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Address: 14 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Description: The non-profit Lifestart Foundation Workshop is a not for profit charity...
The non-profit Lifestart Foundation Workshop is a not for profit charity offering visitors to Hoi An art and craft classes as well as the opportunity to find out more about the charity. Join us for a special half-day experience to learn more about the Lifestart Foundation and to enjoy our traditional art classes! Your half day includes participation in both classes, a brief video about our workshop and an opportunity for one-on-one dialogue with our members. All proceeds fund Lifestart Foundation philanthropic projects in Vietnam. Traditional Painting Class - Have lots of fun in our traditional painting classes offered by our Lifestart Foundation recipient and local artist, Sinh Trong. Lantern Making Class - Learn how to make your own miniature Hoi An lantern taught by our workshop staff. Take your unique lantern home as a memory of your time spent at the Lifestart Foundation. Free Daily Vietnamese Language Class - Feel less like a tourist, and more like a local! Every Morning & Afternoon FREE & FUN 1/2 Hour Lesson!
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Me and my friend came here for free Vietnamese class yesterday. Our teacher was lovely and tried her best to teach us all the important words. I am not very good with foreign... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Kep, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Me and my friend came here for free Vietnamese class yesterday. Our teacher was lovely and tried her best to teach us all the important words. I am not very good with foreign languages but wrote everything down and I am planning on practicing every day ;-) The whole place is amazing, we sampled some delicious tea and talked to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had soooo much fun with this. While recovering from beach burns, we decided to do something different and signed up for this workshop. We had an awesome time painting and making lanterns and meetings all the people that work at this establishment. You can check out our pictures and reviews @ http://beesgonewild.com/2015/06/hoi-an-vietnamese-riviera/

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your awesome review. We are super happy to hear that you loved our classes and our workshop. Sincerely, Karen More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Lifestart is a must visit when in Hoi An. It is Fair Trade shop where everything is made on the premises by people living challenging lives. There is a great team working together to produce a range of goods where there is something for everyone. A one stop shop for all those gifts you want take home. The highlight was... More 

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to hear that our Traditional Tea Ceremony was a highlight for you and that you enjoyed your visit to our workshop. Sincerely, Karen. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

me and two of my friends took the painting and lantern making class. It was a great way to learn more about Hoi an, more about the culture, and get out of the sun for the afternoon. The organization is a social enterprise giving economic opportunity to disabled artisans in the area. It's a great cause and was we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We did the painting and lantern making class and although my partner had never painted before he found that under the fantastic instruction of our teacher he produced a great painted card. Both classes were fantastic and something different to do on our holiday. We bought some gifts that were handmade by the local people with various disabilities which we... More 

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Great to hear that your partner found a "hidden talent " in our painting class! Sinh is a great teacher and it is amazing what you can learn and produce in only one class. Thank you so much for your further support by purchasing some of our makers products. Sincerely, Karen More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We took the free language class. It was very informative and helpful for our travels around Vietnam. Sam, our teacher, was wonderful and very friendly. She taught us how to say useful Vietnamese phrases by teaching us the phonetic words. Made it easy to understand and remember. Cool store and awesome concept. Signed up for the lantern making class too!

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

So happy to hear that you enjoyed your Free Language Class at Lifestart Foundation and that it was useful for the remainder of your travels. Your positive review is very much appreciated. Sincerely, Karen More 

Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I came initially for the free Vietnamese language class that they offer, but I was so won over by the organization that I just had to stay and buy some of their products. Everything about this group just gives me a good feeling: They're friendly and helpful, charitable, as well as well organized and professional. They provide valuable suggestions about... More 

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Dear Bren O, Thank you so much for your review of our Free Vietnamese Language class and the Lifestart Foundation Workshop. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. I have passed on your review to our staff who are thrilled to hear your positive review too. Best Wishes, Karen More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I visited the little shop of the Lifestart Foundation and was impressed what I saw. They provide opportunities for disabled people to train and work at the workshop, creating a range of toys, lanterns and other items. When I came to the shop one of their staff explained what the foundation was doing, and I was introduced to three lovely... More 

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Dear Scotsman 79, Thank you for visiting our workshop and supporting our project work by purchasing a gift for your god-son. We hope he loved it! Thank you also for your positive review about your visit to the Lifestart Foundation Workshop. Sincerely, Karen More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We went to life start foundation after getting a tip from a friend. We got there to late though but the staff went out of their way and arranged a lantern making class just for us. We had a good class even though you can buy the same kind of lantern for only 1/10 of the price. It was fun... More 

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Millicent, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We did the drawing and lantern class and loved both. The instructors are patient, fun and chatty. Interesting to talk to but also interested in their students. A great way to spend a morning!

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Dear Ange1107, Thank you for sending in your review. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your painting and lantern making morning at Lifestart Foundation. I will pass on your comments to your teachers who will also be very happy to hear your feedback. Best Wishes, Karen More 

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Additional Information about Lifestart Foundation Workshop

Address: Address: 14 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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