, and they really checked us out.

We were really happy with the result and on Friday we than had the Opening Ceremony for the Tamar Training program. It was another evening of fun, games from the students from last year, food and fun and now the women are already deep in the Training. They finished the first week and you can see the pictures attached they have a good time.

Thank you that through your donations you are making our work possible! It is great that through you we can offer these women a new future outside of the sex industry!

Thank you!

 

Daniel Vaupel

Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony
Tamar Open Day
Tamar Open Day
Learning Sewing
Learning Sewing
First Day of Training
First Day of Training
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Outreach Party in Pattaya in March 2019
Outreach Party in Pattaya in March 2019

Greetings from Pattaya in Thailand. In today’s update I want to thank you for your donations towards the “Help Sex workers in Thailand find a new life” project. We had a busy couple of months here in Pattaya with many different outreaches and in the last ten days we were able to take in three new women from the bars!

In February and March, we concentrated on Outreaches and together with some visiting teams invited many women to special parties that we arranged. On Valentine’s Day we had a team of 68 people that joined us in a special Outreach. We distributed Roses to all the women in the bars and invited them to a Valentines Party where we shared about what Tamar Center offers and what jobs they could get trained in when they joined Tamar. In March a Team from the UK sponsored our biggest Party so far - with a total of 108 women in attendance! We had nice games, good food, testimonies from women that have left prostitution behind and a challenge for the women to stop their work. At the end of the night one woman decided that she had had enough abuse in the brothel and asked us to help her get her things from the brothel. We went with her and since that day she is staying with us.  There were many tears that night and one other woman joined us a couple of days later and right now we are talking to couple more that are thinking about coming out of prostitution. For many this is not an easy decision – they are often in debts to the bar owners or have a lot of pressure from their families to sent money home. But we continue to work and are hoping that for our next three-month long vocational Training that will start in May we will have at least 10 to 12 new women. Currently we have four that have already committed to join this program.

But it was not only outreach in the last months. Our Staff took part in the Asia Region Anti Trafficking Conference in Bangkok and enjoyed the networking and the input from many different sessions. While we as Management Team where there, four of our women joined a Leadership Training for a whole week in Bangkok as we are getting them ready to take over positions of Leadership within Tamar. It is nice to see that women that came only a couple of years ago out of the bars have changed so much that they are now willing to go forward and lead different areas of our work.

Thank you for your support of our work and for making it possible that we can reach out and invite many women that are trapped in the sex industry to come out and start a new life. Without you – this would not be possible!

For the Tamar Family

Daniel Vaupel

PS: Earlier this year we were awarded several Badges from GlobalGiving – you can see them in the pictures below!

Review of the Leadershiptraining
Review of the Leadershiptraining
Outreach Party with 108 women in attendance
Outreach Party with 108 women in attendance
Staff does intake Interview with new woman
Staff does intake Interview with new woman
Badge from Global Giving
Badge from Global Giving
Badge from Global Giving
Badge from Global Giving
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Tamar Christmas Picture
Tamar Christmas Picture

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.

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

Christmas Dinner
Christmas Dinner
Gifts for Kids
Gifts for Kids
Party
Party
Christmas Outreach
Christmas Outreach
Day of Reflection of 2018
Day of Reflection of 2018
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