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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!
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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English Class for women from the bars
English Class for women from the bars

Greetings from Tamar Center in Pattaya. We hope that you enjoy a nice spring wherever you are. Here in Thailand it is getting very toasty in the moment. The winter is over and the temperatures are climbing and it is getting more humid as well. Time to give our aircon units a workout. :)

But not only is it getting warmer but also the Tourist Highseason here in Pattaya is coming to an end, which is great for us. It means that more girls are able to leave the bars and come to our English Classes, it means that more girls are thinking about leaving the sex industry behind as they do not have as many customers and it helps to have less people around. In the last week the attendance of our English Class increased and we also see higher numbers of girls coming to our Hairsalon to get their hair done - which we love because it is a good opportunity to talk to the girls, challenge them about the jobs that they are involved in and helping them to make different choices for their lives. Just two days ago, we had a woman crying in our English Class, as she does not like to work as a prostitute anymore and wants out. She came yesterday and had a look at our Center and we hope that she will be able to make the step to move out of the Redlights!

We were able to take one more lady of the streets the other week. She and her son, seven years old, have now moved into our housing and she is adjusting to staying in a normal enviroment and it is nice to see how she is relating to her son. He is soo excited. Till last week, he was not able to stay with his Mum, as she worked in the bars and he had to stay with relatives that were not really keen on having him. But now, he is a happy child and we hope that they will stay with us for a long time .

Last week a Team from Tamar Center together with some Volunteers went all the way to Chaiyaphum in the north-east of Thailand - a 8 hour drive. There the team helped a local school running an English Camp, they did a lot of prevention work with children and worked also in a village where they encouraged the women not to come to places like Pattaya.

This month Global Giving has choosen to half the fees that we have to pay for receiving donations which is excellent. Therefore, can we ask you to consider helping us to reach our next fundraising goal? We have a number of costs coming up in the next months when we will start a three month long training program for women from the bars. Would you be willing to help us reach out to the women and show them that they are loved? 

Thank you for your continued support!

Some women from the bars visit our Center
Some women from the bars visit our Center
Tamar Volunteers teaching at an English Camp
Tamar Volunteers teaching at an English Camp
Bar Outreach in Pattaya
Bar Outreach in Pattaya
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Tamar Christmas Celebration
Tamar Christmas Celebration

Happy new Year from Tamar Center!

 
Another year has been passed by and we are getting ready for the year 2560 (Thai Calendar is based on Buddha) or 2017 (in the rest of the world)! What a year it has been! But as we leave it behind we want to wish you an amazing new Year and hope that your dreams and wishes come true in the next year.

Pastor Jim & Christmas 
The month of December at Tamar Center has been going by very fast. Pastor Jim came and talked on two evenings to our women, we had special Christmas celebrations at our English Classes and also at Soi 6. This year, we were able to hand out to all our contacts an Calendar for the next year. This calendar is special as all the pictures are drawn in Thai style (see picture) and we hope that people will hang them up and enjoy them throughout the year.

Issan trip 
Earlier in the month Nella, Pi Soi and Daniel went on a road trip and visited Tamar Center in Korat, a number of women that have been with Tamar Center in the past and also spent three days at Tamar Center Chaiyaphum. We had a great time and were able to observe the great job that Matee and Ooy are doing there. We will next year talk more about them, as they want to start a new project to teach how make Thai snacks to the local women. The goal of this project will be, to help the women to earn a small extra income in order to prevent them from coming to cities like Pattaya. We are looking forward to the start of this new initiative and hope that it will be a big success. Meanwhile in Pattaya, Steffi has been busy with a DTS Team renovating the card room and we are happy to report that it is almost finished. But you can still be a part of this project as well: https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/tamar-christmas-project-2016/

Many thanks for all your support! 
At the end of this year we would also like to thank you for your letters, emails, cards, prayers and support to Tamar Center in the last year. We are very grateful for your interest in the work here and hope that we can stay connected with you all in the new year as well. 


Merry Christmas and a blessed new Year from Tamar Center!
 
Daniel Vaupel

Tamar Team December 2017
Tamar Team December 2017
Tamar Center Chaiyaphum
Tamar Center Chaiyaphum
Calendar that we distributed
Calendar that we distributed
Renovation Card Room
Renovation Card Room
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Tamar Center Soi 6
Tamar Center Soi 6

Hello everybody!

Hope you are doing well. It is amazing how the time flies in the moment. A lot has happened and we are glad to keep you all updated with what God is doing here.

Last week Tamar Center hosted a small Conference: Sons and Daughters (http://www.sonsanddaughters.org.hk/ ) from Hong Kong and Tamar Village (http://tamarvillage.org/) from Singapore came invited by Linda Herrmann to meet with Nella and Daniel for three days. Both Ministries work in the Red-light Districts in their countries and it was nice to spent the days hearing about the work that God is doing through them, to pray together, to share success and failure stories, to encourage each other and also to look for ways how we can work closer together. One of the outcomes of these meetings are that next year Tamar Center will send a team to work with Tamar Village in Singapore. In Singapore, there are about 300 Thai women working in prostitution and the idea is that the team from Tamar will be able to share with them in their own language. Please pray with us, as we seek the Lord to see how we can make this happen in the best possible way.

 Another highlight of the last month was that Nella is back working again. After her sabbatical, we are glad to have her back and she is working hard on setting up the new counseling plan and with Alinda has already started a new counseling group with the women that finished the last training and will launch another group counseling for the women that are already a bit longer with us soon. On top of that she is working on individual counseling for many of our women. Nella, we are glad to have you back!

 Other updates from the last month:

-        Tuu and Waan are currently in Chiang Mai for a 14-day long Leadership Matters Course (https://www.wetrainleaders.org/lmc/what-is-lmc-2/) We are missing them here but are happy that they have the opportunity to develop themselves.

-        Oui and Nok are still on DTS. Currently they are on the first part of their outreach. This part is in Thailand and later in the year both of them will go to Nepal for the second part of the outreach.

-        Currently we have two Volunteers working with us. Erika from the Netherlands and Kinzie from the US. We are very thankful for their service and they are doing a great job in teaching English and going on Outreach.

-        With Waan doing the Leadership Course, Ice is in the moment in charge of the Restaurant. She is really rising to the challenge and prepared all the food for the Conference. We are really proud of her.

-        Right now, we have school holidays in Thailand – which means that every day we are sending one extra team member to help out in the nursery. Big thank you to Rik for taking all the kids to the sheep farm for an outing – they loved it.

-        In Soi 6 Melinda had a nice idea and got a couple whiteboards installed. Now she prints out a picture of each woman that comes to the English Class so that we all know who the different students are.

-        The church in Soi 6 is going strong under the leadership of Fon and Soi. Last week a number of women opened their hearts for Jesus when Nancy preached.

-        In the card room, we finished a couple of big orders and are now ready for more Christmas card orders. Do you have your cards already?

-        Steffi and Tuu are working on plans to renovate the card room with the help of a DTS next month. Please pray for good ideas and that the card room can really become a place where everybody enjoys working.

-        One new women has joined us from the Bars. R. with her daughter have moved in and R. is working in the restaurant and doing a great job there.

 This list could go on and on and on… It was a very busy month and we are glad for everything that was achieved. Thank you for your continued prayers and support of Tamar Center – through this, you make our work possible!

For the Team at Tamar Center

Daniel Vaupel

PS: Do you have all your Christmas Cards already? If not, please check out our collection of christmas cards, handmade from our women! 

Conference with Singapore and Hong Kong NGOs
Conference with Singapore and Hong Kong NGOs
Trauma Counseling Seminar at Tamar
Trauma Counseling Seminar at Tamar
Tamar Childrens Outing to Sheepfarm in Pattaya
Tamar Childrens Outing to Sheepfarm in Pattaya
Tamar Center Staff prepares Food for Conference
Tamar Center Staff prepares Food for Conference

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All Women that Graduated
All Women that Graduated

Hello everybody! Thank you again for all your donations and help with our work in Pattaya, Thailand. It is nice to see so many of you being willing to help and support us. Therefore today I would like to share something nice with you: Last Friday (August 26th) we had the graduation party of the 18th Tamar Training Program. Eight of our Students graduated after being for three month in this training course. The course consisted of vocational training (Hairdressing, Baking, Handicraft making and Sewing), counseling and also bible teaching. The women in this course did an amazing job and we are glad to see them happy and ready for their new life. From the 8 women that graduated, one was employed by a hair dressing salon in town and one women has started to work in an aids home as a caregiver for kids. The other six women will stay with us for the the next couple of month to receive further training and counseling. One will work fulltime in our bakery, one in our restaurant and the rest will be helping us to produce beautiful christmas cards and other things.

Please have a look at the pictures from the gradution. Thank you for making our work possibe!

 

Daniel Vaupel

Director Tamar Center

Students at the Graduation Party
Students at the Graduation Party
Student receiving Gift and Certificate
Student receiving Gift and Certificate
Graduation Gifts
Graduation Gifts
Training Leader from Tamar Center giving Speech
Training Leader from Tamar Center giving Speech
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