Time for another update from the Tamar children that you are supporting: We are in the middle of the school year, and it is soon time for exams before the midterm break in October. Before all the studying for the exams starts in earnest, we choose to do something special for them: In Pattaya a new Dinosaur Park is opening in October, and they had a soft opening to test the park. We used this opportunity to get some discounted tickets and went with the kids. Not all was finished yet but most of the attractions were ready. In the beginning some of them, even the older ones, were a bit scared – especially as some of the dinosaurs were moving around and making lots of sounds. But in the end, they all loved playing with them. There were dinosaur rides for the very young, the kids and as you can see even our Nursery Teacher enjoyed a ride on one of them! The little once also enjoyed feeding the little piglets and just hanging out in the park.
After we returned home, the kids asked when they would be able to go back. So, it seems the day trip was a success! But now it is back to studying and the school holidays will start around the 7th of October – each school a bit different – and we are already planning to the next outing to the science and space center during the school holidays when the exams are written.
Thank you for your support and for making outings like these possible!
Thank you very much for your continued support of the children that we have at Tamar Center. In the time since the last update the new school year has started, and all the children are back at school. They enjoyed their long school break too much and so it was hard for some of them to return to school. But thanks to your support we were able to cover all the school expenses for all the children currently at Tamar and for the children that are still with relatives of our women in the countryside. We were able to pay for new school uniforms – several of them started school or changed school and so needed full new sets – books, stationery and all the things that you need for school. Some got some new backpacks as well.
Now as the school year progresses some of the kids are doing well and some are struggling a bit more. We have two children that struggle the most. One came only two years ago from a small village and the pace of the school here in Pattaya is still difficult for him. He is trying and he gets some extra help but learning sitting still in school does not come easy to him. The other boy has just arrived at the end of April when his mom brought him back with her from visiting her family. He still needs to adjust to living in the city now and getting used to new friends at school, but he is on a good way.
Right now, the rainy season has kicked off and we have most evenings big thunderstorms and rain. That does not help with the kids going to bed on time to be up for the next day of schooling and the heat is not easy to handle as well. We hope that soon a bit cooler weather will return.
Thank you for your help in getting all the Tamar kids the best education that they can!
Today we would like to update you about the Tamar children and some of the things that they have been up to in the last couple of months. Currently, all the children are enjoying their big school holidays and the new school year will start in early May. The exams in the middle of March were a tense time for them, but lots of extra work required, but they managed them.
Before the exam season of the school year started, we took all the children and their mother’s to a very special outing: We visited the Ramayana Waterpark – the largest waterpark in Thailand – with everyone and spent a whole day, from the moment it opened until the moment it closed in the park. The kids and also the mother’s had an absolute blast and we must say that the park is very well designed with great play areas and slides for all the different age groups. You can see in the pictures below how much everyone enjoyed the day! Another sign of their enjoyment was, that on the way back it only took 2 or 3 driving before all the kids where in deep sleep.
During the school holidays the kids also enjoyed some special times with their mother’s. We used some of the donations and made money available for each mother to spend quality time with her child. The only rule was, that they need to do something together as Mother and child. Some decided to go to the aquarium in town, others decided to make another visit to a waterpark and some went to the trampoline park. It was nice to see the mother’s taking the initiative and arrange some outings for their children.
Now that the school holidays are slowly coming to an end the mother’s are especially grateful for your support, as it is now the time of the year where new school uniforms and school material need to be purchased. At Tamar we safe each month some money for each child and so when these bigger expenses come up once per year, the women can bring us the receipts for the different items and we reimburse them from the money that was saved.
Thank you for your continued support of the Tamar children – you are making a huge difference in their life’s!
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