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Help Sexworkers in Thailand find a new life!
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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!
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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!
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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!
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New Women in the training
New Women in the training

Hello!

 

Greetings from Thailand. It is time for a short update again. In the middle of May, the 20th (!) Tamar Vocational and Life Training has started. It was an amazing celebration to see six women leave the bars behind, move to Tamar and start the training program. So far, the Training is going very well and the women all enjoy it. We especially thankful for the teachers that are doing the practical teaching this year: We have one lady who came all the way from the Netherlands to teach hairdressing and we are also very grateful that an old student from us has returned. She left Tamar Center many years ago and runs now a successful restaurant and bakery in her home town and now she is back to teach baking skills to our women. We are also very thankful that one of our current women that finished her training two years ago as continued learning sewing and, in this year’s, training is able and willing to teach the new women sewing. We are looking forward to see what will happen in the lives of the women and we hope that they will change their life’s forever.

Before the training started we had many special outreaches to the bars and also some big parties where we invited big groups of women from the bars and showed them what we could offer them. In the beginning many more women signed up for our training but than in the last week many sadly cancelled. We hope that some of them will return in the future.

Right now, everything in Tamar is focusing on the training of the new women. The training will continue until the end of August and we are looking forward to seeing the women transformed.

In the cardroom it is now already the time to think about Christmas – yes you read right. In Tamar Center our women are producing many Christmas cards for companies and so it is now time to review the latest designs and to start working on some of the bigger orders. If you are interested in big amounts of Christmas cards for your company or circle of friends, please let us know.

Good, so much for the update. Please enjoy the attached pictures of the start of the training!

 

Daniel Vaupel

Women at the Party
Women at the Party
Hairdressing Training
Hairdressing Training
Baking Training
Baking Training
Training
Training
Party
Party
Participant
Participant

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Valentine Outreach
Valentine Outreach

Greetings from Thailand to you all!

Big thank you for your continued support of the work that is happening here in Thailand. In the last months we have been very busy and I just want to give you a short update about all the different things:

-        In January we renovated our Restaurant and started to offer Pizza, Tacos and vegetarian Burgers for sale. This has really helped our restaurant and has given us much more options to train our women in cooking and preparing food

-        On Valentine’s Day we did a special Outreach into the Bar Areas of Pattaya to encourage the women and to invite them for a party to our center. The party was a big success with many women attending and we offered all of them help to leave the bars and to start a new life

-        Some of the women attended than our Mini-Training – a one-week long training program where they can see what Tamar Center is offering to them. They got some basic training in sewing, cooking and hair cutting.

-        In English Class we have also more women attending and we updated our lesson plan and got more creative – as you can see in the pictures – they were learning shapes and colors

-        Otherwise our normal programs are still going on but a bit slower as right now we have the school holidays in Thailand and a number of the women are helping out in our Nursery to look after all the kids

-        In May we are planning our next three-month long vocational and life training and are hoping for 12 women from the bars to attend. We will have special outreaches and more parties happing in April and May to invite many of the girls.

 

So, much for a short update today. Thank you for your help – without you, we could not do the work here!

Learning Colors and Shapes
Learning Colors and Shapes
Valentine Party
Valentine Party
Counseling during Mini Training
Counseling during Mini Training
Cooking training
Cooking training
Our Restaurant Team with new Aprons
Our Restaurant Team with new Aprons
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Tamar Christmas Party
Tamar Christmas Party

Merry Christmas and a blessed 2018 to you all!

 

Greetings from Pattaya in Thailand. In the last days the temperatures here have dropped to only 17 degrees Celsius – very cold for Thailand. This reminds me about Christmas at home and helps us to get into the Christmas mode. Last night we had our yearly Christmas Party where we first had a nice celebration and later on went to a Seafood Place that all our women love for dinner. It was a lot of fun and we are grateful for the last year!

We were able to help many women leaving sex work and the Bars behind and start a new life. Some, like the lady in the picture finished job trainings with us and some are already employed in other jobs in the City and elsewhere in Thailand. It is a constant joy for us to watch the women change! Yes, it is not always easy and also in the last year we had a number of sad experiences but altogether it was a very good year.

All of this would not have been possible without your support and your help in the last year! Thank you very much for caring for our women and for helping them to step into a new life. Without your support we could not do it!

From everybody at Tamar Center we would like to wish you a blessed Christmas time with your family and friends. Have a good rest and we will continue to update you in the next year!

 

For the Tamar Family

 

Daniel Vaupel

Bar Outreach for Christmas
Bar Outreach for Christmas
Women receiving her Cooking Certificate
Women receiving her Cooking Certificate
Christmas Dinner
Christmas Dinner
Christmas Gifts
Christmas Gifts
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Graduation Picture Tamar Training
Graduation Picture Tamar Training

Greetings from Pattaya in Thailand. Today we would like to update you about the Tamar Training Program that has been going on for three months and finished recently.

From the six women that started the training program five graduated after completing the program. Sadly, one women left in the middle of the program due to health reasons. She had HIV and took a turn for the worse and due to her immune system being very low the Doctor advised her not to live in community until her health improved.

The other women enjoyed the three-month long training and learned the basics of cooking, baking, sewing, hairdressing and card making as well as receiving counseling, finance training and teaching on a lot of different topics. It was a really nice training, the students bonded well with the Trainers and we see big progress in most of the women. Now, almost six weeks after the training finished, we can report that all the women are still going strong. One left us and got a job at a local Hotel where she is working at the reception, one is half way through training to become a cook and is working in our own Tamar Restaurant, one other lady has just stared a further bakery training and for one women we are currently looking at schools for sewing. She wants to learn the sewing of Thai traditional dance costumes in order to start a small business in that area. It is really nice to see them continuing their education and going strong.

We were also able to visit the family of one of the women in Issan and spent a long weekend there, explaining to the family and village about Tamar Center and also why it is not good for young women to come to Pattaya and to start in prostitution. 

Since the training finished we took in two more girls that did not want to work in the bars and brothels of Pattaya anymore. 

As you can see, it has been a busy time for us and right after the training finished we received a huge order for Christmas Cards. In the last weeks the women worked very hard on finishing this order and it was all hands-on deck to get all the cards done in time to send them to a customer in Germany. This week we are working on a couple of smaller orders for cards and also our bakery is very busy with a bigger order of cakes for delivery for a big Party- which is a great opportunity for our new women to learn some baking skills. (If you are interested in some handmade Christmas Cards from our women, you can order them here: https://tamarproducts.com/collections/christmas )

Thank you for making our work possible and for helping our women to get a chance at a new life. When we compare the pictures from them coming to us in May and now, we see a huge difference. Especially the woman that left to work in the Hotel - when she came, she had no self-worth, was very shy, but after receiving counseling and help, she is now a confident person that runs a reception desk. What a change! Thank you for making this possible!

For the Tamar Family

Daniel Vaupel

PS: For this years end we just started a new Project, you can check it out in the links.

Finished Counseling program from older Tamar Group
Finished Counseling program from older Tamar Group
Hairdressing Training
Hairdressing Training
Baking Training
Baking Training

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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
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