Thank you very much for your support of the 20th Tamar Vocational and Life Training. On Friday the 10th of August we celebrated the Graduation from this years Training. Six women left prostitution behind and joined the training that started on the 18th of May and I am very happy to report that all six of them have graduated! This is actually the first time in seven years that everybody that started also finished the training!
And not only that – all six of them are doing very well and continue to go strong. None of them is leaving Tamar Center but all of them have asked if they could stay on and so we will employ them in our businesses from next week onwards. But first they have a break over a long weekend to celebrate themselves and to rest after these twelve weeks of training.
From the six women, three trained in the Restaurant/Bakery, two in the Hair Salon and one studied sewing and learned to sew bags, scarves, headbands and other items. They have done very well, and we are very proud of them! They learned not only about these jobs but also learned how to deal with finances, how deal with family and many other things. They all received counseling and we have seen them grow a lot in the last weeks. Some of them were very shy in the beginning, others suffered still from what they experienced while they worked in prostitution but now we see that they are on a good way forward.
Thank you for being a part in this life changing training. You have impacted the life of these six women for eternity!
I hope that you will enjoy the attached pictures – they show the students at graduation and during the training.
Hope you are all doing good. At Tamar Center we are right now in Countdown mode! On Friday the 18th our next Tamar Vocational Training is starting, and we are in the final stretches of preparations. Thank you for helping us making the Training possible!
Last week we had a big Party in a local Hotel. We bought 98 women for the night out of the Bars and presented them a nice evening with good food, games, fun and also offered each one of them the chance to leave the bars behind and come to join the Training. One women came directly and moved already in with us and some others are thinking about it.
This week our team will concentrate on follow up with the women that were interested, and we hope that some more women will join the training. We are offering classes in baking, cooking, sewing, jewelry making, handicrafts and hairdressing. We have some great Trainers coming, especially one lady from the Netherlands who is a professional hair stylist. She arrived two weeks ago and is just now training our normal team in up to day styles.
Once the Training has started we will update you with some more information and also about how many women have joined in the end. Would you be able to share the information about the training with some of your friends? That would be very helpful!
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