The Tamar Center in Pattaya Thailand, a ministry birthed out of Youth With a Mission (YWAM), is providing women caught up in the Thailand Prostitution a way out.
Many women in Thailand enter into prostitution not by choice, but by being sold into it, forced into it or because they can’t see another way to survive. The Tamara Center provides these women with another way to survive through a three-month program that focuses on:
- Christian Teachings
- Learning English
- Learning new skills (baking, hairdressing, etc)
About 80% of the women who go through the program offered by the centre manage to avoid returning to prostitution.
You can read more about one woman’s journey from a prostitute to running the training at the Tamara Center here.
The guys over at photogenX have recently published a book called “Sex + Money: A Global Search for Human Worth”. The book is about the global slave trade and was put together by a team of YWAM students from eight different nations. They travelled through 20 different nations and collected the photographs and stories from the trip and made it into this book.
You can read more about the project and find out how to get a copy of “Sex + Money: A Global Search for Human Worth” here.
The YWAM Outreach to Bangkok, Thailand’s red-light district is currently needing staff for it’s ministry to the sex workers and clients there. The MST Project who runs the outreach is looking for male and female long term staff, videographers and administrative staff. The pre-requisite for staff there is the completion of a YWAM DTS.
If you are interested visit the MST web-site here.
A YWAM Thailand team has been regularly involved in ministering to male sex tourists visiting the red-light districts in Bangkok. Prostitution is a booming business in Thailand that brings in millions of dollars to the country and holds many men, women and children in bondage. YWAM Thailand engages the sex tourists in a non-threatening way to challenge them in what they are a part of.
Read more on the YWAM International Web-site here.