At least once a year, Tamar Center runs a three-month training program for the women and ladyboys who have chosen to leave prostitution. Bargirls who want to leave prostitution are welcome to join Tamar at any time. We provide housing for all the participants in our training and provide individual care. The majority of girls who come to Pattaya to work in the bars do so because they have very little education and are in desperate need of a job to financially support their families. Therefore, we believe it is important to give them an opportunity to become trained in a profession.
Currently, we offer the girls a choice of four programs: hairdressing, baking, cooking/Restaurant and sewing. The focus of this part of the training is that the girls will be able to work in related fields upon completion. There is a huge emphasis on application of the newly learned skills. We have running businesses in all of these areas, where the women can practice with real customers.
In order for them to truly walk into a new life, it is not enough to teach them a new job skill. The girls come from lives where they have often experienced abuse, hurt and pain. They are heartbroken. We feel it is important to show them love and provide a safe environment for their hearts to heal. We believe that inner healing goes hand in hand with learning new relationship and life skills with a biblical perspective.
When a woman decides to leave her work in the bars and come to Tamar, she starts working in the card room and learns to produce cards. These beautifully handmade cards are sold in Europe and in the USA. The girls can quickly learn the technique and earn money to support their families back in the villages. To view a full selection of our products you can click here: www.tamarproducts.com
The Tamar Hair Salon is located at our outreach center on Soi 6; one of the most populated bar streets in Pattaya. We wanted to create a place where the girls working in the bars can come and get their hair, or nails done in a safe and positive environment. We can tell them about Tamar Center and our English classes, as well as our training program. It is also a place where the girls who have finished their training can gain experience.
Bakery & Restaurant
The Tamar Center Restaurant and Bakery is located on Third Road in Pattaya and it is a calm and peaceful place to come and enjoy breakfast, lunch, or a cup of coffee and one of our famous cheesecakes. We recently started to offer Pizza, Tacos and many other dishes as well. The women learn how to bake and cook and also how to prepare different coffee-based drinks and smoothies.