Showing off the project that they made
Here comes another update about the children at Tamar Center. The whole last year has been very weird for them. The long times where the school were closed, then a time where the schools only opened for half days followed by a short normal time towards the end of the year. Sadly 2021 started with another complete shutdown for all schools for the whole month of January and right now only half the schools are running normally, and the other half are only running for half days. The only good thing for the kids is that they will not have exams at the end of this school term. They are really enjoying that! In Thailand, the school year normally finishes in March and starts in May the next school year starts. But this year the school year goes until the middle of April and starts at the beginning of May already to make up some of the lost time.
The year was also not easy for the mothers as they had a hard time with home schooling and keeping the children busy at home. I think they are even happier than the children that schools and our nursery are open again. When things opened, we were finally able to have the first Tamar Family Night of 2021 at the end of February. We all went to the beach, had a barbecue, and did many games with the children. They enjoyed the running around and we adults were happy that we could be outside and finally with a bigger group again. Pattaya right now is actually nice – there are still no Tourists around (which is very hard for the economy and for jobs but great for traffic and empty beaches!). We are trying to make as much as possible out of these weeks and just hope that there will be no further lockdowns. Thailand has finally started a vaccination program and it looks likely that maybe in October Tourist will be allowed back into the country.
You will also see some pictures attached from a former Tamar woman that now has her own job but where we still support her children. We had a meeting with her and then took her shopping for supplies for school and some gifts for her children as well. She had a lot of fun picking the items and sharing them with her children.
We are also very happy that we can report that one of our babies got very good news. When she was born the doctors detected some issues with the heart muscle. Now that the child is about a year old, they went for a check-up to a special heart clinic for children and the Doctors confirmed that the muscle has grown and is now almost 100% as it should be – which is really amazing, and we are very thankful for that.
Attached you will see some of the pictures of our children from an outing that we did with them just after Christmas to a Zoo. It was only three days before the second surprise lockdown started and we were glad that we managed to do an outing at that time.
Good, so much from us from Pattaya. The kids are now looking forward to a normal school break and hopefully they can really enjoy this holiday and play outside a lot!
Thank you for your continued support of the children of Tamar Center!
For the Tamar Family
Finally Beach again!
Three Birthday Kids
Zoo - find the animal