Vision - Isaiah 43:18–19 "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland."
SHE focuses on working with women and children who are at risk. In Phuket (Southern Thailand) the majority of these are working in the commercial sex trade which is focused in Patong. SHE spends a number of nights every week visiting the bars (when going to the bars you will need to buy water / coke to be able to sit down and talk with the girls – estimated cost is 100-150 baht per night, per group) where the girls work and building relationships. We pray along the same streets in the daytime and pray against the strongholds that hold the girls captive in this dark business. We offer training in jewelry making and employment to all girls who wish to change the course of their lives. SHE is in the process of opening a drop-in centre in the heart of Patong. It will be a safe place where the girls can visit and receive friendship, help, advice and training. SHE also works in the migrant workers camps of Phuket. During the daytime we hold creative play times with the children who live in these camps as they are unable to go to school. In the evening we visit the same places sharing the Gospel, food and fellowship with the whole community. We have started a new program called the “SHE hotel training program”. We have put together short courses including English language to help people gain employment in hotels, restaurants, etc. There is a huge need in the tourist industry in Phuket for trained staff and there are many people who would like to fill these positions but are not qualified academically so SHE is helping to bridge the gap and bring hope through this program. The SHE program is also supported by the Prince of Songkla University here in Phuket regarding course content and final certification. We are presently training our Thai staff to be trainers They are doing very well and can't wait until they will be able to teach others. Training offered is free to all students and many will travel here from other provinces so we will house them also for free in a building adjacent to the present SHE Center. We are advertising all over Thailand in employment center's and promoting the program in local communities and Churches especially in the North East. The program is designed not only to bring hope and a choice to the girls working in the bars now but as a prevention program to help others who travel to Phuket seeking employment. Without this training many ladies are forced to work is the bars, clubs and massage parlors of Patong. Visiting teams will have a wide area of ministry from outreach into bars and street work, teaching opportunities in English and handicrafts, promoting hotel training program, sharing testimony, playtimes, practical ‘hands on' work and strategic prayer walking. SHE is currently the only ministry that is working with the bar girls of Patong in Phuket.
Check out the SHE Thailand website for more info - http://www.shethailand.org/